International Development
Bill Gates at the Malaria Summit

World Malaria Day: Commonwealth leaders take action, will the world follow?

‘One of the worst things I’ve ever seen, years ago in Tanzania, was a child having seizures from cerebral malaria.  I didn’t know if he would survive.  I did know that, even if he did, his brain development would be impaired.’  Bill Gates (Co-founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) Last week 53 Commonwealth Leaders met in London with a wide-ranging agenda to discuss how the Commonwealth can contribute to a futu
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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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Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau from Canada, Minister of Health from Uganda

Family Planning Summit: For Safer, Healthier and Empowered Futures

When people ask which inventions have had the most profound impact on humanity, I have two answers for them: the washing machine and contraception.  Viewed from the perspective of a woman, and a working mother, my life would have been very different without access to both of these.
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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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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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Aid in conflict areas: let’s break down the barriers between the sectors

This article was originally posted on the Ideas for Development blog and reproduced here with their kind permission.  For children in conflict areas, education can often remain elusive during periods of violence and for years after. What are the main challenges to address for the education sector in such contexts? Interview with Sarah Beeching, Executive Director of Oshun Partnership and speaker in the recent ‘Post-2
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A Vision for the Future of Education: The Incheon Declaration

A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum (WEF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Oshun Partnership’s Sarah Beeching was one of the attendees and has welcomed the declaration amongst the global education community; including government ministers from more than 100 countries, non-governmental organisations and youth groups.
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