Funders should be part of the solution

18 Oct 2019

... and not of the problem! Last September 26, during U.N. General Assembly week, we joined the conversation hosted by our partner Luminos Fund on the global learning crisis and the role philanthropy could play.

In the last fifteen years, enormous progress has been made in global education, such as a 40% decrease in the number of children out of school, and the emergence of near parity in girls’ and boys’ education in the primary phase. However, much work remains.

Globally, 260 million children still fail to learn the basics. What is the role philanthropy plays in tackling this global learning crisis?

On September 26, during U.N. General Assembly week, we joined the conversation hosted by Luminos Fund on “Dynamic Philanthropy: A Remedy for the Global Learning Crisis”. Other speakers included Phyllis Kurlander Costanza, Head, UBS Philanthropy and CEO, UBS Optimus Foundation; His Excellency Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares; and Alan McCormick, Managing Director, Legatum Group. Caitlin Baron, CEO of the Luminos Fund, moderated.

In education like in other areas, we believe that funders should be part of the solution instead of being part of the problem, and fund what works, is cost-effective and replicable.

Find out more on the speakers interventions here.