The Education Can’t Wait programme is jointly implemented by UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, UNRWA and Save the Children. The programme was created in response to the chronic state of crisis and protracted conflict in Palestine, and aims to strengthen the resilience and development of the affected children, families and communities in Gaza, East Jerusalem, Hebron and Area C. The programme seeks to achieve the following results: improved access and continuity of inclusive, equitable education and learning opportunities for girls and boys, improved relevance and quality of education in a protective and safe learning environment, and strengthened capacity of the education system to respond to emergency needs and deliver a coordinated response in crises as part of the overall education system.
This multiyear resilience programme (MYRP) seeks to bridge the gap between the short-term education-oriented humanitarian interventions and the broader long-term education priorities of the Ministry of Education (MoE). The ECW investments fill this demonstrated gap by ensuring access to inclusive quality education in a safe learning environment for the most vulnerable children in the West Bank and Gaza.
The MYRP builds on existing national plans and strategies, complements current interventions and resource streams, and focuses on filling this identified gap through the provision of evidence-based and innovative interventions to support the learning needs of this target population.
UNESCO’s main interventions aim to provide training for teachers on inclusive education, provide support for teachers teaching in the four determination schools in hospitals, in addition to providing training on DRR safety equipment in the targeted schools.