Using the Syrian Civil War as a case study, Jamiya Project Academic Adviser Paul O’Keeffe explores education in emergencies and how seemingly intractable situations present abundant opportunities for educational advancement.
Education in Emergencies
With less than one month until the Education Commission’s report launch, Save the Children Chief Executive and Commissioner Helle Thorning-Schmidt explains why equitable financing and strengthening domestic education systems are the keys to fulfilling the fourth Sustainable Development Goal.
The Founder of Hope for Children Cameroon explains why “If we fail to close the education gap between developed and developing countries, we risk not meeting the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals.”
At the July Education Commission meeting in Oslo, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Commission Chair Gordon Brown held a press briefing to discuss the Commission’s work and how education gives citizens the “qualifications to participate and be included in their society.”
Improving education for a better world: perspectives from international students studying in the U.S.
Citing different education challenges and strategies, Edmonds Community College consultation participants joined in agreeing “education is the single most important thing in changing someone’s life, enriching the broader community, and bringing hope for a better world.”
Writing for the Education Commission, Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All and Founder of Teach For America, tells us why “in schools, education systems, advocacy, government—we should be focused on identifying, developing, and supporting the leaders who will accelerate our progress towards achieving inclusive and equitable education by 2030.”
Devex views the launch of the Education Cannot Wait fund as one of the “more concrete initiatives to emerge” from the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. Education Commission leadership was there for the unveiling.
Writing for Al Arabiya English, Sultan A. Al Saud articulates the need for a “sustained drive from donors” to capitalize the Education Cannot Wait fund thereby ensuring global education promises are met.
Youth Panelist and former child soldier Mohamed Sidibay reminds us how children are robbed of an education – the right to dream – in emergency situations.
Education Commission Chair Gordon Brown, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Commission Co-convener Irina Bokova and Commissioners Julia Gillard and Anthony Lake joined together in Istanbul to launch the Education Cannot Wait fund.