Partners & Sponsors

Our sponsors and partners help us to make GESF possible.

The Global Education and Skills Forum is grateful for the support and expertise provided by our partner organisations. 

With us, and in their own spheres every day, they work to provide education, employment and equity for all. 

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    African Development Bank

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    The African Development Bank is a multilateral development finance institution. Their mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the African continent through promoting the investment of public and private capital in projects and programs that are likely to contribute to the economic and social development of the region. They are a financial provider to African governments and private companies investing in the regional member countries

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    Dubai Cares

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    Dubai Cares is a UAE-based philanthropic organisation working to improve universal access to quality education for children in developing countries. Launched in September 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Cares expresses the UAE’s commitment to achieving universal primary education and to promote gender equality.

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    Jacobs Foundation

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    The Jacobs Foundation is dedicated to improving the living conditions of children and youth. The Foundation was established in 1989 by Klaus J. Jacobs and his family in an effort to benefit future generations by providing young people with better opportunities for development, so that they can become productive and socially responsible members of society. As a research informed organization, we base funding decisions on solid evidence and enable systemic change through comprehensive approaches.

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    Co-Impact

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    Co-Impact is a partnership of results-oriented donors focusing on systems change to improve the lives of millions by advancing education, improving people’s health, and providing economic opportunity. Co-Impact brings together a community of philanthropists who want to give and learn together, and are pooling resources, networks, and expertise. They support a targeted set of system change initiatives in low- and middle-income countries with grants US$10 to 50 million over several years and are accompanied by non-financial supports to deliver enduring change that improves life for millions.

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    Junior Achievement

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    As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide activates youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we create pathways for employability and job creation. Each year, our network of over 465,000 volunteers serves more than 10 million students in over 100 countries.

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    Education International

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    Education International represents organisations of teachers and other education employees across the globe. It is the world’s largest federation of unions, representing thirty million education employees in about four hundred organisations in one hundred and seventy countries and territories, across the globe.

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    Teach For All

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    Teach For All is a global network of 46 independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization that works to accelerate the progress of the network. Each network partner recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach in their nations’ high-need schools and communities and, with this foundation, to work with others, inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential. Teach For All’s global organization works to increase the network’s impact by capturing and spreading learning, facilitating connections among partners, accessing global resources, and fostering the leadership development of partner staff, teachers, and alumni.

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    UCL

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    The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is the education school of University College London. It specialises in postgraduate study and research in the field of education and is one of UCL's 11 constituent faculties. The IOE is ranked first in the world for education in the QS World University Rankings, and has been so every year since 2014.The IOE is the largest education research body in the United Kingdom.

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    UNESCO

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    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN), created with the firm belief of nations that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by: mobilizing for education, building intercultural understanding, pursuing scientific cooperation and protecting freedom of expression.

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    Malala Fund

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    Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai founded Malala Fund in 2013 to champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. Together the board, leadership council, staff, and champions are creating a more equal world by making sure all girls can go to school. Malala Fund works in regions where the most girls miss out on secondary education. Our priority countries are Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

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    Plan International Canada

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    Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. They have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries. Plan International Canada are calling on all Canadians to Defy Normal: to believe in the power and potential of every child and to take a stand anywhere children are oppressed, exploited or left behind and anywhere girls aren’t equally valued. Together, we can create a world where all unleash their full potential.

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    Inter-American Development Bank

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    The IDB is the main source of multilateral financing in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides solutions to development challenges and support in the key areas of the region. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, they help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure.

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    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

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    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, equipping young people for life. Since 1956 millions of young people have taken part in the Award in more than 130 countries and territories. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation drives and supports the Award’s global growth, so more young people can take part.

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    Knowledge and Human Development Authority

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    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the educational quality assurance and regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. KHDA oversees the private education sector, including early childhood centres, schools, higher education providers, and training institutes. They aim to develop the education and human resource sectors in the emirate to the level of international standards and best practice.