Congresswoman Nita Lowey, a Ranking Member on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, held an event on Capitol Hill to celebrate the recent enactment of the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act. It is a bipartisan legislation introduced to expand access to education for the world's most vulnerable children. In her remarks, she praised many organizations, including the Global Partnership for Education, for their work to increase access to education.
Fresh off her meeting with the Nordic Council in Helsinki, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide reiterated Norway's commitment to supporting quality education for all children at a presentation of the World Bank's 2018 World Development Report on education.
At a high-level event with education ministers, held during the 39 session of the UNESCO General Conference, two ministerial panel examined how greater accountability can benefit funding for education, and move the Education 2030 agenda forward. Also in attendance was Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education, who said that children and families care about whether the financing that has been promised to improve education is being delivered.
A new report, to which the Global Partnership for Education contributed, shows that nine countries have in recent years made positive changes in their laws that protect children from marrying before reaching adulthood. Yet, experts say the world is far from seeing the phenomenon go away and they agree that more than implementing legislation, it is very important to understand local contexts and particularities of regions and to persuade girls to stay in school.
The Global Partnership for Education is pleased to announce a US$5.6 million grant for Puntland. The grant will be implemented by the Puntland Ministry of Education to address the north-eastern state’s wide ranging education needs and challenges.