Civil Society Organizations

The Brookings Institution

The Center for Universal Education at Brookings develops and disseminates effective solutions to the challenges of achieving universal quality education. Brookings advises and supports GEFI's Youth Advocacy Group and co-convened the Learning Metrics Task Force to catalyze a shift in the global conversation from a focus on access to access plus learning, which supports GEFI's priority of improving the quality of learning.

CONfederation for COoperation of Relief and Development NGOs

CONCORD is the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. They are made up of 27 national associations, 17 international networks and 2 associate members that represent over 1,800 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. CONCORD was founded in 2003 by development NGOs to act as the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy. The CONCORD DARE Forum is the working structure of the CONCORD members working on Development Education and Awareness Raising.

Dubai Cares

Dubai Cares is a philanthropic organization working to provide children in developing countries with access to quality primary education. The organization develops innovative programs and methods through partnership models that not only promote enhanced program delivery, but also institutional and sector-wide learning. In addition, Dubai Cares acts as a technical convener on education issues, contributing to the post-2015 MDG agenda.

Educate A Child

Launched in November 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar, Educate A Child (EAC), a program of the Education Above All Foundation, is a global program that aims to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide who are denied their right to education. EAC believes strongly that all children must have every opportunity to survive and thrive in education. EAC’s approach and work through its partners around the world are in line with GEFI’s goal to bring together a broad spectrum of actors by 2015 to ensure universal access to primary education. EAC supports GEFI’s efforts to make quality education a central part of the global development agenda. EAC’s efforts to mobilize $1 billion in education financing contribute to the GEFI goal of generating additional funding for education.

Education International

Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. The 400 associations it represents, with their 30 million members in education institutions, are committed to work towards the common goal of achieving equitable quality education for all. EI is proud to be a partner and support GEFI. EI President Susan Hopgood is also a member of the Steering Committee. 

Global Campaign for Education

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis. Established in 1999, the mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education. GCE brings a vast array of civil society to GEFI. Membership is comprised of a huge variety of national, regional and international civil society organisations, teachers’ unions and child rights campaigners. Together, governments are held to account for their promises repeatedly made to provide Education for All. The GCE President is a member of the Steering Committee.


The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) -- a network of more than 10,000 individual members in more than 170 countries -- is dedicated to promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis. INEE helped launch the Education Cannot Wait advocacy campaign to ensure that children and youth's rights to a quality education are protected in humanitarian emergencies and conflict situations.

Plan International

Plan International supports GEFI and its shared goals of putting every child in school.  Plan advises GEFI’s  Youth Advocacy Group on policy content, advocacy engagement, supports resource development, as well as works in partnership with them on key education events.  Plan has seconded an integral staff member to the Office of the Special Envoy on Education to help assure the Offices’ successful implementation of its mandate to realizing every child’s right to an education.

A World at School

A World at School supports education initiatives such as GEFI through our digital platform, events, and campaign partnerships. Both aim to get 57 million children into school and learning by 2015. 

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