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28 March 2022 - News

Multi-Year Resilience Program Implementation Phase Launch Event in Baghdad.

Iraq Ministry of Education Hosts the Education Cannot Wait Multi-Year Resilience Program Implementation Phase Launch Event in Baghdad. 

Save the Children International jointly organized the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Multi-Year Resilience Program (MYRP) Iraq implementation’s phase launch event with the federal Iraq Ministry of Education on the 27th of March 2022 in the capital Baghdad.


Iraq Ministry of Education (MoE) with Save the Children International (SCI) have hosted the ministry’s leadership and its office's representations in Ninewa, Anbar, Salah Al-Din, Kirkuk, and Diyala; UN agencies including UNICEF, UNHCR, and UNESCO. Also other donors and the MYRP thirteen national and international non-profits implementing partners at the ministry’s building in Baghdad to inaugurate the education programme implementation kick-off. The event included key speeches from, H.E. Mr. Ali Hamid Dulaimi, Minister of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Ishtiaq Mannan SCI Country Director, and a final speech by two Iraqi children from Salah Al-din governorate. Mrs. Gentjana Gjergji MYRP Director, also presented key program information. During the event, representatives of the 13 implementing NGOs presented the programme plans for the years 2022-2024.


The donor of MYRP, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. ECW supports quality education outcomes for refugees, internally displaced, and other crisis-affected girls and boys, to ensure no one is left behind. In Iraq, MYRP aims to support schools and learning centers delivering formal and non-formal education. The programme will rehabilitate/rebuild schools, promote access to continuous, inclusive and gender-responsive education services in crisis-affected communities, restore a sense of safety, protection, and social and emotional well-being, train and recruit qualified teachers, strengthen the capacity of both community-based and institutional school governance systems, and make sure schools, the government and other local partners have the resources they need to scale-up the impacts of the project and reach the targets outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals for universal, inclusive and equitable education.