Interview series: 5 reasons for $5 billion

The series of interviews "5 reasons for $5 billion" showcases GPE partners and education supporters who discuss their reasons for supporting increased investments in education globally, and in GPE in particular.

January 08, 2021 by GPE Secretariat
2 minutes read
Aksel Jakobsen

Interview with Aksel Jakobsen, Norway's State Secretary of International Development

"GPE provides a truly critical support to countries and we must not forget that education is essential to any resilient society. At the same time, Norway encourages all players on the education field to coordinate and align their efforts, particularly at the country level, so as to maximize results and avoid untimely overlaps at a time where many donors and partner countries face budget constraints."

Mohamed Sidibay

Interview with Mohamed Sidibay, Peace Activist and GPE Youth Champion

"No society stands a chance of progress and stability, if education is treated as a privilege rather than a right. If we invest in education, millions get lifted out of poverty. Education improves health outcomes and saves more girls from child marriage. Education helps eliminate civil wars, it saves lives and leads to more sustainable, peaceful and resilient societies."

Maria Flachsbarth raises her hand

Interview with Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

"Germany will remain a reliable and strong partner of GPE... I envision an ambitious gender equality approach and a strong GPE replenishment in mid-2021 in order to bring quality education to every child."

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