Education Cannot Wait Gender Strategy 2018-2021
Advancing Gender Equality in Education in Emergencies
Education Cannot Wait's Strategy for Advancing Gender Equality in and through Education puts gender equality at the forefront of ECW's financing in emergencies and protracted crisis.
This Strategy seeks to ensure that the specific needs, strategic interests, and experiences of girls and boys are examined systematically and taken into account throughout ECW’s work. The Gender Strategy will provide operational guidance for integrating gender equality considerations into ECW’s strategic priorities, core functions and financing modalities.
Also of note is ECW's first Strategic Plan 2018-2021, which represents the New Way of Working in the humanitarian-development nexus. With humanitarian speed and development depth, it aims at financing quality education for 8 million children and youth when they most need it, in the coming four years. With less bureaucracy and more accountability, it seeks to achieve more at the local level and make a real impact in their lives. To this end, Education Cannot Wait will pursue five core functions: 1) Inspire political commitment; 2) Mobilize and catalyze financing; 3) Support joint programming to bridge relief and development; 4) Strengthen capacity and localization; 5) Improve accountability, evidence-based data and quality.