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Support Education Cannot Wait

Education Cannot Wait is a global initiative striving to ensure access to safe, free, and quality education for all crisis-affected children and youth through training teachers, improving curriculums, and overcoming barriers impacting the most vulnerable children.

*ECW’s mandate is articulated around five core functions:

  • Inspire political commitment so that education is viewed by both governments and funders as a top priority during crises.
  • Generate additional funding to help close the $8.5 billion funding gap needed to reach 75 million children and youth.
  • Plan and respond collaboratively, with a particular emphasis on supporting programmes that enable humanitarian and development actors to work together on shared objectives.
  • Strengthen capacity to respond to crises, nationally and globally, including the ability to coordinate emergency support.
  • Improve accountability by developing and sharing knowledge, including collection of more robust data in order to make better-informed investment decisions, and knowledge of what works and does not


Thank Congress for supporting $25 million for Education Cannot Wait in the final FY22 State & Foreign Operations Appropriations bill.



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