Development cooperation , 28.11.2016

No Lost Generation - support to education in Jordan and Syria through UNICEF


Finland has financed the No Lost Generation (NLG) initiative through UNICEF in Lebanon (5 MEUR, 2014) and Turkey (2,5 MEUR, 2015). In 2016 an additional contribution of 5 MEUR will be channeled evenly for UNICEF's work in Jordan and Syria. The NLG initiative aims at mobilizing financing and influencing the policies to help facilitate the Syrian and host-community children to get back to school, improve the child protection and improve the conditions for the youth and adolescents. The expected results of this project are: 1) 8,000 girls and boys currently out of any form of education and/or exposed to high risks of child labour exploitation and early marriage are provided with access to learning support, psychosocial support and life skills training; and 2) Improved access to life skills, vocational training and quality teaching-learning environment for 62,000 children and adolescents (32,000 conflict-affected children in 40 schools across Syria, including 5,000 children at risk of dropping out of school through cross-border, and 30,000 adolescents). The UN has since 2015 responded to the Syrian conflict by plans combining the humanitarian aid and resilience building efforts. The Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017 amounts to 3,2 billion USD and the Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) totaling 4,6 billion. Combined this amounts to 7,8 billion USD. The Finnish-funded project is part of UNICEF's work within these plans in Syria and Jordan. No Lost Generation has succeeded in mobilizing significant resources to traditionally underfunded education sector. In mid-October UNICEF had already reached 85 % funding level in education. The needs, however, remain enormous. The Finnish contribution is for years 2017-2018.

Funding decision  28.11.2016

5 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Primary education 40%
  • Basic life skills for youth and adults 30%
  • Education facilities and training 30%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • people with disability

Funding channel

YK:n lastenrahasto



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