Posts by: Chris Breen

Survey of Youth Reveals Opportunities and Barriers to Employment and Skills
28 May 2019

Survey of Youth Reveals Opportunities and Barriers to Employment and Skills

Prior to releasing its seminal report, Preparing tomorrow’s workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution; For business: a framework for action, th...

World Tech Named As Winner of Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 4
22 May 2019

World Tech Named As Winner of Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 4

Just today, World Tech Makers - a Colombia-based start up that focuses on skills’ training - was announced the winner of the Lead2030 Challenge for ...

The EU Honors Commitment to Spend 10% of Budget on Education in Emergencies
20 May 2019

The EU Honors Commitment to Spend 10% of Budget on Education in Emergencies

In a major development for children caught in crisis, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, anno...

From Billions to Trillions: Investing in the Next Generation
15 Apr 2019

From Billions to Trillions: Investing in the Next Generation

Executive Director Justin van Fleet discussing the need for greater funding for SDG 4. Photo credit: Leigh Vogel/Global Business Coalition for Educati...

Business community steps up to end the global education crisis
12 Apr 2019

Business community steps up to end the global education crisis

The business community put forward big proposals at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank, in a bid to generate billions of dollars in new res...

REACT In Action: HP and Education Cannot Wait Pilot EdTech Program for Refugee Children in Uganda
28 Mar 2019

REACT In Action: HP and Education Cannot Wait Pilot EdTech Program for Refugee Children in Uganda

Photo © Education Cannot Wait In support of the Ugandan government’s efforts to provide refugee children with a quality education, the Global Busin...

REACT Webinar Highlights Potential of Business to Support Education in Emergencies
21 Mar 2019

REACT Webinar Highlights Potential of Business to Support Education in Emergencies

Yesterday morning, the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education) and the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) co-hos...

“Education is a Right, Not a Privilege” for Millions of Girls and Women
14 Mar 2019

“Education is a Right, Not a Privilege” for Millions of Girls and Women

Last week, the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education’s) Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Jamira Burley, co-hosted Theirworld’...

Multi-million dollar Dutch Postcode Lottery Award to Theirworld opens opportunity to leverage business sector support for emergencies
05 Mar 2019

Multi-million dollar Dutch Postcode Lottery Award to Theirworld opens opportunity to leverage business sector support for emergencies

Last evening, the global charity Theirworld received two awards from the Dutch Postcode Lottery totaling €4.5 million, including a special award of ...

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4 Things to Know About the IKEA Foundation Refugee Impact Bond
25 Feb 2019

4 Things to Know About the IKEA Foundation Refugee Impact Bond

During this year’s World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland, the IKEA Foundation backed the development of an impact bond that would supp...