The Global Business Coalition for Education commits to leveraging its REACT platform (now-react.org) to identify local-level needs, mobilize corporate resources and expertise, and facilitate partnerships with organizations on the frontlines of education to provide high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech solutions to minimize the long-term impacts on the next generation.
Global Business Coalition for Education
New York, United States of America
Established : 2012
Education and COVID-19 Response
GBC-Education can mobilize its network of businesses to provide a diverse array of free, at-cost, or reduced cost in-kind goods and services including hardware, access to digital platforms and content, wireless and internet connectivity, expertise in digitization of curriculum, and printing and distribution of educational materials.
We commit to making our expertise and our REACT digital matchmaking platform available to all UNESCO coalition members to ensure that we shepherd the critical support from the business community toward projects that can make the greatest impact for students affected by COVID-19.
Countries of Interest
Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, South Sudan, Kenya
The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education) is a movement of more than 150 businesses committed to ending the global education crisis.
To ensure that learning continues for more than 1.5 billion students whose education has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have secured offers of more than 100 free educational tools, platforms, services, and other resources from the business community (found at gbc-education.org/covid19).
Recognizing that the needs go far beyond immediate support for remote-learning, we are also working with UN agencies, multilateral organizations, and national governments to accurately identify the best way for businesses to provide wrap-around support and capacity-building for new, remote modalities of teaching and learning, start preparing for a safe return to schools, and strengthen long-term resilience in educational systems.
We will leverage our REACT platform (now-REACT.org) to identify local-level needs, and mobilize corporate resources and expertise, and facilitate partnerships with organizations on the frontlines of education to provide high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech solutions to minimize the long-term impacts on the next generation.