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Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Chair of the Education Commission, and former Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Julia Gillard, Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education, and former Prime Minister, Australia
H.E. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Former President of Tanzania
Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
Amanda Glassman, Senior Fellow and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Global Development
With current investment trends, by 2030, more than half the world’s children will not achieve a quality education. So, this year, global education financing is high on the agenda – at the G20, with the G7 accountability report, the World Bank’s World Development Report, and the upcoming replenishment conference for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
Building on the momentum of last year’s report of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, chaired by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and the launch of the Education Cannot Wait Fund, incubated at UNICEF, to address learning needs in humanitarian emergencies, this event will discuss how current investment can be leveraged and increased to ensure that every child can access their right to a quality education.
Leaders of three key agencies will present their respective proposals to provide necessary and complementary financing for education: GPE’s Case for Investment, Education Cannot Wait’s unique model in emergency situations, and the Education Commission’s International Financing Facility for Education (IFFEd).
Given CGD’s research on what works — and doesn’t work — in global education, we are delighted to host this high level dialogue about how to secure sufficient, stable financing that can transform global learning outcomes.
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.