The Global Partnership for Education strongly supports the establishment of a high-level Commission on Financing for Global Education announced today by the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The announcement was made during the Education for Development Summit in Oslo hosted by the Norwegian Government and attended by global leaders and policy makers.
In a a blog for Project Syndicate, Julia Gillard, GPE Board Chair, discusses the importance of the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, which takes place in Oslo, Norway, during July 6-7, 2015, and the reasons why education should rise to the top of the global development agenda.
Chad faces enormous challenges in the education sector. Unicef is supporting the Chadian Government with a project aimed at strengthening education for almost a million children. With the support of GPE and Educate A Child, Unicef is building almost 1,600 classrooms, using eco-friendly insulation materials that help keep indoor temperatures down.