The Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference will gather developing and donor countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, private sector, and philanthropic foundations in Dakar. It will be the first time a donor and developing country co-host such an event, symbolizing the spirit of true partnership, which is the essence of GPE.

Program of the first day of the GPE Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal (February 1). A series of short sessions led by partners are organized around key themes: education financing, education advocacy, education for the future, equity and inclusion, and education in emergencies. At the end of the day, two high-level education dialogues will take place on equity and inclusion and on improved and more equitable learning outcomes.

February 1, 2018 – Partnership Day

Venue: Radisson Blu Sea Plaza Hotel, Dakar

07.00             Registration

09.00 – 09.15 Welcome [Adansonia and Mermoz Rooms]

09.15 – 15.30 Partnership Platform I : Series of short events hosted by GPE Partners [Adansonia Room]

09.15 – 15.30 Partnership Platform II : Series of short events hosted by GPE Partners [Mermoz Room]

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30 Education Dialogue : Equity and Inclusion [Adansonia Room]

Panel 1 speakers:

  • Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
  • H.E. Hon. Deng Deng Hoc Yai, Minister of General Education and Instruction, South Sudan
  • Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO, Plan International
  • Monique Guenoune, Youth Advocate, International Disability & Development Consortium
  • Cyrille Pierre, Director for Sustainable Development, Directorate-General for Globalization, Culture, Education & International Development, France

Panel 2 speakers:

  • H.E. Ahmat Khazali Acyl, Minister of National Education, Chad
  • Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education
  • Yasmine Sherif, CEO, Education Cannot Wait
  • Kelly T Clements, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees
  • David Boutcher, GPE Private Sector Board member, also representing the Global Business Coalition for Education
  • Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General, European Commission

16.00 – 17.30 Education Dialogue : Improved and More Equitable Learning Outcomes [Mermoz Room]

Panel 1 speakers:

  • Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF
  • H.E. Paul Mavima, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Zimbabwe
  • Fernando García Casas, Secretary of State, International Cooperation and Iberoamerican and the Caribbean, Spain
  • Kari Riisøen, Special Envoy for Health and Education, Norway
  • Ade Ayeyemi, Group CEO, Ecobank

Panel 2 speakers:

  • H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Cambodia
  • Nana Alassane Toure, Youth Advocate, ONE
  • David Edwards, Secretary General Elect, Education International
  • Luis Benveniste, Practice Director, Education, World Bank
  • Cheikh Mbow, National Coordinator, Coordination des ONG et Syndicats pour la Défense d’une Education Publique de Qualité (COSYDEP), Senegal

18.30 – 20:30 Official reception hosted by the Government of Senegal at the Museum of African Art (IFAN)


February 2, 2018 –  More and Better Finance

Venue: CICAD, Dakar

08.50                     Performance

09.00                     Welcome by moderator Henry Bonsu

Youth Declaration, introduced by Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Welcome from Co-hosts

  • Hon. Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of National Education, Senegal
  • Hon. Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister for National Education, France

Keynote Address

Hon. Julia Gillard, Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education: ‘Financing Education to Achieve Learning’ followed by discussion

Framing the agenda:

  • Audrey Azoulay, Director General, UNESCO
  • H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, Former President of Tanzania and Education Commissioner
  • Hon. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO, Save the Children and Education Commissioner
  • Juliet Wajega, Deputy Secretary General of the Ugandan Teachers Union
  • Camilla Croso, President of the Board, Global Campaign for Education

Domestic Financing Commitments – Africa 1

Financing the Global Partnership for Education: Announcing donor commitments #1

Domestic Financing Commitments – Eastern Europe, Middle East & Central Asia

Financing the Global Partnership for Education: Announcing donor commitments #2

Domestic Financing Commitments – Asia & Pacific

Launch of ‘Education Data Solutions Roundtable’

  • David Boutcher, GPE Private Sector Board member, also representing the Global Business Coalition for Education
  • Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
  • Hang Chon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Cambodia

10.45 – 11.15          Coffee Break

Remarks by Peace Ato Adegbola and Madiagne Fall

Panel Discussion: Education as the foundation for achieving the SDGs – with opening remarks by Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF ‘Sustainable Development Goals: Changing the future for good’

  • Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS
  • Gayle Smith, CEO, ONE
  • Koumba Boly Barry, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
  • Michaëlle Jean, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
  • Kelly Clements, Deputy High Commissioner, UNHCR
  • Hugh Evans, CEO, Global Citizen

Developing country partner constituency pledge – Latin America & Caribbean

Alice Albright, CEO, GPE: ‘Global Partnership for Education: Leveraging change’

Foundation constituency pledges

Domestic Financing Commitments – Africa 3

Financing the Global Partnership for Education: Announcing donor commitments #3

Domestic Financing Commitments – Africa 2

12.45 – 14.00          Lunch

14.15 – 16.00 High Level Segment hosted by H.E. President Macky Sall, H.E. President Emmanuel Macron, and the Hon. Julia Gillard
Moderated by Lyse Doucet and Mohamed Sidibay

16.00 – 17.00            Reception

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Our letter to the GPE Conference

January 31st 2018 LOI for GPE

 

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