Earlier today, French President Emmanuel Macron and first lady, Brigitte Macron, met GPE Global Ambassador Rihanna at the Elysee Palace after Rihanna appealed to him on Twitter for France to prioritize education funding in developing countries.
Over the past 15 years, Afghanistan has made great progress in increasing the number of children that are in school and learning. However, challenges still remain. In early 2017, Afghanistan released a revised version of the national education strategic plan, which is key for coordination and assistance with organizations such as the Global Partnership for Education and the World Bank.
More than 80 Pacific Islanders working in early childhood education and readiness met this week in Port Vila, Vanuatu, during a workshop supported by the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning (PEARL) Program, to discuss best practice, and share experiences and responses to address the challenges commonly experienced in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating education programs and policies in the Pacific
Switzerland, a GPE donor partner since 2009, has announced an increase of its contribution to the Global Partnership for Education of US$41.5 million for the period 2017-2020.
Julia Gillard welcomes the inclusion of education in the G20 communique, including a reference to the Global Partnership for Education.