I hope you are well and enjoying better weather than we are here in London!
We have been busy these past few months, most notably establishing our new affiliate membership and onboarding ten intermediary organisation members as well as hosting our fourth GSF Annual Meeting in Nairobi.
I'm excited to share stories of our services and our members below, do read on to find out more!
We hosted our fourth Annual Meeting from 15-17 May in Nairobi, Kenya – for the first time in a country where GSF has members – convening a group of 100 exceptional delegates from 46 countries across the globe. Read the full report. Since January, we have also launched five Joint Working Groups that enabled small groups of members to share resources and ideas and collaboratively solve shared challenges around a focused topic such as fundraising or Child Protection.
We launched our GSF-Teach for All Fellowship, placing four TFAll alumni Fellows in GSF member organisations. There is a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise within our membership and GSF strives to find ways to share that widely: Our member PEAS led a webinar on delivering equity and quality and we hosted two online panel conversations on Child Protection. At the Annual Meeting, several sessions highlighted member and expert knowledge including Ameen Haque's Storytelling session and five GSF members sharing School Leadership innovations.
We actively pursued opportunities to promote the great work of our members. We engaged in two consultations: writing a response to the Abidjan Principles and inputting into USAID and UNICEF's education strategy. Our Director Aashti Zaidi Hai facilitated a conversation on the role of the non-state sector in contributing to global education goals at CIES in San Francisco. It was great to welcome many key influencers at our Annual Meeting as well.
Data and evidence was front and center during two sessions in Nairobi. Ben Piper from RTI international led a lunch and learn session on findings from his recent multi-country research on teacher professional development and IDinsight led a session on maximizing social impact with evidence. Watch the live stream of Ben's session here.
We are all working towards the same vision of a world where all children have access to quality education and have expertise and ideas to learn from and share with each other. Please reach out to collaborate with us or connect with our members on anything we have mentioned above.
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