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20 June Geneva – “Financing Education Systems Change to Reach Every Child” with Dr. Karen Mundy, Chief Technical Officer, Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

Tuesday 20th June 2017

12h30-14h00, Room S4

Maison de la Paix, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Karen Mundy, Chief Technical Officer, will be presenting on the Global Partnership for Education and its role in realizing the Sustainable Development Goal for education. In the midst of its third replenishment campaign, which aims to bring GPE’s financing up to $2 billion annually by 2020, Karen Mundy will discuss what the partnership hopes to achieve over the next three years. Building on results in 37 key indicators spanning areas such as performance on equitable learning, improving education data, and making country dialogue more inclusive, the GPE is poised to tackle some of the most trenchant challenges in education. Karen will share what makes GPE’s model unique, why changing systems is the only way to ensure that all children are learning, and how far GPE needs to go to deliver on its strategic vision for low and lower middle income countries.

Karen Mundy is the Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education, where she directs the Strategy, Policy and Performance team. Dr. Mundy is a globally recognized leader and specialist in education. She has supported more than a dozen international development organizations to develop and evaluate their education programs. She came to GPE in 2014 from the University of Toronto where she was Professor and Associate Dean of Research, International and Innovation. Karen has published 5 books and more than 50 articles on educational reform in Sub-Saharan Africa and the role of international organizations in achieving education for all. Karen began her career as a teacher in rural Zimbabwe. As Chief Technical Officer in the GPE Secretariat, Dr. Mundy played an instrumental role in the development of GPE’s 2016-2020 strategy and addressing current major challenges in education such as expanding access and equity to education, learning outcomes and evidence-based decision-making.

The talk will be introduced by NORRAG’s Director, Professor Gita Steiner-Khamsi.

A light lunch will be provided.


Kindly RSVP by 15th June 2017 to

For more information on how to get to the Graduate Institute, please click here.


This event is hosted by NORRAG, with the support of the Education Network of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).




Photo Credit: GPE/Livia Barton – (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)








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