Global Education Coalition
On 28 March, UNESCO brought together representatives from more than 70 partner organizations and over 40 Member States for the third annual meeting of the Global Education Coalition. The event, which took place at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, was the first in-person meeting of the Coalition.
On the occasion, the Coalition’s annual report — Transforming education together: the Global Education Coalition in action — was launched, highlighting how Members are supporting countries’ efforts to achieve SDG 4 and the commitments made during the Transforming Education Summit.
Throughout the day, Members discussed important questions on the future of the Coalition, including how the group can respond in crisis while also supporting sustainable pathways to scale, and how it can collectively overcome the challenges to creating successful and sustainable multi-stakeholder partnerships.
The annual meeting also saw the official launch of the newly formed Digital Transformation Collaborative (DTC), which is made up of 30 Coalition partners with on-the-ground digital technology resources and expertise.
The DTC, which emerged from the private sector and donor conversations during the Transforming Education Summit last year, will play an important role in guiding the work of the Coalition in 2023. By focusing on “five keys” — coordination and leadership, cost and sustainability, connectivity and infrastructure, capacities and culture, and content and curriculum – this group will steer digital transformation education towards equity, inclusion, and sustainability.
Speaking of the new Collaborative, Borhene Chakroun, Director for the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems with UNESCO’s Education Sector said, “We have a theory of change — if we come together and coordinate resources in a smart way, we have the potential to move the needle from small scale pockets of good practises to scale … [and build] ecosystem and sustainable policies, plans and programmes for digital transformation education at a system level and national scale.”
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