Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Senegal and France to host Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference

Del

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is delighted that the governments of Senegal and France will co-host its financing conference, which will take place on February 8, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d3003cff-ee20-409f-9729-9a9cef1d4d3e

A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/0a7eebb6-66b3-438b-904e-efeff83d94cf

The announcement of the co-hosting was made by Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Emmanuel Macron of France at a high-level event on education financing held at the United Nations, which was attended by Secretary General António Guterres, several heads of state and leaders on global education.

" The Global Partnership for Education has   made substantial investments in education helping to get 72 million more children into primary school since 2002, including in Senegal,"  President Macky Sall  said . "We are honored to host the next GPE Financing Conference in Dakar and look forward to continuing our close partnership with GPE."

This is the first time a donor and developing country co-host a GPE financing conference, symbolizing the spirit of true partnership, which is the essence of GPE.

President Macron of France  stressed that one of his top priorities is to invest in education. " I call on the international community to join us in February 2018 in Dakar for the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference, which France will co-host with Senegal ,"  Macron  said.

"The financing conference of the Global Partnership for Education is an opportunity for a much needed step change, allowing donors and developing countries to show their financial commitment to education,"  said  Julia Gillard, GPE Board Chair . " Senegal and France jointly hosting the GPE financing conference demonstrates the determination of both governments to help GPE expand its support for strong and sustainable education systems in developing countries. "

The event in Dakar will bring together donor and developing country governments, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, civil society and international organizations to announce commitments to support education in developing countries.

" This is an exciting and pivotal moment for GPE and for global education," said  Alice Albright, GPE Chief Executive Officer . " This financing conference will put GPE on track to become a  US$2 billion-a-year operation by 2020 . At that level, GPE can have a far greater impact on providing better  quality education  to the world's children."

GPE's financing conference seeks to raise US$3.1 billion for 2018 through 2020 to support the education of 870 million children in 89 developing countries that are home to 78% of the world's out-of-school population.

Currently, 264 million children and youth around the world are not in school and six out of ten children and youth, a total of 617 million, are in school but not learning at the level they need to break the bonds of poverty, poor health and social disadvantage. Though the share of overseas development aid to education has declined over the last six years, leaders around the world are now recognizing the urgency of turning that trend around.

France has been a donor to GPE since 2005. With GPE support since 2006, Senegal has shown great progress raising its investment in education as a share of domestic spending to 24 percent.

" Both France and Senegal are ideally positioned to urge other countries across the globe to increase investments in education ,"  Ms. Gillard  added. " We believe that will make for a successful and productive financing conference and ultimately benefit hundreds of millions of children in some of the poorest countries around the world ."

GPE Replenishment 2020: Case for Investment

Leaders' Statement

Additional Images

The  Global Partnership for Education (GPE)  works with developing countries to ensure that every child receives a quality basic education, prioritizing the poorest, the most vulnerable and those living in countries affected by fragility or conflict. GPE mobilizes financing for education and supports developing countries to build effective education systems founded on evidence-based planning and policies.

GPE's support has achieved the following results in its partner countries:

  • 72 million more children in primary school in 2015 compared with 2002
  • 76% of children in GPE partner countries completed primary school in 2015 compared to 63% in 2002.
  • 74% primary school completion rate for girls in 2015 compared with 57% in 2002
  • 78% of GPE partner countries have maintained their education budget at or above 20% of public expenditure, or increased their education budget in 2015.

Media contact:

Alexandra Humme, ahumme@gloalpartnership.org; Tel: 202-492 8890




This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Global Partnership for Education via Globenewswire

Om Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

+1 212 401 8700http://www.nasdaqomx.com

NASDAQ (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents.

