The GEC held its Annual Partners’ Meeting in Nairobi on 15-17 November. The meeting brought together 72 participants: Ministry of Education (MoE) representatives from Ethiopia and Somalia; Education Clusters/EiE Working Groups coordinators and Information Management Officers (IMOs) from Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Pakistan, Somalia, Ukraine, and Yemen; regional offices (East and South Africa, West and Central Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean; global partners representing 20 organisations; donors (ECHO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the Netherlands); the Education Cluster Unit (ECU) and the Rapid Response Team (RRT) members.
The three-day discussion were framed around the three strategic focus areas of the GEC: partnership, humanitarian-development nexus, and accountability. Each day was entirely dedicated to one focus area, starting with a panel discussion on the topic, followed by country examples, and small group discussions to identify concrete action points to feed into the GEC 2017-2018 work plan.
Read the report here: GEC Annual Meeting Report_FINAL_2017-01-12