Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen at Global Partnership for Education Event in London

Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen at Global Partnership for Education Event in London

The Panel (l-r): Mr. Mark Williams MP; H.E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen, DPM of Ethiopia;
Ms. Alice Albright, Chief Executive of the Global Partnership for Education; Aaron Oxley,
Executive Director of RESULTS UK and member of the Global Campaign for Education UK;
Baroness Northover, House of Lords Spokesperson for DFID
 
 
Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, says Ethiopia’s impressive performance in education is the result of building on sustained economic growth along with a strong commitment to alleviating poverty and substantial investment in the country's education system.

He was addressing an event hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Education for All entitled Fund the Future: Tackling the crisis in financing education for all", here in London during his official visit to Great Britain.

The event was organized in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a working partnership of governments, civil society, international organizations, teachers and the private sector.

Ethiopia is taking part in the GPE forum in its capacity as a member of the Global Champions Group for Education. Ethiopia joined the group owing to the high priority it has given to education, following its adoption of a practical strategy which is all inclusive in every aspect. The strategy inter alia ensures access to education and puts in place a mechanism that guarantees equity, fairness and quality.
 




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