Følg saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Percona Collaborates with AWS on Database Delivery Service13.12.2017 09:02Pressemelding

Percona Managed Services to Ensure Customers Running Open Source Databases on AWS Take Optimal Advantage of AWS Resources RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL®, MongoDB® and other open source database solutions and services, announced collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to serve as an AWS Standard Tier Consulting Partner and Amazon Aurora Service Delivery Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). Percona provides managed services to support the use of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and Amazon Aurora on the flexible, scalable, pay-as-you-go AWS. Percona also announced Percona Monitoring and Management 1.5 with improved support for MySQL on Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora MySQL. Migrating workloads to AWS can be a vital part of improving customer experience, gaining deeper business insights and increasing efficiency. Whether

Upstream Security Revs Up Cloud-Based Cybersecurity for Connected and Autonomous Car Fleets with $9M Series A13.12.2017 09:01Pressemelding

CRV Joins Existing Investors to Accelerate Company's Expansion in the U.S. and Europe as Market for Connected Vehicles and Automotive Cybersecurity Expects to Grow 20x HERZLIYA, Israel, Dec.  13, 2017  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Upstream Security, pioneer of the cloud-based cybersecurity platform for connected cars and autonomous vehicles, today announced the closing of $9 million in Series A funding, led by CRV (Charles River Ventures). The round included expanded investments from Israeli-based Glilot Capital Partners and Maniv Mobility. Following a $2 million seed funding round in June, the company will use the latest investment to expand its R&D program and continue building out its world-class engineering and security research teams, and open marketing and sales offices in the United States and Europe. The company is well-resourced to secure the 60 million connected cars on the road today that include commercial trucks, vans, buses and private vehicles, as well as take advantage of

Percona Monitoring and Management 1.5 Provides Enhanced Cloud Support, Improved Interface13.12.2017 09:00Pressemelding

Highlights Include Improved Support for MySQL on Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora, More Efficient Data Collection, Faster Time to Support Resolution RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL®, MongoDB® and other open source database solutions and services, announced Percona Monitoring and Management 1.5, the latest release of the company's free and open source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL® and MongoDB® performance. This new release improves support for MySQL on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora, which simplifies configuration and usage, provides more efficient data collection and delivers faster resolution of Percona Support tickets. Organizations are increasingly choosing to run MySQL on Amazon RDS or use Amazon Aurora and require the same insight into database performance that they have with their on-premises deployments to be successful. Percona Monitoring and Man

Ammo Incorporated Releases STREAK Visual Ammunition12.12.2017 15:00Pressemelding

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMMO, Inc. (OTC:POWW), a technology leader and premier American ammunitions manufacturer, today announced its newest product offering, STREAK Visual Ammunition.  AMMO, Inc. holds the exclusive worldwide rights for the incredible patented technology used to make the STREAK products. STREAK is one of the most technologically advanced ammunition to hit the market in decades. "We are beyond excited to bring STREAK Visual Ammunition to the market.  Our acquisition of the exclusive rights for the STREAK technology is a game changer for both our company as well as the shooting industry.  Once you shoot with STREAK and you can actually see your projectile travel throughout its path, you will be bored by shooting normal ammunition," said AMMO, Inc.'s CEO, Fred Wagenhals. Unlike conventional tracers, STREAK rounds are NOT an incendiary, they don't use burning metals to generate light. Replacing fire-hazard burning metals is a non

Global Smart Lock Leader ASSA ABLOY joins Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors12.12.2017 15:00Pressemelding

ASSA ABLOY takes a leadership role in the Alliance to help further Z-Wave adoption and to support global sales of Z-Wave Smart Door Locks FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, today announces the addition of ASSA ABLOY to the Alliance Board of Directors. Owner of leading and trusted lock brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock and ABLOY, ASSA ABLOY joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Huawei, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs.  "ASSA ABLOY was already a leader in the smart lock industry and is clearly making moves to become a global force in smart security and connected access control," said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance, "The entire Alliance will benefit from ASSA ABLOY's contribution to the Board of Directors a

Neato Appoints New CEO Matt Petersen12.12.2017 15:00Pressemelding

NEWARK, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neato Robotics, leader in smart robots for the home, today announced the appointment of new CEO Matt Petersen, effective January 1st, 2018. Petersen has sat on the Neato board since 2014. Petersen currently is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of JAFRA Cosmetics International, a Vorwerk owned subsidiary. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/6271e9c8-ac52-402c-9245-9e05fcb4ca36 Current CEO, Giacomo Marini, will step down after five years. Under his tenure, Neato has grown substantially and has launched innovative products with cutting edge technology, including the full Botvac Connected product line of robot vacuums. The tremendous amount of success during this period led to the acquisition by Vorwerk. Marini has been a Director at Neato since 2006, Chairman since 2007, Executive Chairman 2011-2013, and Chairman and CEO

I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.

Besøk vårt presserom