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Getting to 2030, together

Multi-stakeholder partnerships commit to working together to support all people to achieve their full potential.
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Girls Education Forum 2016

Though political tides change, promises to girls must still be kept

In the midst of post-Brexit turmoil in the UK, DFID hosted the Girls’ Education Forum, putting a spotlight on girls’ education in the world’s poorest countries. The UK Government pledged £100m to support 175,000 girls return to school when circumstances such as conflict, early marriage or pregnancy have forced them to leave. The gathering of governments, civil society representatives and education c
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World Humanitarian Summit 2016

World Humanitarian Summit: Education is the headline

“Children in conflict zones deserve to be educated. They should not have to suffer without hope for the future” HE President Ibrahim Keïta, Mali The first United Nations World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016 with an ambitious agenda to overhaul an overstretched global relief system.   Though opinion is mixed about whether the hoped-for ‘Grand Bargain’ between governments and aid agenc
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Sarah Beeching at Women Deliver

Women Deliver: Education and Women’s Health

“I obviously knew that education was important, but being here and listening to the sessions, I now realise how essential it is and I’m blown away” Midwife from South Africa. The fifth triennial Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (16-19 May) marked a shift from a women’s health dominated agenda, to a focus on how gender equality can be achieved, and the Sustainable Development Goals delivered.   Throwing
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Global goals

The Global Goals as a risk mitigation tool for business

By Sarah Beeching and Katy Cronin Doing business is changing in a world where information travels quickly and social and customer expectations are high. Engagement with stakeholders on land use, energy, water, waste and social service provision are increasingly important factors in successful business planning. At Oshun, we see the Global Goals as a vital tool to help analyse complex social, environmental and politic
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2015 – Our year in review

It was a busy year for international development, from the signing of the Incheon Declaration on education to the official launch of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Oshun were proudly involved in some amazing projects and negotiations and achieved so much, we’ve put together some of our highlights from the year. January Oshun starts work on the Global Investment Fund for Water, a project to improve
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Girls Education

Here’s a thought! What could we achieve if all girls attended secondary school?

66% of the world’s illiterate population are female and only 8% of girls finish secondary school. The outcomes of investing in girls’ education are substantial. An educated girl is likely to increase her personal earning potential, as well as reduce poverty in her community. The education of girls results in healthier lives, fewer children, less child marriage, reduced HIV and aids, increased employment and a better
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What would it take to make a Global Fund for Water a reality?

The new Global Goals for Sustainable Development, agreed this September are ambitious.  This is great news! We need ambition. But they will not be achieved with a business as usual approach.  The financing gaps are large, and the delivery challenges substantial, particularly in the water and sanitation sector. Over the last six months, Oshun has been working on a concept to generate a new income stream from the sales
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We Are Ethiopia

We Are Ethiopia: Celebrating Ethiopia’s vibrant music and culture

We Are Ethiopia is an evening of cultural treats taking place this Friday 9th October. The concert aims to bring Ethiopia’s rich and vibrant culture to the heart of London, whilst raising awareness for Out of the Box, a non-profit project that will build adventure playgrounds and youth centres across Addis Ababa. The spectacular seated event, organised by Oshun associate Sally Duncan, will give Londoners a taste of E
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