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By Yasmine Sherif
The future of our humanity relies on the young generation. In a world that still bares the deep wounds of war, hunger, displacement, conflict and inequalities, we need to step up to find lasting solutions for our next generation of leaders and citizens of the world. At the heart of our resolve lies quality education to the 75 million children and youth living in conflict and crisis. Their potentials and contribution to our shared future warrant urgent attention.
27 September 2018, New York - At this week's United Nations General Assembly, the governments of Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and the philanthropic foundation Dubai Cares stepped up international funding to support education for girls and boys living in crisis areas, war zones and those uprooted by conflict and disasters, with close to US$70 million in new pledges to Education Cannot Wait (ECW).
22 September 2018, New York – Filling the massive US$8.5 billion gap in funding for education in crisis will require innovative solutions and a transformational shift in the way education is financed and deployed for children and youth living in countries affected by emergencies, conflict and displacement.
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ECW Annual Results Report: Over 650,000 Children Reached in the Fund’s First Year of Operations
New York, 6 July 2018 – The just-released ECW annual results report shows ECW’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the Fund’s first year of operations from April 2017 to March 2018. In total ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT’S STRATEGY FOR ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY IN AND THROUGH EDUCATION PUTS GENDER-EQUALITY AT THE FOREFRONT OF ECW’S FINANCING IN EMERGENCIES AND PROTRACTED CRISIS.
Making gender ECW priority in the ECW Strategic Plan 2018-2021, it seeks to ensure that the needs and experiences of girls and boys are examined and systematically incorporated throughout ECW’s work to:
New-York, 9 June 2018 - The historic announcement today by G7 leaders – including Canada, the European Union, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom – and the World Bank of a US$2.9B (C$3.8B) investment in education for women and girls in conflict and crisis marks an inspiring moment of solidarity. I applaud Canada G7 Presidency’s leadership in catalyzing this groundbreaking investment which will help close the gender gap in education where it is most stringent.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) was launched to transform the aid system that currently leaves behind 75 million of the most vulnerable children and youth1 on the planet. ECW is the first global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises designed to address the obstacles that have prevented humanitarian and development actors from delivering quality education in humanitarian crises.
Why Education Cannot Wait
Education Cannot Wait is the world’s first collaborative effort to transform the delivery of education in emergencies. The fund and its supporters are dedicated to providing safe, free and quality education to crisis-affected children everywhere.
There is no solution to the global humanitarian crisis that does not involve education.