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Development cooperation, 11/28/2016

No Lost Generation - support to education in Jordan and Syria through UNICEF

Description

Finland has financed the No Lost Generation (NLG) initiative through UNICEF in Lebanon (5 MEUR, 2014) and Turkey (2,5 MEUR, 2015). In 2016 an additional contribution of 5 MEUR will be channeled evenly for UNICEF's work in Jordan and Syria. The NLG initiative aims at mobilizing financing and influencing the policies to help facilitate the Syrian and host-community children to get back to school, improve the child protection and improve the conditions for the youth and adolescents. The expected results of this project are: 1) 8,000 girls and boys currently out of any form of education and/or exposed to high risks of child labour exploitation and early marriage are provided with access to learning support, psychosocial support and life skills training; and 2) Improved access to life skills, vocational training and quality teaching-learning environment for 62,000 children and adolescents (32,000 conflict-affected children in 40 schools across Syria, including 5,000 children at risk of dropping out of school through cross-border, and 30,000 adolescents). The UN has since 2015 responded to the Syrian conflict by plans combining the humanitarian aid and resilience building efforts. The Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017 amounts to 3,2 billion USD and the Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) totaling 4,6 billion. Combined this amounts to 7,8 billion USD. The Finnish-funded project is part of UNICEF's work within these plans in Syria and Jordan. No Lost Generation has succeeded in mobilizing significant resources to traditionally underfunded education sector. In mid-October UNICEF had already reached 85 % funding level in education. The needs, however, remain enormous. The Finnish contribution is for years 2017-2018.

Funding decision 11/28/2016

5 000 000 €

Target region

Middle East

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

Participatory development/Good governance
Gender equality

Field of activity

Primary education 40%
Basic life skills for youth and adults 30%
Education facilities and training 30%

Type of aid

Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)

Special target group

girls
children
youth
people with disability

Funding channel

YK:n lastenrahasto

Program based

Contact

ali-10

Code for the object of funding

85301037

ID

UHA2016-005698

Created date

11/4/2016

Modified

6/1/2017

Case state

Agreements
Agreement
Contract drafting

Case status

Pending

This document

Updated 6/2/2017

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