A Plea for Education in Emergencies Financing, CEO Dubai Cares

The Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan estimated to house 83,000 refugees. Photo courtesy of UNHCR/J. Kohler.

After attending the Oslo Summit on Education for Development in July, Dubai Cares CEO Tariq Al Gurg has put forth a vision for financing education in emergencies based on the premise of long-term engagement. In a recent op-ed published in The Huffington Post, Al Gurg underscores Dubai Cares’ commitment to education which is only deepened by the prolonged conflict in Syria taking place in the gulf region where the philanthropic organization is based.   The Global Business Coalition for Education has been engaged in working with international partners on developing a new humanitarian fund for education in emergencies, a new mechanism supported by Dubai Cares and other international donors and agencies.

To read Al Gurg’s call for action, click here.