The role of Japan: Striving for education that leaves no girl behind in times of COVID-19
The role of Japan: Striving for education that leaves no girl behind in times of COVID-19

Since 2002, GPE has been mobilizing funds and partners to support governments in lower-income countries, resulting in 160 million more children in partner countries gaining opportunities to go to school for the first time. This includes twice as many girls in school. However, in addition to the existing issues in lower-income countries, such as growing populations, high poverty rates, and deepening inequalities and fragility, COVID-19 has put the learning opportunities of vulnerable children at risk, especially those of girls.

During its financing campaign co-hosted by Kenya and the UK, GPE wants raise at least US$5 billion for 2021-2025, which would enable more than 88 million children, including 46 million more girls, to set foot in a classroom for a quality education.

This session for key stakeholders in Japan, including the government, parliamentarians, the business community, NGOs and philanthropic foundations, will explain the potential impact and effectiveness of the US$5 billion GPE replenishment.

Date and time: March 22, 20.00 to 21.00 EDT / March 23, 10.00-11.00 JST / 02.00-03.00 CET

Session 1: The GPE Youth Network Japan advocates for girl’s education in developing countries

Speaker: Ms. Phuong Anh (GPE youth leader, Vietnam)

Session 2: Dialogue with partners in Japan

Moderator: 北村友人 東京大学大学院教育学研究科准教授 (Professor Yuto Kitamura, Tokyo University)

Speakers:

  • 馬野裕朗 プログラム部部長 公益財団法人プラン・インターナショナル・ジャパン (Mr. Hiroaki Umano, Program Manager, Plan International Japan)
  • Mr. Makoto Wada, Nippon Foundation (tbd)
  • JICA (tbd)
  • Ms. Aya Kibesaki, Senior Education Specialist, Country Lead for Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal, GPE

The event will be in Japanese and English.

The role of Japan: Striving for education that leaves no girl behind in times of COVID-19
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