– Philanthropic Actors in Support of Education at the TES –
As a member of the philanthropic community working for education, we are taking the opportunity of the Transforming Education Summit (https://www.un.org/en/transforming-education-summit) to underscore our commitment to support the transformation of education systems and join our voice to those of students, young people, teachers, civil society, governments, funders and other education actors who are concerned that Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) will not be met. To reverse this trend and make urgently needed progress towards equitable and quality education for all, we commit to using our convening power at the local and the global level to:
1️⃣ Listen and learn from education stakeholders
2️⃣ Consolidate and expand the knowledge base
3️⃣ Improve the efficiency and alignment of our support
4️⃣ Build sound partnerships within and beyond the education philanthropy community
Our organisation believes in collective impact, which is why we signed the statement to support education at the TES (https://bit.ly/TES-statement). All signatories speak as one voice for the first time and stand ready to contribute to the mobilisation of resources and to support global and in-country efforts to transform education in support of Agenda 2030 and beyond.
We encourage our education partners in the international development community to (a) work closely with philanthropies and fund alongside them to ensure the advancement of SDG 4, including in follow-up actions to TES and collaboration within the renewed Global Cooperation Mechanism for education, and (b) t0 capitalise on the contribution of philanthropy to sustainable development going forward.
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