• Mohamed Sidibay and Sarah Beeching

Why access to quality education is not a poor country issue

When Sarah Beeching first met Mohamed Sidibay in the United Nations HQ in September 2017 it was a moment she will never forget.
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Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference: A Landmark Moment for Education Financing

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal, co-hosted by President Emmanuel Macron and President Macky Sall on 2 February in Senegal, was a landmark moment for education financing. It was the first occasion that a global fund had held a replenishment in a developing country, and Senegal added to history by becoming the first recipient country to become a donor to the fund. The c
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oshun partnership 2017 review

2017 – Our year in review

2017 was another packed year for Oshun –  our mission of bringing together policy makers, politicians, private sector leaders, civil society and those committed to a fair and equal world has been more important than ever. The importance of education & teachers The teaching profession has long been undervalued – so it was a privilege to be part of the Global Teacher Prize that took place in Dubai in Ma
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  • Financing the Future: Education 2030, United Nations

Financing the Future: Education 2030, United Nations, New York, 20 September 2017 

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; heads of state of France, Norway, Malawi and Senegal; and other global education leaders including Malala Yousafzai and UN Special Envoy Gordon Brown met in the margins of the UN General Assembly to commit to tackling the global ‘education crisis’ holding back millions of children and threatening progress.
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Global Teacher Awards Prize

Canadian Teacher of Inuit Children Wins Global Teacher Prize 2017

The teaching profession has long been undervalued.  And yet education is consistently at the top of the priority list in developing countries, once basic needs have been met. Parents recognise that education is an investment in their child’s future and theirs too. 
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Early years matter

2016 – Year in Review

As we come to the end of a tumultuous 2016 there can’t be many people who fail to recognise the historic nature of democratic decisions taken this year. From Brexit to Trump’s election, the rise of populism will continue to be felt for the foreseeable future. For those of us fighting inequality and injustice and who have asked the question over the years ‘just how much inequality can a society take before people figh
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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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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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Financing Health and Education: Girls Driving Development

This week, world leaders have gathered in New York for the 70th annual meeting of the United Nations. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will see the adoption of the Post-2015 development agenda and the official launch of the Global Goals. Sarah Beeching organised a side event at the UNGA together with The Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF, UNAIDS and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis. The ev
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