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Abuja Conference Demonstrates Progress Towards Safe Schools

Giulia McPherson, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, 
Abuja Conference Demonstrates Progress Towards Safe Schools

Global education advocates and champions gathered and discussed updates regarding education in conflict settings during the Fourth International Conference on the Safe Schools Declaration, which took place from October 25-27, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria. Hosted by the African Union Commission, Argentina, GCPEA, Nigeria, Norway, and Spain, the conference brought together high-level representatives from governments, international organizations, and civil society to promote global cooperation and strengthen coordination on implementing the Safe Schools Declaration.

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Summary of GCE-US Global Education Summit Events

Summary of GCE-US Global Education Summit Events

Ahead of the Global Education Summit: Financing the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025, which took place July 28 and 29, 2021, the Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US), the Inclusive Education & Early Childhood Community of Practice, and partner organizations joined forces to launch a series of Summit side events focused on inclusive education.

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Universal Design for Learning: Impact on policy, practice, and partnerships for inclusive education

Lauren Barnett, GCE-US Intern, 
Universal Design for Learning: Impact on policy, practice, and partnerships for inclusive education

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a pathway for education and learning that removes obstacles to learning, creating an optimal environment for success in the classroom. UDL promotes equal opportunity for all students to succeed. The goal of UDL is to overcome barriers to learning by employing diverse teaching methods and providing flexibility in the classroom, capitalizing on each student’s strengths and identifying individual learning needs.

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Listening to girls and their needs as they return to school

Margaret Butler, AMPLIFY Girls, 
Listening to girls and their needs as they return to school

In many contexts, community-driven organizations offer girls in difficult circumstances a  source of hope and chance at education by paying school fees, providing spaces for daycare, and taking on cases of gender-based violence by seeking legal justice on girls’ behalf. Community-driven organizations can also protect girls from female genital mutilation and early marriage and can support girls to develop and restore their power and agency through continuous training sessions. And that’s just the beginning.

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A Roadmap to Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Education

A Roadmap to Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Education

This event will highlight the importance of inclusive early learning for marginalized children, particularly those with disabilities. Join us for lessons learned in policy, financing, and implementation, including tools and examples from a variety of contexts that include adaptations made during COVID. A panel discussion and interactive activities will allow participants to share experiences and identify ways that promising practices can be replicated in different resource settings.

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Now is the Time to Fund Basic Education for All

Jennifer Rigg, Executive Director of GCE-US, 
Now is the Time to Fund Basic Education for All

The power of education is clear – brighter futures, healthier communities, and increased economic growth for individuals and countries. This is why we urge the United States Congress to allocate for Fiscal Year 2022 at least $1.1 billion for International Basic Education, including at least $150 million for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and at least $50 million for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), both of which complement U.S. bilateral education efforts.

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