Demystifying Coordination: Why are Education Clusters Integral to Achieving ECW’s Mission?

17th February | 14:00-14:45 | Side Event at the Education Cannot Wait High Level Financing Conference| Hybrid: Geneva, Switzerland and Virtual (online HLFC registration required)

Join the Global Education Cluster unpack why and how coordination can be used to its full potential in realizing effective and efficient response for children and youth to amplify the impact of Education Cannot Wait investments.

Mandated to ensure children’s needs are met through an evidence-based, collaborative, inclusive, and protective education response, Education Clusters – present in 24 of the 27 MYRP countries – are important platforms to draw on partners’ strengths and amplify the impact of their work. Clusters are also an entry point to ensure cross-cutting priorities are included when determining needs and planning accountable responses.

Spotlighting experiences from Bangladesh and Palestine, this primer on coordination will:

- Outlining why and how coordination should be used to its full potential to design robust MYRPs and FERs underpinned by transparent, consultative processes with local, national, and international actors. 

- Discussing opportunities to bolster the impact of ECW's work through coordination, including rigorous evidence on needs, integrating cross-cutting priorities, and strengthening linkages with development and refugee coordination bodies. 

Panelists include Fadi Baidoun (oPt), Efsun Ilhan (Cox’s Bazaar) youth voices from Nigeria and South Sudan and will be moderated by Michelle Brown (Global Education Cluster).


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