Education Cannot Wait High Level Financing Conference

Stop by the App Zone & try ACR GCD-funded EdTech solutions to increase literacy for marginalized children in low-resource contexts, especially for education in emergencies & children with disabilities

Education Cannot Wait High Level Financing Conference
Education Cannot Wait High Level Financing Conference

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) will be joining founding partner World Vision at the Education Cannot Wait High Level Financing Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Around the world, 222 million children and adolescents affected by the horrors of war, disaster and displacement are desperate to learn. Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, was established to support the education of those children. But increasing conflict, climate change and the aftermath of COVID-19 are putting untold pressures on economies, education systems and international assistance.

To respond to these alarming trends, ECW has launched an ambitious new strategy and is calling on world leaders, businesses, foundations and high net-worth individuals to provide at least $1.5 billion so it can deliver its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan. In close collaboration with the Governments of Colombia, Germany, Niger, Norway, and South Sudan, ECW and Switzerland organized the High-Level Financing Conference to launch efforts to mobilize the resources needed to deliver on ECW’s ambitious plan for the next four years.

The Conference will include a high-level segment on 16 February 2023, inviting political and other leaders to position the educational needs of the 222 million children and adolescents left behind in crises high on the international agenda. It will also see leaders announce financial contributions in support of Education Cannot Wait.

The second day of the Conference 17 February 2023 will be dedicated to a series of roundtable discussions aimed at sharing ideas, experiences, and stories, and promoting the exchange of knowledge and innovation.

Be sure to stop by the App Zone, where ACR GCD Senior Project Manager Erin Williams will be sharing ACR GCD funded EdTech solutions to increase literacy for marginalized children in low-resource contexts, particularly those in crisis and conflict contexts and children with disabilities.