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05.12.2016 - ODG

Finland Provides 1 million Euros to UNESCO’s CapED programme

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On 5 December 2016, Finland renewed its support to UNESCO’s flagship Capacity Development for Education programme (CapED) with the signing of a 1 million Euros funding agreement between Director-General Irina Bokova and Finland’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate, H.E. Mr Pekka Puustinen.

The Programme  places special focus on Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Gender, including literacy and life skills, as well as gender-sensitive pedagogy for teachers to attract more girls to STEM subjects.  

“This marks a very important contribution to a multi-donor fund to realize Sustainable Development Goal 4 on inclusive quality education and lifelong learning, especially in least developed countries,” said Ms Bokova, expressing her appreciation to the Government of Finland. “Donors and recipient countries have both testified to the positive experience of this programme, which stands as a strong example of UNESCO’s impact.”

Since its launch in 2003 as CapEFA, Finland has given steady support to this programme that mobilizes UNESCO’s technical expertise to reinforce national education capacities in least developed countries. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the programme, renamed CapED, supports countries to integrate SDG4 into their education plans and national monitoring systems.

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