Julia Gillard welcomes the inclusion of education in the G20 communique, including a reference to the Global Partnership for Education.
The government of Australia under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched the MIKTA education in emergencies challenge in an effort to identify innovative approaches to tackle the challenges of education in emergency situations.
During its meeting in Ottawa, from June 6 to 7, 2017, the GPE Board of Directors made important progress in operationalizing an ambitious financing and funding framework for global education, approved at a special meeting in March 2017.
In April 2017, the Global Partnership for Education Secretariat approved US$66,630 as additional financing for The Gambia to strengthen the education sector analysis as well as to improve the current education sector plan.
Global Ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna, joined Julia Gillard and Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, in a visit to Malawi in January 2017. During this trip, Rihanna spent time with key educators, the Malawian President and Minister of Education, mentors, and students who are working collaboratively to build a better future for the next generation of Malawians.