During the 2022 Doha Forum, the Aga Khan Foundation and Education Above All Foundation signed a new USD $50 million partnership to help hundreds of thousands of out-of-school children to access quality education in some of the most challenging contexts, including Afghanistan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Pakistan, and Mozambique.
The new five-year partnership which runs from 2022 to 2026 leverages investment in some of AKF’s existing education programmes being implemented in partnership with the Governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States as well as the European Commission, UNICEF and several other private foundations. The partnership will also work with AKF’s flagship education programme – Schools2030 – which supports 1000 government schools across 10 countries to advance teacher-driven innovations to improve holistic learning outcomes. Together these programmes work to address multi-sector factors preventing children from accessing quality learning.
AKF’s General Manager, Michael Kocher, was in Doha to sign the new agreement together with Faha al-Sulaiti, CEO of EAA as well as Dr Matt Reed, AKF’s Global Director of Institutional Partnerships, Dr Andrew Cunningham, AKF’s Global Education Lead and Nafisa Shekhova, AKF’s Global Education and ECD Lead.
We look forward to sharing updates about the impact of this exciting new partnership in due course.
Learn more about EAA here: https://educationaboveall.org/
Also at the Doha Forum, AKF’s Michael Kocher was invited to speak on a high level panel with leaders from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), UNICEF, the Malala Fund, Education International and the Qatar Fund for Development to discuss partnership synergies.
Panelists included H.E. Jakaya Kikwete Board Chair, the Global Partnership for Education, and former President of the Republic of Tanzania; Ms Malala Yousafazi, Education Activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Mr Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General, Qatar Fund for Development; Ms Catherine M. Russell, Executive Director, UNICEF; Safeena Husain, Board Member of Educate Girls; and Mr David Edwards, General Secretary, Education International.
The panelists discussed how organisations make and use partnerships to enable goals to become reality and highlighted some of the practical considerations that are essential to turn a bold goal into results for people. The sessions are available to watch.
Audacious Goals: Making Them Work on The Ground, Part 1
Audacious Goals: Making Them Work on The Ground, Part 2 (with AKF’s Michael Kocher)