Executive Vice President The Global Fund for Children
Education is a fundamental right of every child, including the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized children. While there are several developments in the education sector in recent years including efforts by governments to design and implement compulsory universal basic education, increased spending on education by national and international organizations, there exists a huge gap as an estimated 250 million children worldwide cannot read, write or count adequately, including those with four years of education.
This session will focus on the key obstacles and challenges in fulfilling the basic right of education for the most vulnerable children. Through the discussion, panelists will also review innovative ideas and best practices from around the world in helping children regain their rights and enhance their chances of being able to pursue their dreams.
- Reasons for education not being universal to all children and how can this be addressed.
- Understanding the impact and societal returns of investing in the education of disadvantaged children—particularly early childhood education and girls’ education.
- How monitoring and evaluation systems be made more comprehensive and realistic?