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Global Campaign for Education - An expansive, democratic and diverse global movement

Global Campaign for Education – An expansive, democratic and diverse global movement

After nearly 20 years of existence, the Global Campaign for Education continues to strengthen and diversify, and is the largest civil society movement working to realise the human right to education. The 6th GCE General Assembly meeting and successful elections procedures, attest to the true values ​​of the global campaign. Our work remains a collaborative network that strengthens impact at national, regional as well as global level and significantly influences international frameworks and debates. GCE is a solid and influential movement, retaining enough flexibility to adapt to the political context of various national and regional realities. The elections held were ...
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World Assembly Address - President of ASPBAE

World Assembly Address – President of ASPBAE

World Assembly Remarks -Nani Zulminarni, President of ASPBAE Nani is a gender and development specialist and educator and activist. Nani’s passion is for community organising and the economic and political empowerment of women. She founded PEKKA, the women-aided headed empowerment program in Indonesia, a network that supports more than 20,000 rural widows and abandoned and divorced women in the strategies that address social and economic empowerment. She has been ASPBAE President since 2017. Greetings of solidarity and warm welcome to 6th WA. Honor to host you in our region. The region has rich practice and tradition of transformative education, which ...
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World Assembly Inaugural speech: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nepal

World Assembly Inaugural speech: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nepal

Inaugural speech: HE Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nepal Hon. Min. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is the Minister of foreign affairs, Nepal elected 2015 as the member of house of representatives. You served also the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation from 2006-07. You were one of the key members of govt negotiations with Maoist rebels and your role has been very highly appreciated in Nepalese peace process. Let me convey deep gratitude for NCE Nepal for hosting 6th WA in Kathmandu. Pleasure to be here, welcome you all to Nepal. Proud to say that Nepal ...
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World Assembly opening and welcoming remarks - President of NCE Nepal

World Assembly opening and welcoming remarks – President of NCE Nepal

Official opening and welcoming remarks - Kumar Bhattarai, President of NCE Nepal Welcoming President of Nepalese Coalition for Education, Kumar Bhattarai. NCE, Nepal is a network of more than 339-member organisation working for equitable quality education for all. Kumar has the experience of working for child rights and education for more than 30 years. He is the program director of Child workers in Nepal. Namaste! I am honored and proud to welcome you all to the beautiful country of Nepal. I extend my welcome on behalf of National Campaign for Education as a local host. NCE, Nepal was established in ...
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World Assembly Remarks by Director of UNGEI

World Assembly Remarks by Director of UNGEI

Nora Fyles is the Head of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). Before joining UNGEI, Nora worked for the Canadian International Development worked as Education Team Leader and Senior Education Advisor. Prior to that, you have worked in many countries including Belize, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Pakistan with a focus on education, literacy, skills development and gender. You have an interesting background for such an organisation and we will be pleased to listen to you. Thanks for inviting me here. I have been asked to offer few words about gender equality in education and its role in your ...
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Keynote address - Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General, UN

Keynote address – Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General, UN

Keynote address -  Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General, UN Dear Amina, you are one of the most powerful women in the world, but for us, in our hearts, the one to fight for education in Africa for many years. We got to know you when Nigeria coalition was formed, and we are very proud that you were the member of our campaign. You were appointed the UN Deputy Secretary General in Jan 2017 by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. You were Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Nov 2015 to Dec 2017, where you really steered ...
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GCE 2018 Constitution

GCE 2018 Constitution

The Constitution of the Global Campaign for Education was amended during the 6th World Assembly in Kathmandu, to officially create a seat for a youth-led organisation. Download the full document here ...
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Role of Digitization in Education

Role of Digitization in Education

Sitting in front of a desktop, you may think of communicating and reaching out to friends, playing games, watching movies and endless television series’ available on various online channels. But, in order to build an informed youth base, one must advance the digitisation of education and prepare youth for an empowered digital future. My name is  Prantar Das Anoy, a youth leader from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Through the my active engagement with Jaago Foundation, I am living my purpose.  Bridging the digital divide and teaching the future generation of Bangladesh. As an online teacher I share the importance of education to ...
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2018 Day of the Girl Child - For Justice and equality

2018 Day of the Girl Child – For Justice and equality

October 11th marks the annual celebration of International Day of the Girl Child.  This year’s UN theme is “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force” and aims to empower girl world wide to “inspire, innovate and take charge of their own future.” Girls across the world face disempowering challenges.  From entrenched societal and patriarchal systems, that define who they are as women and questioning decisions women make for themselves, to gender based violence, which remains rife in many societies. Today, despite the presence of more girls in classrooms, millions of around the world confront discrimination, violence, neglect, exploitation and abuse repeatedly. Global ...
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“Transforming public education systems for equality, inclusion and justice” GCE’s 6th World Assembly, 16-18 November, Nepal

“Transforming public education systems for equality, inclusion and justice” GCE’s 6th World Assembly, 16-18 November, Nepal

