Monday, Dec 09, 2019

Sept. 24, 2019 (NEW YORK, USA): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Education Cannot Wait (ECW) for collaboration on the implementation of the Djibouti Declaration on Education for Refugees, Returnees and Host Communities in the IGAD Region. 

The signing ceremony took place at the end of the ECW High Level Steering Group Meeting of the 74th UN General Assembly. The meeting was chaired by the Right Honorable Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister, who is the UN Special Envoy for Education and Board Chair of ECW.

The MoU identifies thematic areas for joint planning, implementation, monitoring progresses and creating experience sharing as well as advocacy platforms for education in emergencies in the context of the Djibouti Declaration, the

Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, and Sustainable Development Goals.

ECW will provide resources for the implementation of the agreement which will be further detailed in a technical proposal in the immediate future.

The Division of Health and Social Development of IGAD will coordinate the successful realization of this agreement.

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is a global fund dedicated to education in emergencies and protracted crises.