UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK will co-host, along with Kenya, the fourth Global Partnership for Education (GPE) replenishment in 2021. The meeting will take place in the UK in mid-2021, which will coincide with the UK’s presidency of the G7 next year.
Since the GPE was created in 2002, it has helped to ensure that 160 million more children went to school and has contributed to doubling girls’ enrollment. The GPE recently announced its target of US$5.0 billion in funding over the next five years.
The Kenyan government has put education at the center of its national development plans and has made significant progress in achieving universal primary education and pursuing gender equality in schooling. The UK’s development assistance also has a strong focus on ensuring girls' education. The UK has helped around 16 million children, over half of which were girls, get a good education. Johnson also recently appointed a Special Envoy for Girls’ Education, Baroness Suggs.