Round Table: Introduction to the Global Partnership for Education

27 March 10:00am - 11:30am
Level 12, 49 Boulcott St, Wellington
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Presenter: April Golden: Donor Relations Specialist, Asia-Pacific region, Global Partnership for Education Secretariat

Date: Thursday, 27 March, 10am -11.30am

Venue: Level 12, Davis Langdon House, 49 Boulcott St, Wellington

RSVP: madeleine@cid.org.nz – by Monday, 24 March 2014

 

The Council for International Development is pleased to invite members with an interest in education to a round table discussion with April Golden on an introduction to the Global Partnership for Education.

 

Background:

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the only global grant-making partnership dedicated solely to education. They bring together all partners, globally and at the country level, to build solid, country-led education plans endorsed by all partners. Since 2002, they have allocated over US$3.5 billion to improving education systems in the poorest countries around the world.

 

GPE recently launched their second Replenishment Campaign to generate interest and focus toward increasing and improving financing and support to the education sector as a whole. This campaign will result in a pledging conference in Brussels in June, where partners will gather to affirm their commitment toward achieving quality basic education for GPE partner countries, especially in the context of the Post-2015 and new EFA agendas.

 

Moving forward, they are interested in engaging partners in New Zealand-with civil society, academia, the government as well as the private sector. The Secretariat has had previous conversations with the New Zealand Government, but as they increase their efforts and expand their cooperation with all partners in the Pacific Region, April wishes to begin the process of re-engaging in some of these conversations, particularly with representatives of civil society who are working in education.