Global education advocates and champions gathered and discussed updates regarding education in conflict settings during the Fourth International Conference on the Safe Schools Declaration, which took place from October 25-27, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria. Hosted by the African Union Commission, Argentina, GCPEA, Nigeria, Norway, and Spain, the conference brought together high-level representatives from governments, international organizations, and civil society to promote global cooperation and strengthen coordination on implementing the Safe Schools Declaration.
The power of education is clear – brighter futures, healthier communities, and increased economic growth for individuals and countries. This is why we urge the United States Congress to allocate for Fiscal Year 2022 at least $1.1 billion for International Basic Education, including at least $150 million for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and at least $50 million for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), both of which complement U.S. bilateral education efforts.
Christa Giesecke, Global Campaign for Education-US,
Global Campaign for Education-US, along with partner organizations, coalition members, the Global Campaign for Education Secretariat and regional affiliates, celebrated Global Action Week for Education (GAWE), a concentrated week of advocacy in support of the human right to quality, inclusive universal education.
In early 2020, as education systems around the world began to close as a result of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, it quickly became apparent that our individual and collective responses, as with all emergencies, would occur in two phases: response and recovery.
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.