Support from the Education Cannot Wait fund has been instrumental in reinforcing the Global Education Clusters’ core cluster functions. Initial seed funding was provided by the Education Cannot Wait fund in 2018, which was then followed with additional support over two years (2019-2021) to support the Global Education Clusters’ core functions, chiefly direct and remote field support, capacity development, evidence and guidance, and partnership, advocacy and communication.
This support has been critical in reinforcing the existing humanitarian coordination architecture established under the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Cluster Approach.
Additionally, stronger partnership has resulted in greater linkages between the Global Education Cluster and Education Cannot Wait in country. Specifically, the Global Education Cluster’s guidance around developing comprehensive Education Cluster strategies has served as a solid foundation for the Education Cannot Wait’s Multi-Year Resilience Plans and First Emergency Response plans. Examples include: