GCE Member Activities – Dominican Republic


GCE is present in nearly 100 countries around the world through its membership, and national education coalitions design campaigns and activities that are unique to their own contexts. This week, we are sharing just some of the many exciting news stories from the Dominican Republic’s Social-Educational Forum (Foro Socioeducativo – FSE) over the second half of 2017:

Dominican Republic: national coalition works toward a fair financing for public education

Since 2017, the GCE member Social-Educational Forum (Foro Socioeducativo – FSE for its acronym in Spanish) in Dominican Republic has been working towards a fair financing for public education. A set of activities were carried out as part of the Latin American Week for the Right to Education, which CLADE promoted from September 18th to the 24th, 2017, under the motto “Fund what is fair! For a public and free education for all” (“¡Financien lo Justo!”). This initiative will continue until July 2018, when the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will be held in New York.

FSE has organized multiple activities to pressure the government to open a dialogue with the civil society regarding public spending. For instance, the Forumand other organizations held a press conference in front of the National Congress, demanding participatory spaces in the debate of the Budget Law for 2018 and the use of public resources for the realization of human rights and the overcoming of social gaps. Another activity took place on November 28th: an event called “Beyond 4%: sufficiency and quality of spending in pre-university education”, when the FSE presented the paper “Notes on requirements and challenges to finance public education in the Dominican Republic”, that was developed in partnership with OXFAM Dominican Republic in the context of the Latin American Week for the Right to Education. The discussion included national and international legal frameworks regarding the right to public education and the sufficiency of resources for financing such right. Likewise, aspects related to fiscal justice were addressed, both from the expenditure and the income side.

In 2018, the FSE continues to work and advocate towards a solid governmental investment in education, the right to participate in State decisions and a fair and equitable fiscal policy that guarantees the right to education for all, whilst preparing for this year’s HLPF. Actions such as these are important contributions towards ensuring that SDG4 and the Education 2030 Agendas are met, and will have a powerful impact on the lives of school children in the Dominican Republic.

You can find out more about FSE on their website or at their Facebook page, which you can access here. You can also connect with FSE on Twitter – their handle is @FSocioeducativo.

Join @globaleducation @gce_us @usaid @USAIDEducation @GPforEducation @EduCannotWait @ONECampaign Mon. 26 April: High-Level #GAWE2021 Event & Coalition Meeting.

> RSVP at: https://bit.ly/gawe2021

5 days to #GAWE2021!

@ArabCampaignEdu have launched the "Debt Cancellation Campaign for the Future of Education in the Arab Region".

Join their event on 27 April 10am GMT to discuss links between #debt and #education financing.

Global Action Week for Education #GAWE2021 is around the corner! Join ASPBAE's FB livestream on 26 Apr (1pm Manila) for an 𝗔𝘀𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘆 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘂𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 - http://bit.ly/ASPBAEDialogue

Global Action Week for Education is back! It’s time to take action for #education #GAWE2021 #OneBillionVoicesForEducation #FundEducation #EducationCannotWait
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3g9nT7b

@globaleducation @GPforEducation @USAIDEducation @GCE_US

#SabíasQue aunque 7 de cada 10 adolescentes de 15 y 17 años se encuentren incluidos en el sistema educativo, solo 5 logran concluir sus estudios en la educación media superior.
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5 days until the start of #GAWE2021 ! On Monday @ASPBAE are hosting: 'Protect Education Budgets: reach the most marginalised examining equitable financing.'

Save the Date! 26 April 13:00 Manila time (GMT+8) 07:00 SAST Live Stream: http://bit.ly/ASPBAEDialogue

Global Action Week for Education is back! It is time to take action for More and Better Financing for #Education. Follow #GAWE2021 next week and raise your voice! #OneBillionVoicesForEducation https://bit.ly/3g9nT7b

Even before the pandemic 250M children were out of school. In 100 days at the Global Education Summit, leaders will decide their futures. Every girl and boy deserves to learn. #RaiseYourHand #FundEducation #GES2021 http://raiseyourhand.net

Join @globaleducation and others for an Education Financing CoP Session on 4/28, 4 PM SAST.

Topic: "The Great Take Over: the role of corporates in the global governance."

Guest speaker: Harris Gleckman/ Senior Fellow, @CGS_UMB

Register here: http://bit.ly/GCEEduFinCoP

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