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Education Financing in Africa

Education Financing in Africa

Education Financing in Africa, Including Emerging Issues Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic Updated report will be uploaded soon This report is a result of a programme undertaken by GCE in line with its strategic objectives confirmed by the movement in 2018 during the Kathmandu World Assembly. GCE is a campaigning organisation, working in a three-level structure - national, regional and international and has been working on Education Financing since 2015. In the past years, GCE has developed reports and tools to build civil society capacity in monitoring education budget. In particular, two strategic workshops were organised in 2018 to emphasise ...
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One Billion Voices Social Media Toolkit

One Billion Voices Social Media Toolkit

One Billion Voices Campaign Social Media Toolkit #OneBillionVoicesForEducation Are you one of the BILLION people whose education was affected by Covid19? Are you concerned about the future of the Billion students and children whose education was stopped or interrupted because of Covid19? LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD!! Join the #OneBillionVoicesForEducation Campaign Virtual Launch: 25 January 2021 Pre-register Here ! More than a billion people’s education affected by COVID-19 During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 1.5 billion learners had their education stopped or interrupted. Education systems continue to face a devastating crisis, the challenges around public financing ...
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One Billion Voices Lobby Letter Template

One Billion Voices Lobby Letter Template

Lobby Letter Template for the One Billion Voices campaign Purpose: This letter provides a template for any education activist or organisation to use to lobby their respective government leader to call for an increase and improvement in public financing for education. The primary audience for the letter is a Head of State or Government in a developing country. Please edit the language accordingly to address your respective leader. Your Excellency President or Prime Minister, We are writing to you today to ask for you to prioritise education within the next stages of our country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Education ...
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One Billion Voices Call to Action

One Billion Voices Call to Action

One Billion Voices A Call to Action to Improve and Increase Public Financing for Education The ‘One Billion Voices’ campaign led by the Global Campaign for Education aims to provide a way to urgently address the global education crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and secure improved and increased public financing for education. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 1.5 billion learners had their education stopped or interrupted[1]. Education systems continue to face a devastating crisis, the challenges around public financing and the ever-increasing pressure on resources for public services, are resulting in less prioritisation of ...
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Final evaluation of the Civil Society Education Fund, 2016-2019

Final evaluation of the Civil Society Education Fund, 2016-2019

Final evaluation of the Civil Society Education Fund, 2016-2019 Executive Summary, Lessons Learned & Recommendations In September 2019, the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) commissioned the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) to undertake the End-line Evaluation of the Civil Society Education Fund, 2016-2019 (CSEF III). The evaluation addresses these purposes using two core evaluation objectives and approaches: To reflect on the outcomes achieved by the CSEF programme, both intended and unintended, through a quantitative and qualitative outcome harvesting (OH) approach. To derive lessons learned for the GCE movement going forward through a qualitative process and learning evaluation approach ...
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Education Coalition of Zimbabwe (ECOZI) Statement on COVID-19

Education Coalition of Zimbabwe (ECOZI) Statement on COVID-19

EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY – OPTIONS FOR CONTINUED EDUCATION DURING COVID-19 ECOZI notes that the education system in Zimbabwe was already stretched before the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of multiple crises, the impact of Cyclone Idai last year, the economic crisis and hyperinflation and the ongoing drought, low teacher motivation and incapacitation, among others. The education sector hosts the highest population in the country hence we applaud the move to close schools on the 24th of March and subsequently the 21 days lock-down. Read more. ...
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Webinar: COVID-19, perspectives from Spain, Angola and Latin America

Webinar: COVID-19, perspectives from Spain, Angola and Latin America

This webinar organised by the Global Campaign for Education will address the issue of the right to education during the COVID-19 crisis in Spain, Angola and Latin America. We will have an informal discussion, introduced by some insights on the regional and national contexts. The proposed agenda will feature: Madeleine Zuñiga, GCE Vice-President, to introduce the webinar. Camilla Croso, CLADE, for an overview from Latin America. Cristina Alvarez, GCE-Spain, for a snapshot from Spain. Andressa Pellanda, BCRE, for a perspective from Brasil. Vitor Barbosa, Rede de Educação Para Todos Angola, for a perspective from Angola. Discussion on the difficulties presented ...
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Webinar: COVID-19, perspectives from francophone countries

This webinar organised by the Global Campaign for Education addressed the issue of the right to education during the COVID-19 crisis in francophone countries. We had an informal discussion, introduced by some insights on the regional and national contexts. The proposed agenda featured: Samuel Dembélé, GCE Board Chair, to introduce the webinar. Dr Koumba Boly Barry, UN Special rapporteur on the right to education. Carole Coupez, Solidarité Laïque/ Coalition Education, for quick presentation on the situation in France. Solange Akpo, ANCEFA, for an overview from Africa. Cheikh Mbow, COSYDEP, for a perspective from Senegal. Discussion on the difficulties presented by the ...
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Webinar: COVID-19, perspectives from the Arab World

This webinar organised by the Global Campaign for Education addressed the issue of the right to education during the COVID-19 crisis in the Arab World. We had an informal discussion, introduced by some insights on the regional and national contexts. The proposed agenda featured: Refat Sabbah, GCE President, to introduce the webinar. Muetesm Zayed, ACEA, for a regional overview. Shorts presentations from Egypt, Sudan, Yemen and Jordan. A session of Q&A to the speakers. An exchange about the recovery, how to approach the reopening of schools in particular, how to better prepare for a second wave or other crises How ...
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Webinar: Education Budget Advocacy during the COVID-19

