Proposing a fund for education in emergencies
Last year governments around the world made an important promise to the world’s children and young people. In adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they pledged to ensure that all of the world’s girls and boys would complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education by 2030. However, without increased action and funding to reach and teach those affected by crises, the world will fall far short of that goal.
This paper outlines the potential operation of Education Cannot Wait, a fund designed to transform the global education sector for children affected by crises. It is about taking decisive action on behalf of children and young people in emergencies and protracted crises. It addresses one of the greatest development challenges of our day – that of restoring the hope and futures of new generations whose lives have been shattered by crises.