Four international advocacy alliances awarded implementation grants through Education Out Loud

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Global Partnership for Education
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Four organizations have been selected for grants from Education Out Loud to support transnational civil society alliances in carrying out innovative multi-country advocacy around education.

Advocacy alliances led by ActionAid International, Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage, Zimbabwe Network of Early Childhood Development, and Street Child have been awarded a total of $US 4.1 million in grants to support advocacy work on education financing, girls’ education, learning assessments and early childhood development. The alliances will conduct advocacy efforts in West Africa, Central and South Asia and Southern Africa from 2021 to 2023.

After developing shortlisted concept notes into full proposals over a six-month period, the four grant recipients were selected by an independent panel of technical experts with backgrounds in gender, human rights, program management, research, advocacy and capacity building. Each proposal identifies strategic work areas to improve accountability in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education Out Loud received more than a hundred applications for the first round of transnational advocacy grants.

Implemented by Oxfam IBIS, with a total allocation of US$55.5 million from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Education Out Loud is the world’s largest fund dedicated to supporting civil society’s role in shaping education policy to better meet the needs of communities, with a focus on the most vulnerable and marginalized people. Under the call for transnational proposals, individual grants are provided to a diverse range of organizations to influence global and regional policy frameworks to better enable the realization of the right to equitable and quality education. 

Focus areas: Advocacy and accountability