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Haiti - Education: Support fund of $7M from the GPE
04/07/2020 10:50:53

Haiti - Education: Support fund of $7M from the GPE
Alice P. Albright, Director General of the secretariat of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) announced in an official correspondence addressed to Ministers Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet (Education) and Michel Patrick Boivert (Economy) the approval of a GPE $7 million support fund for accelerated funding for the fight against Covid-19 in Haiti.

Ms. Albright praised the leadership and commitment of the Government of Haiti in the preparation of a national plan to respond to the health crisis and said she looks forward to working with the officials of these two ministries in order to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the education of children in Haiti.

Recall that the basic document for this request was prepared by the Covid-19 Working Group set up by Minister Cadet to develop the Response Plan and the proposal request to the GPE. The Group was also to follow up with the partner agent (UNICEF) on this issue. The National Office for Partnership in Education (ONAPE) also played a key role as an interface as a public institution responsible for monitoring partnership files between the Ministry and national and international actors and partners.

Among the 6 main areas of intervention appearing in this request and the Response Plan, let us note awareness and communication around the Covid-19, support for educational agents, in particular teachers and parents, the pursuit of learning and relaunching school activities.

The funding start date is June 30, 2020 and the closing date is November 30, 2021.

Note that the Minisry's request initially related to an amount of $10 million, but the requests for financing from developing countries to the GPE exceeded the amounts available. The GPE had to make choices and modify the amounts in order to provide support to many more countries.

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