Last night, the APPG for Global Education celebrated International Day for Education by hosting an event in parliament titled: Heralding the Decade of Leaving No Girl Behind. 

After opening remarks from the APPG’s prospective Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP, we heard from Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). She spoke on the importance of global education financing, climate change and education, education’s role in achieving the SDGs, and the impact of GPE’s work in its partner countries.

Following this, Minister of State for International Development and Africa, Andrew Stephenson MP, spoke on DfID’s girls’ education policy and strategy.

Moderator Pauline Rose (University of Cambridge) then opened the panel to the audience of academic experts and civil society representatives for a Q and A which produced some fascinating discussion on the challenges and future of girls’ education.

Many thanks to GPE, Cambridge University REAL Centre and the Impact Initiative for their help in coordinating the event.