The upcoming Global Education Summit for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), co-hosted by Kenya and the UK, has an ambitious target of raising USD $5 billion to transform education systems in up to 90 countries, so that all children can get a quality education. This is a very laudable mission indeed.
Dear World Leaders,
Can we talk for a second?
We know you’re busy right now, but we miss going to school.
We like playing all day, but for some of us, when we go back to school next year, we will have to repeat our class.
The COVID-19 crisis will be remembered for its overwhelming dimensions: the worst health and economic emergency in a century, a global reckoning of racial and social injustice, an escalating climate crisis, and the shuttering of schools and workplaces – all these emergencies compounding one another, and all in need of urgent attention.
An unprecedented global coalition of organizations called for urgent investment in education today to prevent a generational catastrophe. Launching a joint white paper at the Global Edu- cation Meeting hosted by UNESCO, the Save Our Future campaign – a movement of the biggest education…
During the COVID-19 crisis, lockdowns and other social-distancing rules have forced schools worldwide to shut their doors, locking out a peak of 1.6 billion children. Unless the international community acts now, the consequences for this generation – especially its poorest members – will be severe and long-lasting.
Commission Chair Gordon Brown’s keynote at the Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined WISE Summit
It’s a real pleasure to speak to the WISE conference – to thank the Salzburg Global Seminar and WISE, particularly Sheikha Moza for organizing this, and to say that I thought that the initial remarks that we had from Asmaa and from Stavros were inspirational…
We face a lost decade … or a decade in which children have an equal opportunity to learn and gain the skills they need to succeed in work and life. It’s a choice. We are in the midst of the worst health and economic crisis in a century, with millions of children locked out of school.
The COVID-19 crisis is forcing education decision-makers to address urgent implementation challenges rapidly and leverage their systems in new ways. In some cases, this means quickly identifying the most effective solutions for…