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AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVEMENT FOR EDUCATION

AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVEMENT FOR EDUCATION

A BLOG BY DAVID ARCHER Hundreds of activists from the education movement around the world are gathering this week in Nepal for the World Assembly of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE). This is an unprecedented movement, mobilising thousands of organisations and over ten million people in over a hundred countries, connecting local, national, regional and global action for the right to education. GCE has played a key role in helping to develop ambitious plans for advancing progress on education – from the Dakar Framework for Action 2000 to the 2015 Sustainable Development Goal 4  – and has worked hard ...
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Role of Digitization on Education

Role of Digitization on 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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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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Civil Society Education Fund

Civil Society Education Fund

LEG Results Brochure (March 2018) Download in English | Français | Español | Português| العربية‎ ...
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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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Public-Private Partnerships in Education: GCE Briefing Global Campaign for Education, 2017

Public-Private Partnerships in Education: GCE Briefing Global Campaign for Education, 2017

A briefing which explores the types and nature of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education to support civil society coalitions and organisations better understand this aspect of privatisation and to build their campaigns to combat this Download in English | Français | العربية | Português | Español ...
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Low-fee private schools and the right to education: GCE Briefing Global Campaign for Education, 2017

Low-fee private schools and the right to education: GCE Briefing Global Campaign for Education, 2017

A short briefing which provides an update on challenges made by civil society and other bodies to the rise of privatisation in the form of low-fee private schools. Download in English | Français |Português | Español ...
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The UNESCO Library for the EFA Global Monitoring Report

The UNESCO Library for the EFA Global Monitoring Report

The UNESCO Library for the EFA Global Monitoring Report ...
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Education and Academia Stakeholder Group 2017

Education and Academia Stakeholder Group 2017

Read the Education and Academia Stakeholder Group 2017 submission to the UN’s High-level Political Forum report on ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity’ Download in English ...
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From Closed Books to Open Doors

From Closed Books to Open Doors

Oxfam International: Education Publications From Closed Books to Open Doors: West Africa’s literacy challenge Oxfam 2009 ...
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A budget guide for civil society organizations working in education

A budget guide for civil society organizations working in education

Commonwealth Education Fund: A budget guide for civil society organizations working in education ...
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Education  International

Education International

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