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WINNING THE HUMAN RACE

Cyclone Idai has displaced hundreds of thousands of people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In Mozambique alone, over 3,300 classrooms have been destroyed and an estimated 740,000 school-aged children have been affected.

In Mali, violence is spiraling. A recent attack took the lives of more than 130 people among them 50 children. In the crisis-affected parts of the country, up to 50 per cent of the schools are closed, all while 260,000 children cannot access education. In Cameroon new displacement unfolds in an already difficult situation, where many schools have already been closed for two years.

Meanwhile, 3.4 million people from Venezuela are on the move, seeking refuge in nearby countries, such as Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. Recent reports indicate that in Colombia about half of the school-aged arrivals are not in school.

We are in a race against time.

Education Cannot Wait has sprung to action together with host-governments, strategic donor partners and the multilateral system of UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and communities.

In Southern Africa alone, the ECW-facilitated First Emergency Education
response is expected to benefit over half a million children and youth. Meanwhile, a regional First Emergency Education investment is on its way in response to the Venezuela outflux.

In cooperation with several strategic donor partners of Education Cannot Wait, topping up their already generous contributions, host-governments, humanitarian and resident coordinators, the education cluster, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and civil society are coming together to guide and translate ECW emergency investments into coordinated joint action.

Indeed, Education Cannot Wait depends on all our partners working together in translating fund
s into action. Provided that the financing is made available, we now know it is possible. As disasters and displacement hit a divided world, Education Cannot Wait’s partners build bridges and cross them - still determined to win the human race. 


Yasmine Sherif
Director
Education Cannot Wait

RESULTS & UPDATES

 
Education Cannot Wait has already reached 1.3 million children and youth living in 19 crisis-affected countries, 51 per cent of whom are girls. To reach close to 9 million children annually by 2021, the Fund seeks to mobilize a total of US$1.8 billion. With US$336 in current contributions from 14 donors, the Fund exceeded its funding goal for 2018.
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NEWS

JOINING FORCES WITH THE ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK

Education Cannot Wait announced a collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and a wide range of stakeholders as part of a new Global Education Coalition for enrolling and retaining 28 million out-of-school children in Member States of the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC) by 2030.
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HP REINVENT – EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH TECH GIANT HP

‘Technology is a tool that has the potential to elevate millions of young people out of crisis and marginalization.’ – Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait
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EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT AND UNGEI PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTS GENDER-RESPONSIVE APPROACHES FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES

‘Breaking barriers for girls’ education in crisis situations, where gender inequalities are most acute, is at the heart of UNGEI’s work. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to join forces with ECW in order to progress this shared agenda. This new partnership will enable us to support local partners in the design of educational programmes for girls in the most challenging contexts.’ - Nora Fyles, Director of UNGEI.
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THE PROTECTIVE ROLE OF EDUCATION

The Global Education Cluster Annual Partners Meeting highlights the universal right to education and protection, as Education Clusters welcome their partnership with Education Cannot Wait.
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GLOBAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS FORUM

Education Cannot Wait Director Yasmine Sherif talks with Devex Senior Reporter Sophie Edwards on progress of the Fund and the importance of cooperation in the education sector and a stronger focus on the field.
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EDUCATION DIPLOMACY

Education Cannot Wait Director Yasmine Sherif explores consensus-building, accountability, transformational political actions, protection and the fulfillment of the inherent right to an education.
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SARAH BROWN RECEIVES WOMEN OF INFLUECE AWARD

‘I promise to continue campaigning and fighting for girls and women and young people here and across the world.’ – Sarah Brown, Founder, Theirworld.
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DEVEX OPINION: EDUCATION SECTOR MUST ALIGN, ACCELERATE, AND ACCOUNT FOR EFFORTS TOWARD SDG 4

‘Seeing Education Cannot Wait up close, including as a member of its executive committee, I’m more convinced than ever that a discrete organization with specific skills, experience, and operational capacity in emergencies is needed to address the persistent and unique challenges that education faces in humanitarian contexts.’  Joseph Nhan-O'Reilly, Head of Education Policy, Save the Children.
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SCALING UP SUPPORT IN THE UK

Fantastic question from our vice-chair ‪@mikejwood - and brilliant to hear ‪@StephenTwigg that the Government will be scaling up their commitment to ‪@EduCannotWait 👏👏👏 #UnlockEducation ‪@hbaldwin  ‪@YasmineSherif1 ‪@sendmyfriend. pic.twitter.com/ipsjWHzJRh
 

REACT

During our recent #REACT webinar, important voices from the business community, NGOs, and other international institutions showcased the potential for business to support education in emergencies. Read how: https://bit.ly/2FqcQSO  @YasmineSherif1 @EduCannotWait
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‘EDUCATION: NEEDS, RIGHTS AND ACCESS IN DISPLACEMENT’

In FMR issue 60, authors from around the world debate how better to enable access to quality education both in emergency settings and in resettlement and asylum contexts.

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USAID ON THE HUMAN POTENTIAL OF EDUCATION

@EduCannotWait "By working together we can really unlock this human potential" says @USAIDMBekkering highlighting @USAIDEducation support to #EducationCannotWait partnership. #SDG4 #SheIsEqual
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UPCOMING EVENTS

EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT HIGH-LEVEL STEERING GROUP
11 April, Washington
Members of Education Cannot Wait’s High-Level Steering Group meet in April in Washington on the margins of the World Bank/IMF meetings. This meeting brings together global leaders from governments, education-based organizations and other key actors as a central point to align efforts toward collective goals of reaching the Sustainable Development Goal for inclusive and equitable education.
 
GLOBAL BUSINESS COALITION FOR EDUCATION BREAKFAST
11 April, Washington
 ‘From Billions to Trillions: Investing in the Next Generation’ will bring together governments, foundations, multilateral development banks, investment funds, and other actors to discuss the feasibility and next steps in issuing bonds and mobilizing private finance for public sector investment to reach SDG 4 – equitable and inclusive quality education for all.
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HELPING SHAPE THE FUTURE OF HUMANITARIAN AID AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
World Humanitarian Forum
17-18 April, London
The World Humanitarian Forum brings together prominent leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as international thought-leaders and pioneers. It’s a unique and essential opportunity to engage in inspirational, thought-provoking, and future-focused dialogues that aim to shape the future of humanitarian aid and international development, and ultimately help to improve the lives of millions in need. The Director of Education Cannot Wait will share ECW’s experience of providing quality education in the midst of conflicts and natural disasters.
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OUR DONORS AND PARTNERS

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the first global fund dedicated to education in emergencies and protracted crises. ECW was established during the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 by international humanitarian and development aid actors, along with public and private donors, to help reposition education as a priority on the humanitarian agenda, usher in a more collaborative approach among actors on the ground and foster additional funding to ensure that every crisis-affected child and young person is in school and learning. Figures for donor contributions and pledges are rounded up. Variations may occur due to exchange rates and fluctuations from local currencies to $US. 


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