GPE continues to play a pivotal role on the international stage in galvanising the education sector and wider community to action for the delivery of quality education for all. GPE supports 89 of the world’s poorest countries to deliver education, the Partnership has truly global southern reach.
Oshun has been influential in enabling GPE to define its political outreach and replenishment strategies. We are currently working on GPE’s third replenishment campaign. Utilising and creating opportunities to gather key constituencies together to focus on education, GPE has propelled itself to the fore as one of the most important convenors and delivery agents for locally generated education plans.
Global Partnership for Education Replenishment
On June 25 and 26, 2014, GPE held its second Replenishment Pledging Conference in Brussels, hosted by the European Commission. The event gathered more than 800 participants from 91 countries who together made historic financial and policy commitments to education:
Oshun developed the strategy and delivery plans for this replenishment, which was larger in ambition than the first GPE replenishment in 2011.
GPE’s first replenishment
In November 2011 leaders from over 52 countries gathered in Copenhagen for the first ever pledging and replenishment conference for the Global Partnership for Education. GPE, formally known as the Education for All – Fast track Initiative was rebranded and relaunched in the margins of the UN General Assembly in September 2011.
In a lively day some 400 education specialists took over a disused warehouse in Copenhagen’s docks to pledge their commitment to education. GPE raised $1.5bn for their Fund, however the commitments to education more broadly exceeded this, with $2bn of new commitments from Southern Governments, alongside renewed political commitment to deliver education particularly for girls and in fragile and conflict-affected environments.
Education in UNGA margins
Oshun was involved in the following key moments at 68th UN General Assembly, 2013:
67th UN General Assembly, 2012:
66th UN General Assembly, 2011: