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The Education Commission. The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity

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6 West 48th Street , 12th floor
New York, NY 10036

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity was set up to reinvigorate the case for investing in education and to chart a pathway for increased investment in order to develop the potential of all of the world’s young people.  It brings together the best research and policy analysis to identify the most effective and accountable ways of mobilizing and deploying resources to help ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to participate, learn and gain the skills they need for adulthood and work in the 21st century.

The Commission’s work builds upon the vision agreed to by world leaders in 2015 with the UN Sustainable Development Goal for education: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education by 2030 and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The members of the Commission include current and former heads of state and government, government ministers, five Nobel laureates, and leaders in the fields of education, business, economics, development, health, and security.

RTI Press

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Research Triangle Park
3040 East Cornwallis Road, P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC, United States 27709-2194

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development.

Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, we deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. We scale our approach to fit the demands of each project, delivering the power of a global leader and the passion of a local partner.

We believe in the promise of science, and we push ourselves every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.

Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development fields. Our staff of more than 5,000 works in more than 75 countries—tackling hundreds of projects each year to address complex social and scientific challenges on behalf of governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners.

We maintain offices on four continents, with our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reflecting our roots in the area’s distinguished universities. Founded in 1958 with support from North Carolina government, education, and business leaders, we maintain close ties with North Carolina State University, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions. It also makes RTI a great working environment for people who share our mission to improve the human condition. 

Global Reading Network

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7200 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814, U.S.A

The Global Reading Network brings together donors, practitioners, government officials, national and international civil society organizations, and other stakeholders committed to improving reading outcomes for primary grade children around the world.  With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other key donor and development partners, the Network collects, develops, and disseminates evidence-based practices to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of primary grade reading programs

Entelis (European Network for Technology Enhanced Learning in an Inclusive Society)

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AIAS Bologna ONLUS
I-40123 Bologna, Via S.Isaia 90

The ENTELIS network is a newly established network of organisations with different backgrounds (education, social care, technology, research, advocacy, etc.) committed to full digital inclusion of persons with disabilities and older adults. This involves the removal of barriers of all kinds and the empowerment of people, including the development of digital competencies that allow them to participate in the digital society.

The network is open to organisations having similar goals. Network members will learn from each other, share results and work together for innovation.

Each year a call for commitments is launched by the steering board. The work committed by the members will form the annual work programme.

The ENTELIS network is an opportunity for those organisations seeking:

To gear efforts to shared goals
To learn from others and to disseminate knowledge and project outcomes
To validate ideas and prototypes of tool, strategies and methodologies and to sharpen exploitation strategies
To access project funding opportunities and partnerships

Active participation is the only way to turn the network into a resource for your organisation, your students, clients and other stakeholders.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

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Headquarters
United Nations Development Programme
One United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 USA

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. Last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

Sustainable development
Democratic governance and peacebuilding
Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.

UNDP role in UN coordination

UN coordination is a key priority for UNDP and a commitment in our Strategic Plan. The UNDP Administrator is the Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG), which unites the funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments and offices of the UN system that play a role in development. Created by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and endorsed by the General Assembly, the UNDG seeks to ‘facilitate joint policy formulation, encourage programmatic collaboration and realize management efficiencies’ among UN agencies.

At the country level, this interagency structure is embedded in the Resident Coordinator System (RCS), which encompasses all organizations of the United Nations system with operational activities for development. The RCS is managed by UNDP on behalf of the entire system. The Resident Coordinator function is carried by the UNDP Resident Representative. As the designated representative of the Secretary-General, the Resident Coordinator is the leader of the UN Country Team (UNCT) and plays a central role in coordinating the UN’s development operations and ensuring alignment with national priorities. UNDP provides the lion’s share of the resources needed to maintain the RC system in over 130 countries. The remainder of the RCS funding comes from a cost-sharing arrangement between all participating agencies.

Federation for Children with Special Needs

USA

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529 Main Street, Suite 1M3 Boston, MA 02129

The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. 

The Federation currently oversees over 15 projects related to supporting families whose children have special educational needs and special healthcare needs, as well as families of culturally and economically underserved populations by promoting family engagement within general education.  The projects are organized into five “Centers” by the primary type of service offered to families: Special Education Parent Center; Family Support Center; Health Advocacy Center; Family and Community Engagement Center; Parent-Professional Leadership Center. Training workshops and quarterly newsletters are available.

United Cerebral Palsy

USA

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1825 K Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Its mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. Provides a list of resources covering topics including public policy, education, employment, assistive technologies, health, housing and travel. A list of related organisations in other areas of the world is given. 

European association of service providers for persons with disabilities (EASPD)

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Handelsstraat / Rue du Commerce 72
B- 1040 Brussels - Belgium

EASPD, a non-profit NGO in the disability sector, promotes the views of over 15,000 social services and their umbrella associations. There are over 80 million people with a disability throughout Europe. The main objective of EASPD is to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems

http://www.easpd.eu/fr; http://www.easpd.eu/de; http://www.easpd.eu/easy

SHEKULO TOV

Israel

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Shekulo Tov was founded in 2005 with the vision to allow people with psychiatric disabilities to be in the community, to pursue their journeys, to reach their functional goals, to be included in society, and to live independently. Since true community integration and social inclusion depend upon having opportunities available in the mainstream society outside of the mental health system, Shekulo Tov develops and provides state-of-the-art vocational, supported employment and leisure and recreation psychiatric services in the community. Proving these services allows persons with psychiatric disabilities to realize their potential and to achieve their life goals while decreasing mental illness stigma and promote their social inclusion in their communities.

Shekulo Tov is a service provider of the Israeli Ministry of Health, the Ministry of social affairs and social services and the Israeli Ministry of Defense

UNESCO Institute for Statistics

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UNESCO Institute for Statistics
C.P. 6128 Succursale Centre-Ville
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 Canada

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the official and trusted source of internationally-comparable data on education, science, culture and communication. As the official statistical agency of UNESCO, the UIS produces a wide range of indicators in UNESCO’s fields of action by working with national statistical offices, line ministries and other statistical organisations.

Website also available in French: http://uis.unesco.org/fr

Wolters Kluwer

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A global company that provides information, software, and services. Customers are legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare professionals. Publish a large range of healthcare journals.

The Centre for Research into Autism and Education (CRAE)

UK

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UCL Institute of Education
University College London
55-59 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0NU

The Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) is a partnership between the UCL Institute of Education, the leading centre for education and social research in the UK, and Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for autistic children and young people. They conduct groundbreaking scientific research to enhance knowledge about interventions, education and outcomes for autistic children, young people and adults.

Together 2030

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Together 2030 is a global, action-oriented initiative aiming to generate and share knowledge on the implementation and accountability of the2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and project the voices of different civil society and stakeholders around the world on the challenges and opportunities of implementing this Agenda. Together 2030 was set up in December 2015 as a self-organized civil society initiative to promote national implementation and track progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Unifying Vision: The commitments of the 2030 Agenda are made a reality, with civil society contributing in a meaningful way.

Together 2030 is about creating and strengthening capacities. Together 2030 aims at contributing to overcoming the huge disparities within the capacities of civil society organizations all over the world, and to support civil society to play a full and meaningful role in the implementation and follow up of Agenda 2030 at all levels.
Together 2030 is about action. As an action-oriented initiative, Together 2030 focus on ensuring that civil society organizations and stakeholders are able to share knowledge and experiences of implementation and accountability; work together on global, regional and national advocacy and track whether commitments made on Agenda 2030 are effectively turned into action

The Core Group

The initiative was started by the following organisations:

CEPEI (Colombia); Justice, Development and Peace Commission – JDPC Ijebu-Ode (Nigeria); Philippine Social Enterprise Network (Philippines); Save Matabeleland (Zimbabwe); Sightsavers (Global); World Vision (Global).

Three organizations have been elected in 2017 to join the Together 2020 Core Group: Leonard Cheshire Disability (Global), Leading Women of Africa (Cameroon) and PACIFICWIN-YOUTH (New Zealand).

TED

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TED Conferences, LLC
330 Hudson St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10013

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

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