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Five takeaways from June’s live forum

Five takeaways from June’s live forum

Today’s forum featured Commissioner Theo Sowa (CEO, African Women’s Development Fund) alongside Commission Director Justin W. van Fleet in a conversation moderated by Edith Asibey, the Commission’s Senior Advisor – Communication. In all, approximately two hundred...
Notes from the field: Uganda’s response to the refugee crisis

Notes from the field: Uganda’s response to the refugee crisis

Arua, Northern Uganda — We are on Uganda’s northern border with South Sudan. A beautiful area with rolling green hills scattered with small villages comprised of mud huts, mango trees and compact cotton and tobacco fields. As Chief Adviser to the Education Commission,...
Leading and learning: Côte d’Ivoire’s Education Opportunity

Leading and learning: Côte d’Ivoire’s Education Opportunity

It is a hot and steamy morning in Abidjan, a bustling West African city in Côte d’Ivoire, nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Guinea flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. An enclosed lagoon weaves endlessly throughout the cityscape. We are here in Abidjan as part of the...
Time for G20 leaders to back education

Time for G20 leaders to back education

Last week, I presented Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, with a letter signed by NGOs from around the world calling on global leaders to back an innovate finance facility for education capable of ensuring Sustainable...
Leadership is the key to progress in education

Leadership is the key to progress in education

So how can we create more of it? Last December, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results were released providing a rich analysis of global education systems performance. Among many factors that the OECD identified as contributing to...