The first webinar organised by the Global Campaign for Education addressed the issue of education budget advocacy during the COVID-19 crisis. We looked at the challenges and opportunities the current health crisis poses to adequate financing of education and education budget advocacy. Whether it support or hinder progresses towards SDG4 in terms of financing? We also reviewed the 4Ss, the issue of debt, the role of just taxation and addressed some perspective for the future. The following panelists graced the webinar: Refat Sabbah, GCE President, delivered the introductory address, highlighting the various impact the COVID-19 is having on education systems, ...
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GCE #COVID19 Social Media and Campaign Messages

GCE #COVID19 Social Media and Campaign Messages

Background The COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 1.5 billion students and youth across the world affected by school and university closures. Deepening people-to-people solidarity and forging collaborative initiatives are not only necessary but urgently required to defend and sustain progress made toward achieving Sustainable Development Goals and SDG4 in particular. Hashtag(s) Generic #COVID19 #ProtectEducation For messages related to the links between SDG4/ SDG3: #Education4Health For messages linked to the right to education: #MyEducationMyRight For messages linked to financing issues: #FundEducationNow For messages linked to education for marginalised groups: #NoGoingBackwards For messages linked to the role of GCE/ Civil society: ...
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Policy Briefing Series Vol 1: Education Financing Laws, Promises and Shortfalls for Securing the Right to Education for All

Policy Briefing Series Vol 1: Education Financing Laws, Promises and Shortfalls for Securing the Right to Education for All

Through contributions from its members GCE has produced a on Education Financing Laws, Promises and Shortfalls for Securing the Right to Education for All, A comparative analysis from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States. Read More ...
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GCE 20th anniversary

Social Media Messages and Campaign for 2020 International Day of Education

#EducationDay #CommitToEducation #LeaveNoOneBehind #ProtectEducation #FundTheFuture About The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The 2020 celebration seeks to position education and the learning it enables as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and reaffirm the role of education as a fundamental right and a public good. This is a landmark date for GCE and its members and the day is used to amplify advocacy and initiatives to promote access to free, quality, inclusive public education for all. Objectives Situate civil society-government partnership as central to ...
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GCE Statement refugee

Leaving no one behind: The challenges of securing the right to education for internally displaced people, asylum seekers and refugees

Statement by the Global Campaign for Education for the 2020 International Education Day: "Education for people, planet, prosperity and peace". The Global Campaign for Education joins the celebration of International Education Day, renewing its commitment to the realisation of the 2030 education agenda / SDG4. GCE's mandate is to advance the right to education for all, especially of marginalised populations, and for Education Day the movement has decided to highlight challenges internally displaced people, asylum seekers and refugees face to enjoy this fundamental right. Read the full statement here ...
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GCE Journey

The GCE Journey: 20 years of action for education

The Global Campaign for Education has managed to unify for many years diverse and sometimes opposing voices around the sole objective of making the right to education a reality for all. From the Dakar Forum in 2000, to the adoption of SDG4 in 2015, significant progress have been made into ensuring education is truly recognised as right for all, and that the most marginalised are not left behind. Over the years, the civil society voice grew louder as more organisations came together in their countries to form national education coalitions, whose common demands were echoed by strong regional networks. As more international NGOs also joined the common ...
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GCE 20th anniversary

20th Anniversary Social Media Pack

Overarching theme: 20 years together for the right to education #GCE20thAnniversary #Together4Education Main Message The 20th Anniversary of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a significant moment for the education movement as a whole. GCE is celebrating 20 years of advocating for the right to free, quality, inclusive public education for all. This is an ideal moment for all to join us in amplifying some of the successes and gains achieved in the education movement for the past 20 years. This celebration also presents an opportunity to reflect on setbacks and deepen our collective action moving forward. Social Media ...
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West and Central Africa Youth Consultation-Summary report

West and Central Africa Youth Consultation-Summary report

The G7 state members, the European Union and their West and Central African partners expressed their will to know the concerns and recommendations of the young leaders in the sub-region. To collect concerns and recommendations, the state of France mandated the Coalition Education, a collective of 19 civil society organizations committed to the right to education to carry out a consultation process between March and May 2019. The youth consultation targeted youth led organisations/young leaders from West and Central Africa sub-region. Subsequently, Plan International organised a consolidation workshop on the 11th of April 2019, in Accra. The workshop brought together ...
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GCE 2019-2022 strategic plan

GCE 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

The 2019-2022 strategic plan of the Global Campaign for Education was adopted during the 6th World Assembly of the movement in November 2018, Kathmandu. The plan identifies 4 priority strategic areas: Inclusivity and non-discrimination, Transformative education, Education in emergencies and Financing education. The plan also focus on strengthening the global movement and integrating youth voices. The full version is available for download in English only ...
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GCE position on IFFEd

IFFEd: GCE updated position

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) has expressed a number of concerns about the International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd) (see Global Campaign for Education response to IFFEd). These have not been clearly addressed and so, on the eve of the UN General Assembly we are re-asserting four core concerns about IFFEd which we believe still need to be addressed: Concerns about rising debt and debt vulnerability of LMICs. Concerns about fragmentation of international education financing in different mechanisms. Concerns about empowering the banks and placing too much influence in one institution. Concerns about the distraction of efforts from domestic ...
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HLPF 2019 Spotlight reports: Looking at 2030

HLPF 2019 Spotlight reports: Looking at 2030

All around the world members of our network worked on Spotlight reports for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) to assess the status of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) on education in their countries or regions. Beyond the questioning around civil society's relevance during HLPF, preparing spotlight reports is a useful exercise for civil society to better challenge their governments' actions towards achieving SDG4 and provide evidence-based policy recommendations. Though the common agreement is that there is still a long way to go to achieve free, quality, inclusive public education for all, countries and CSOs face specific challenges that ...
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