Washington, D.C., October 12, 2018 --- The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) welcomes additional funding from Germany of 9 million euros. This brings the total German contribution for 2018 to 18 million euros.
The announcement was made today by Martin Jäger, State Secretary at the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development during a meeting with Serigne Mbaye Thiam, GPE’s Vice Board Chair and Education Minister of Senegal who is currently on a visit to Berlin.
“We are pleased with the increased support from the German government, a valued partner of the Global Partnership for Education,” said Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Vice Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education. “We will continue to work with Germany to ensure that millions of girls and boys in the world’s poorest countries get the education they deserve to fulfill their potential and contribute to their countries’ economic and social development. I encourage Germany to reinforce its political and financial support to GPE.”
At the GPE Financing Conference in Dakar in February 2018, donor countries pledged US$2.3 billion in funding for 2018 to 2020. With this new increase, the total German contribution now stands at 47 million euros for 2018 to 2022.
Germany has been a GPE partner since 2005 and has contributed a total of US$83 million to GPE. Germany is represented on GPE’s Board of Directors and shares a seat with the European Commission, France, Italy and Spain.