Promoting quality education for all.

To “Build Back Better” in Education, Focus on Building Inclusive Social Infrastructure

Meghan Hussey, Special Olympics International, 

School closures during COVID-19 have impacted the learning and social emotional well-being of a generation of students. According to UNESCO, 192 countries implemented some sort of school closure over the past year, affecting over 90% of learners worldwide at some point during the pandemic. The consequences will be immense and long lasting.

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Step-up Efforts for Disability- Inclusive Education

Valentina Pomatto, Humanity & Inclusion (HI), 

As the education sector learns from the pandemic, it is clear that we cannot afford to leave another generation of children behind. The struggle of children with disabilities to realise their right to education continues.  Removing barriers to access and thrive in education is an imperative that requires cross-sectoral collaboration and investment.

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Education Financing to Reach the Most Marginalized: Challenges & Solutions during COVID-19 Response

Stephanie Peña, GCE-US Fellow, 
Education Financing to Reach the Most Marginalized: Challenges & Solutions during COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the education of over one billion people, including many of our most marginalized being impacted the most; this includes–but is not limited to: girls, children with disabilities, and children in conflict settings. Many of these children already faced challenges to access quality, inclusive education prior to the pandemic, which has now exacerbated these problems. On March 31, we co-hosted an event, in conjunction with the Civil Society Policy Forum during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, that discussed the issue of education financing during COVID-19 response and recovery to reach the most marginalized.

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Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice Workshop for Zero Discrimination Day

Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice Workshop for Zero Discrimination Day

Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice members Salzburg Global Seminar, Humanity & Inclusion, Amal Alliance, and GCE-US jointly organized a workshop on March 1, 2021, Zero Discrimination Day, that looked the teacher training and inclusive education.  The interactive workshop featured speakers from the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, Carey Institute for Global Good, UNICEF, World Learning, and the Wellbeing Project.

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Girls Education International Launches a Curriculum about Educating Girls

Kate Schelbe, Girls Education International, 

See here to read about Girls Education International and their latest international curriculum that was launched in celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child. Blog written by Girls Education International's Executive Director, Kate Schelbe. 

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