Strengthening Resilience of Education in Ethiopia/Education Cannot Wait
Development cooperation , 11.06.2021

Strengthening Resilience of Education in Ethiopia/Education Cannot Wait

Description

In Ethiopia, long-term man-made and natural disasters, as well as climate change, have caused internal displacement that has driven more than 2 million people from their homes. Although the positive political changes followed in 2018 have been significant, in 2019-2021 the old conflicts have deepened and new ones have emerged. In 2021, conflict-affected children in need of education has further increased. As a result of the crises that erupted in Tigray state in November 2020 and the school closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, an estimated 1.3 million children are out of school. Of these, an estimated 85,000 are refugee children. The Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Fund’s “Increasing Access to Protective, Inclusive Learning Opportunities for Crisis-Affected Children in the Tigray Region” project is part of ECW’s broader Ethiopian program to address Tigray’s acute crisis. At country level, the project will be implemented by UNICEF's Ethiopian Country Office and its implementing organizations. The long-term outcome of the Tigray project is to improve learning through equitable access to relevant, crisis-sensitive and quality education for emergency-affected children in Ethiopia. Immediate outcomes are 1) Equitable access to safe, protective, and conducive pre-primary and primary learning environments for emergency-affected girls, boys, including children with disabilities is increased, maintaining nexus between EiE and education sector development in Tigray region 2) Quality and relevance of education for emergency-affected girls, boys, including children with disabilities is enhanced, 3) Retention and transition for emergency-affected girls, boys, including children with disabilities is improved and 4) Capacity of education institutions and communities to provide crisis-sensitive education for emergency-affected girls, boys, including children with disabilities is strengthened. Finland supports the project with 2 million euros.

Funding decision  11.06.2021

2 000 000 €

Target country

Ethiopia

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality
  • Disaster risk reduction

Field of activity

  • Primary education 55%
  • Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation 45%

Type of aid

Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • people with disability
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

YK:n lastenrahasto

Contact

ali-20

Code for the object of funding

23816965

ID

UHA2021-001461

Modified

23.06.2021