Please register now and mark your calendars for Education Cannot Wait’s Global High-Level Advocacy Discussion: ‘The Future of Education is Here for Those Left Furthest Behind.’

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Date: Thursday, 17 September from 9:00-10:30 am, EST

Venue: Virtual side event to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Event Details: Agenda | Confirmed Speakers

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

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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.

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