Endorsement of Inclusive Education Call to Action by Global Partnership for Education
on the 22 January, the Inclusive Education Task Group of the
International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) are pleased
to announce that the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) have
endorsed our Call to Action
(CTA) for increased investment in disability-inclusive education. This
is an important and vital step forward in our fight for global
recognition to do more to fund education for children with disabilities.
It coincides with a day of action to remind world leaders that there
are just 10 days left before the Global Partnership for Education
Replenishment Conference (in Dakar, Senegal), for donors, national
governments and the private sector to #ShapeTheFuture for the most
marginalised children, including children with disabilities.
systematic neglect of children with disabilities is one of the most
glaring oversights both in domestic and international education
financing. Greater investment is needed to redress the neglect of the
past and accelerate system-wide changes that embrace inclusion and the
provision of support to meet the individual needs of learners with
This call to action, now endorsed by the Global
Partnership for Education (GPE), calls on donors and governments to
significantly step up action and show their commitment to deliver on the
promise of the Sustainable Development Goals to ‘leave no-one behind’.
It also calls specifically for an increase in financial contributions to
the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to fulfil Goal 2 of the GPE
Strategic Plan 2020, of increased equity, gender equality and inclusion
for all in a full cycle of quality education, targeting the poorest and
most marginalised, including children with disabilities.
is to now increase the number of signatories to the call to action to
200 organisations by the GPE conference on 2 February. The revised
wording now allows for the private sector and governments to endorse it
which will hopefully allow us to gain more endorsements.
Together we will be able to make a difference and shine a spotlight on this important but often neglected issue!
Join our Call to Action to Invest in Disability-Inclusive Education