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Key partnerships

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A teacher assists a girl reading from the blackboard in a classroom at Wesleyan Primary School in Sierra Leone.
UNICEF works with governments, local and national organizations, and the international community to provide every child with learning opportunities they deserve.

Globally, UNICEF plays a key role in a number of partnerships:

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is, a multi-stakeholder partnership and funding platform that strengthens education systems in developing countries. UNICEF works with GPE partner countries to build robust education plans that improve learning outcomes for every child.

The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), is a layered partnership committed to girls’ education. UNGEI works to realize a world where gender equality is real and all girls and boys can realize their full potential through quality education. UNICEF has hosted UNGEI since it began in 2000.

The Education 2030 Framework for Action is a roadmap for governments to implement Sustainable Development Goal 4 on inclusive, equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all.

Educate a Child (EAC) is a global initiative within the Education Above All Foundation. EAC’s goal is to influence enrolment and retention for at least 10 million out-of-school children, including the most excluded and marginalized. UNICEF first partnered with EAC in 2012. In 2015, the partnership was expanded to bring quality education to more than 3.3 million children through co-funded programmes across 14 countries.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee Cluster for Education in Emergencies coordinates the efforts of United Nations agencies, government and non-governmental partners in communities affected by conflict and natural disasters. Co-led by UNICEF and Save the Children, the cluster works to restore schooling for children during crises and rebuild education systems in the early stages of recovery.

Education Cannot Wait is the world’s first global fund designed to transform the delivery of education in emergencies and protracted crises. The fund aims to reach 75 million crisis-affected children and youth with safe, free and quality education by 2030. The fund’s daily work is managed by an interim Secretariat hosted within UNICEF.

Humanitarian Education Accelerator aims to improve education in emergencies by building knowledge on effective and scalable innovative initiatives.  UNICEF, UNHCR and DFID have supported the programme since its creation.



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