The main take-away from the Education Commission’s participation in the 2017 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings: new and actionable solutions for the financing of the Learning Generation are gaining momentum and support. The message was loud and clear, coming from...
New York City, April 19 Promises made to children are sacred. Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, in a speech in the historic ECOSOC chamber at the UN, reminds us of the words of Nelson Mandela. The theme of Brown’s speech is global... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Immediately upon arrival in Bangladesh, I sensed the 2017 E-9 ministerial meeting would be one defined by cooperation, action and progress. From February 5-7, a ministerial meeting of E-9 countries – representing 53% of the world’s population – met in Dhaka,... read more
03 March 2017: His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, the former President of Tanzania and member of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, The Education Commission, visited the SADC Secretariat to present the Commission’s report as... read more
“Our country has a deep and rich history…” explains the captivating Minister of Education for Tunisia, H.E. Mr Neji Jalloul. When he tells us about Hannibal fighting the Roman Empire and his elephants crossing the Alps, I am filled with memories from my childhood... read more