Education Cluster Global Partners Call

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Date: 21 May 2015
Location: Skype call

We would like to kindly remind you that our next global partners call will take place this Thursday 21 May at 3pm Geneva time (2pm London / 9am New York). Please find an agenda here. The revised work plan and the first 2015 quarterly update will be circulated prior to the call.

There will be two parts to the call:

1. Education Cluster work pan (30-45 minutes): the first part will focus on progress against the cluster work plan, including support to country clusters, engagement in global initiatives and upcoming events. Global partners will have the opportunity to provide updates and raise issues. We want to keep this part relatively short for this call, to have time for the second part.

2. INEE-led global consultation on Education in Emergencies (45-60 minutes): The Education Cluster Unit would like to take advantage of the global partners’ call to provide inputs into this important INEE-led global consultation on Education in Emergencies. There is a time-critical window from 14-22 May to provide inputs to the consultation, expected to lead to increased funding and support for education in emergencies. For more information, visit the INEE webpage.

It will be helpful to have read ODI draft background paper Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crisis: Toward a strengthened response in advance of the call.

The consultation asks input on 5 questions. During the cluster call, we propose to focus on questions 1 and 4 in particular, but if time allows, to also discuss the other questions. For ease of reference, the questions are:

  1. What challenge, or aspect thereof, needs the most attention by high level political actors at the Oslo Summit and beyond?
  2. What are the top 2-3 issues in terms of response architecture that should be addressed in order to better ensure quality education is available to all children and youth in crises?
  3. Would a set of principles agreed at a high political level make a difference?  How could they be used to hold governments, UN agencies and other partners to account?
  4. What will it take to guarantee that additional funds are in place to support education and crisis?  Is a global fund or financing mechanism for education and crises a good idea? If so, how should it be organized and used?
  5. How might we better improve the functioning and capacity of current architecture, as described above, in other ways?

We hope many partners will take part in the discussion. The Education Cluster Uni will consolidate the key discussion points and share them with INEE as an input from the global Education Cluster partnership.

Call-in instructions
This will be a Skype call. If you will participate, please communicate your Skype ID to Lisa Sabot-Schmid (lisa.sabot@savethechildren.org), so we can add you to the call. Thank you.

If you are unable to use Skype, please communicate your phone number to Lisa Sabot-Schmid so we can call you in.

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