Accenture and USAID meet in Mumbai
About the event
6 Mar 2013
On 5th March the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Ed) co-hosted a meeting with USAID and member company, Accenture, in Mumbai, India to discuss the launch of USAID’s READ Alliance (Read, E
This meeting follows the successful launch of the GBC-Ed India Working Group . The group is comprised of Founding Members Accenture, Intel, Leno
In India, at least 2.3 million children are not in primary education and many millions more need urgent and dramatic improvement in their learning. Almost half of the children who do attend school are illiterate. Increasing the quality of education goes hand-in-hand with increasing access and equity improvement. The situation demands the resources and expertise that the private sector – partnering with civil society and the public sector – can bring. In acting as a strong voice for the business community for global education, GBC-Ed hopes to build new alliances and effective strategic partnerships.