Member’s briefing call: DFID girls’ education challenge, 9th August

Our members participated in a briefing with officials from Department for International Development’s Girls’ Education Challenge. This programme, and in particular the Strategic Partnerships window within it, is focused on supporting better ways to provide education opportunities to marginalised girls in the poorest countries in Africa and Asia.
Companies are encouraged to propose specific projects around this theme which can then be matched in funding by DFID, to a maximum of £15m. Several of our member companies are now engaging in further discussions on the programme with the Global Business Coalition for Education’s facilitation.