The sixth Global Campaign for Education (GCE) World Assembly will be held from the 16th to 18th November 2018 under the theme “Transforming public education systems for equality, inclusion and justice” in Kathmandu, Nepal. GCE looks forward to this momentous global event and preparations are in full swing.  As stakeholders vested in the right to education, the World Assembly is a key moment for all of us. It is an ideal space to reflect on progress made, exchange learnings and ways of working as together we scale up our efforts and global impact  in achieving good quality inclusive education for ...
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Using Evidence to Drive Change

Using Evidence to Drive Change

Case examples from the Civil Society Education Fund programme It is said that every dollar spent on research is worth ten spent on lobbying, and that evidence works as fuel for advocacy.  During 2016 and 2017, 38 national coalitions worked on research for advocacy, and the results are clear: the use of relevant documentation, credible research, data collection and evidence building are key to inform education policy. From this important body of work, we selected  case examples from 11 coalitions in Africa (Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone), Asia (Indonesia, Philippines), Eastern Europe and the Middle East (Moldova, ...
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Education for social, economic and environmental sustainability

Education for social, economic and environmental sustainability

Originally published on the EASG website www.educationacademia.org HLPF 2018: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies The high-level political forum on sustainable development is the United Nations body focusing on reviewing the progress towards the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals. This year's Forum will meet at the UN headquarters in New-york from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The ministerial meeting of the forum will be from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The progress review towards the SDGS will focus in particular on goals related to sustainability and biodiversity. You can download the full agenda here. How ...
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Open letter - 88 organisations urge investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies

Open letter – 88 organisations urge investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies

Open letter - 88 organisations urge investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies Today 88 human rights and civil society organisations urge investors of Bridge International Academies to cease support of the multi-national for-profit chain of private schools, following a series of concerning practices and the associated legal and reputational risks they incur. These practices include lack of transparency, poor labour conditions, and non-respect of the rule of law in host countries. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kampala, Monrovia, Nairobi, 1st March 2018. In an open letter published today, 88 civil society organisations have urged investors to cease their support for the multi-national for-profit chain ...
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From loud noises to louder actions: the push to achieve more and better education financing after the 72nd UN General Assembly

From loud noises to louder actions: the push to achieve more and better education financing after the 72nd UN General Assembly

Education has been the focus of many high-level UN events, but this year’s UN General Assembly truly put the spotlight on education – and particularly on the financing of quality, inclusive, equitable, and free education. GCE and its members have long fought to deliver financing at national and international levels, and this year’s shift by the UN to explicitly focus on financing to strengthen public education systems was welcome – and long overdue. Civil society has been consistent in the message – now widely acknowledged – that education is a foundational right, and SDG 4 underpins the full sustainable development agenda: failing ...
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Civil society calls for G7 leaders to commit to fund education

Civil society calls for G7 leaders to commit to fund education

Civil society calls for G7 leaders to commit to fund education In the lead up to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference on the 2nd of February 2018, 43 civil society organisations, including GCE and many of its members and allies, have written an open letter to the leadership of the G7 countries to urge them to increase their commitment to fund education. As some of the wealthiest economies in the world, the G7 has a unique opportunity to demonstrate its continued commitment to financing education around the world at the Replenishment conference, and GCE hopes it will set ...
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Civil society calls for clear leadership from developing countries to fund education now

Civil society calls for clear leadership from developing countries to fund education now

With just 3 months left before the Global Partnership for Education's Financing Conference on 2nd February 2018 in Dakar, Senegal, civil society actors are working together to call for action on domestic financing for education from developing country governments. On 2nd November, a group of 13 civil society organisations, representing between them hundreds of local, national and regional campaigining groups worldwide, launch the Compact on Domestic Financing of Education, a declaration which identifies ten key steps towards realising bigger and better commitments to education financing in developing countries. In 2014 developing country governments made remarkable commitments of $26 billion at the ...
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Engagement of CSEF funded coalitions in LEGS

Engagement of CSEF funded coalitions in LEGS

LEG Results Brochure (March 2018) This paper aims to share learning emerging from the CSEF programme. It utilises information gathered from country level experiences within the CSEF programme as well as data generated through CSEF’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system2. It focuses on engagement within LEGs, acknowledging that coalitions participate in a range of education policy related forums and spaces 3 The Learning Exchange Brief presents a brief quantitative cross-country snapshot of key data. It then identifies 6 key lessons learned by national education coalitions. The 6 lessons are linked to good practices in LEGs identified by the GCE. At ...
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We need better education data for better financing in emergency contexts

We need better education data for better financing in emergency contexts

by Sawsan Al Refai This article was originally written for and published on the Global Partnership for Education's blog, which you can access here. A 7th grade class in Sudan Photo: GPE/Kelley Lynch Although the Arab region had shown improvements in the rates of enrollment in education in the last decade, progress has stopped in the last two years. The total number of out-of-school children, adolescents and youth has remained nearly the same in the past three years across the region. It is however expected that in a conflict-torn region, enrollment rates and other education statistics would only become worse ...
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Government Spending Watch

Government Spending Watch

Commonwealth Education Fund: Download background paper here ...
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