Confirmed speakers include: The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Baroness Liz Sugg, Minister for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development and the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office H.E. Maria Victoria Angulo, Minister of Education, Colombia Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director Dag Inge Ulstein, Minister of International Development, Norway H.E. Dr. Getahun Mekuriya, Minister of Education, Ethiopia Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, German Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Carol O’Connell, Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive, Save the Children UK; Jutta Urpilainen and Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioners H.E. Stanislas Ouaro, Minister of Education and Literacy, Burkina-Faso Delphine O, Ambassador and Secretary General for the UN Women’s Global Forum Julie Cram, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator John Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, The LEGO Foundation Sarah Brown, Chair, Theirworld The Hon. Abdullahi Godah Barre, Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education, Federal Republic of Somalia David Beasley, WFP Executive Director H.E. Dr. Tarek El Majzoub, Minister of Education, Lebanon Jaime Saavedra, Global Education Director, The World Bank H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares Sarah Mardini, Syrian Youth Advocate Miranda Ndolo, Theirworld Cameroon Youth Advocate And More!
Coordinating Investments. Maintaining the momentum of progress over the past 5 years to increase financing for education in emergencies and protracted crisis.
Learning to Learn. Re-imagining education in emergencies in the wake of COVID-19.
Responsive, Resilient, Holistic Delivery. Leaving no one behind in crisis: holistic delivery bridging humanitarian and development responses.
Creative Partnerships. Working together in new and creative ways for those left furthest behind
About Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
ECW is the first global fund dedicated to education in emergencies. It was launched by international humanitarian and development aid actors, along with public and private donors, to address the urgent education needs of 75 million children and youth in conflict and crisis settings. ECW’s investment modalities are designed to usher in a more collaborative approach among actors on the ground, ensuring relief and development organizations join forces to achieve education outcomes. Education Cannot Wait is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure.