GEM Report News Alert

Act now to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the cost of achieving SDG4The GEM Report released a new policy paper this month on the eve of an international meeting of finance ministers, convened by the United Nations to look at financing in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.

The paper showed that there is a US$148 billion annual financing gap in low- and lower-middle-income countries to achieve SDG 4 from now until 2030. Additional costs due to COVID-19 related school closures risk increasing this financing gap by up to one-third, or US$30 to US$45 billion. But investing now in remedial and re-enrolment programmes could reduce this additional cost by as much as 75%.

Share the Report’s social media messages to ensure ministers see education as critical to the recovery from the effects of the pandemic.

#AllmeansALL #SaveOurFuture #FundSDG4

Announcing the new Chair of the GEM Report Advisory Board – Dr David Sengeh
We are excited to announce the appointment of Hon Dr David Moinina Sengeh, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and the Chief Innovation Officer for the Government of Sierra Leone as the new Chair of the GEM Report Advisory Board. He takes over from Helen Clark who has been Chair of the Board since 2018. His commitment to research and inclusion in education will help steer the Board discussions over the next two critical years.
Are you the first girl in your family to graduate? 

In advance of the launch of the 2020 Gender Report the GEM Report due out 9 October, we are running a campaign to share the stories of women and girls who are the first in their family to graduate and demonstrate the catalytic impact of education. #Iamthe1stGirl

Are you a first generation graduate? Tell us your story so we can share it with the world!

Job opportunities with the GEM Report
– Senior Project Officer (closes 30 September)
– Senior Project Lead (Africa Spotlight Report) – (closes 9 October)

Visit the GEM Report’s vacancies page for more details

A letter from youth to world leaders – add your voice
A letter from youth is gathering signatures calling on world leaders to strengthen inclusion in education as schools re-open after COVID-19 closures. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to add your name 

GEM Report events

Upcoming events in October:
5 October: World Teachers Day Event – Bedrock of inclusion: why investing in the education workforce is critical for achieving SDG4: Research launch. Release of a new GEM Report policy paper on teachers and inclusion
7 October: 2020 GEM Report National Launch Timor-Leste
8 October: Regional webinar for teachers and teacher unions in sub-Saharan AfricaTeachers Leading in crisis, reimagining the future
12 OctoberPlacing gender equality at the heart of education for a new generation. Event with the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Plan International France and UNESCO to present the new GEM 2020 Gender Report
12 October: Arab States sub-regional launch event for the 2020 GEM Report jointly organised by the UNESCO Office for the Gulf States and Yemen and the Qatar National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
15 October: Digital Conference 2020, a national launch event for the 2020 GEM Report in Belgium
15 October: National launch event for the 2020 GEM Report in Haiti
15 October: National launch of the 2020 GEM Report in the Netherlands
19 October: Third UN data forum, a presentation of the GEM Report’s new SCOPE data-visualistaion website
22 OctoberNational launch of the 2020 GEM Report Finland 
Keep an eye on the GEM Report’s events calendar for further details.