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From refugee to social entrepreneur

From refugee to social entrepreneur

My earliest memories are of war and atrocities all around me. I became a refugee from the Sudanese civil war and was one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” For 13 years I lived in refugee camps along the Sudanese and Ethiopian border. At age 17, I was brought to...
Live from the Education Workforce Initiative launch

Live from the Education Workforce Initiative launch

Across the globe, countries are facing teacher shortages – especially in remote or conflict areas – and in certain subject areas such as science and mathematics. It’s time to rethink how we recruit, train, and support qualified teachers. That is why...
2018 delivers first win for global education financing

2018 delivers first win for global education financing

For the past two years, the Education Commission has called for an increase in global financing for education which has been declining for six consecutive years – leaving millions of children out of school and young adults failing to learn and adapt to the...
Taking the case for education to Davos

Taking the case for education to Davos

By Justin van Fleet, Director of the Education Commission This week, I will travel up the mountains of Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. The meeting provides a unique glimpse into the challenges world leaders find most urgent,...
5 reasons to be optimistic about global education

5 reasons to be optimistic about global education

Education unlocks human potential, enabling children to become healthy, productive adults. It is the key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – from ending poverty to promoting peace. That’s why it’s more important than ever to ensure that...