Join GCE-US & partners to ensure education is fully funded! 

  • Advocacy Letter: Join this letter with over 40 organizational endorsements to U.S. congressional appropriations leadership, urging them to fully fund international basic education. Please sign your organization(s) onto the letter and help advocate against potential budget cuts! Please share this sign on form with other groups you know, and encourage them to sign on. 
  • Action & Social Media Toolkit: Resources to help with mobilization and distribution of this letter and actions in support of fully funding U.S. government support for international basic education are linked here, including suggested social media and messages for U.S. Representatives and Senators.
  • Contact Your Senator or Representative in support of international basic education: Now is a vital time to reach your Senators and Representatives, before Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) funding levels are finalized. Please take 1 minute to speak out in support of global education & take this action today!

Happy November from GCE-US! Please donate today and join GCE-US during this month of giving to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality, inclusive education. 


Upcoming Opportunities

  • Register here for the next GCE-US Coalition Meeting on November 17th from 9:30 - 11:30 AM ET. We look forward to hearing from:
    • Joseph Nhan O’Reilly and Oliver Mawhinney, International Parliamentary Network for Education - G20 Call to Action on Education in Afghanistan
    • Cristina Álvarez, Global Campaign for Education Secretariat - Upcoming Education in Emergencies Campaign to launch in January 2022
    • Karen Austrian and Andrea Melnikas, Population Council - New Report When Schools Shut: Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 School Closures that Population Council prepared for UNESCO with GPE support
    • Nicola Dean, Dubai Cares - Preview of the RewirEd Summit in Dubai (December 12-14)
    • Anja Nielsen, UNICEF UK - UN Climate Change Conference Updates on Climate Change & Education Advocacy
    • We will gather feedback for the next U.S. Government International Basic Education Strategy (to be developed starting in 2022) and the USAID Climate Change Draft Strategy. Please add your feedback to the document here by November 17. 
  • Please register here for our next Inclusive Education & Early Childhood Community of Practice meeting in honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, taking place from 9:30 - 11:00 AM ET on December 8th. 

UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

  • Join advocates around the world advocating for climate education and girls' education. All can tune in for many education-related events during COP26 through November 12th. Global Partnership for Education has summarized sessions and events that will be spotlighting the importance of education at COP26 here.

New Action Blog


International Day of the Girl Child

Thank you to Congressman David Trone, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, U.S. State Department Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Lisa Peterson, and all of the youth advocates from Indonesia, Venezuela, and the U.S. who spoke at Girls Take the LEAD: A High-Level Event in Celebration of International Day of the Girl 2021 last month in support of all girls having the right to learn and participate in democracy.

  • Please join us and add your voice by contacting your members of Congress to support the Girls LEAD Act!



October Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice

Thank you to all speakers and participants for your engagement and partnership! Did you miss the discussion? The recording can be viewed here.

Joshua Josa, Disability Inclusive Education Specialist, USAID

Dr. Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, Ed.D, Division Chief, Center for Education, USAID

Rebecca Martinez, Literacy Education Specialist, USAID

Nidhi Khattri, Lead Evaluation Officer, Global Partnership for Education

Lisa Forsyth, Director of Global Advocacy and Campaigns, Malala Fund


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