EU commits €100 million in new funds to Global Partnership for Education
The European Commission has announced that it will contribute an additional €100 million to replenish the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the only multilateral organization devoted to education. With this commitment, the EU will be the largest contributor to GPE, providing 63% of its overall funds, but most donors have not yet announced commitments for the upcoming funding cycle, so that status may change. The additional funding announced today comes on top of €375 million committed by the EU in 2014. The GPE holds its 2018-2020 replenishment conference in Dakar, Senegal on February 8, 2018.
Japan gives ¥2.38-billion grant to Mongolia to build new schools
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that it will provide a ¥2.38 billion (US$2 millilon) grant to the government of Mongolia. The grant will be used to develop four earthquake-resistant, disability-friendly primary and secondary schools in Ulaanbaator, the capital. The project aims to contribute to Mongolia's progress on SDG4, 'Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning'.
February 8, 2018: Global Partnership for Education financing conference
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) holds its 2018-2020 replenishment conference in Dakar, Senegal. The event, co-hosted by Senegal and France, was announced during a high-level event on education financing at the United Nations. GPE, the only multilateral fund devoted solely to education, aims to raise US$3.1 billion for 2018 through 2020 to support the education of 870 million children across 89 countries that are home to 78% of the global out-of-school population.
April 14-15, 2018: Annual conference on global health and innovation Conference takes place at Yale University
Unite for Site, a global health nonprofit, hosts its 15th Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC). This conference takes place annually at Yale University, in New Haven, CT. GHIC is the largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference in the world. It welcomes over 2,000 participants, including professionals and students, from all US states and 55 countries around the world. Participants represent all sectors of international development, global health, and social entrepreneurship.