Last week, a GPE delegation met with Marcial Solís, the Minister of Education of Honduras, to refine the details of the implementation and financing of the new education plan for 2018-2030. The plan, which will be finalized in the coming months, was presented to civil society at the beginning of February.
In Focus: Gender Equality On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Norway's ambassador to Canada, reflects on Norway’s long-standing commitment to gender equality in its domestic and foreign policies. Norway has made girls' education one of five top priorities for 2016-2020 and has announced a significant contribution to the Global Partnership for Education over the next three years during GPE’s Financing Conference.
The Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education approved US$95.3 million to improve the education of millions of children and youth in Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Madagascar.
Shahrzad Tadjbakhsh, Deputy Director of the Division of International Protection, noted in her remarks that GPE offers an example of good practice in the inclusion of refugee chidren in national education programs.
In the past few years, Puntland has made great strides to rebuild its education system. School enrollment has increased and school infrastructure has improved. Recently, Puntland received a GPE grant of US$5.6 million, which will help more than 2,500 children from the region’s poorest households receive a quality education.