A new report reveals a quarter of the world’s school-age children live in countries affected by crisis and conflict. At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul , a new fund - Education Cannot Wait - will be launched by a range of partners - including GPE, UNICEF, the UN Envoy for Education, national governments, and UNHCR to give access to learning to every child in need in emergencies.
During the Global Action Week for Education (GAWE), UNESCO hosted a panel debate to examine how to finance the ambitious new targets of the Global Goal 4. In a video message marking the launch of GAWE, Alice Albright, CEO of GPE, stressed that to achieve this goal requires “a stronger focus on the most marginalized”.
The Global Partnership for Education is pleased to welcome four new partner countries. Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be the 62nd, 63rd, 64th and 65th partner country respectively.
Donor funding for education in Ghana has continued to fall despite the need for increased funding for the sector in the light of the Global Goal 4. According to UNESCO, total aid to education in Ghana in 2002/2003 was $127 million. In 2013, funding rose to $146 million but fell drastically to $88 million in 2014.