Global Action Week for Education in Bamenda, 27 April 2018 “Together for SDG 4”

Global Action Week for Education is one of the major focal points for the education movement. Created and led by the Global Campaign for Education, it provides everyone campaigning for the right to education with an opportunity to make targeted efforts to achieve sustainable change.Accountability for SDG4 through Citizen participation

The Global Action Week for Education( GAWE) takes place between the 22nd and 28th of April yearly. The theme of the GAWE 2018, is entitled “Accountability for SDG4 through Citizen Participation” which  focus on holding governments and the international community accountable for the implementation of SDG4 agenda.

Mother of Hope Cameroon(MOHCAM) is honoured to have been represented by the Executive Director Adah Mbah Muyang, in the workshop organized by the Cameroon Teacher Trade Union(CATTU) for the commemoration for the GAWE. This intensive and brainstorming training session took place at the Regional Delegation for Secondary Education for the North West Region, Bamenda on the 27th of April 2018.

The annual and Global Action for Education started since 1999,led by the Global campaign for education with support from UNESCO aimed at raising awareness on the importance of education with respect to the global educational goal by 2030.

CATTU in partnership with the Cameroon Education For All Network (CEFAN), and as  focal point for the North West Region,together with other actors (CBOs,Council,Media etc) in education, promoted the 2018 Global Action Week for Education by organizing this capacity building workshop.

CEFAN is planning a long advocacy campaign aimed at government, parliament and local elected representatives to put pressure on the government to deliver its promise made at the Dakar Financing conference to increase the education budget to be 17.9% of public spending by 2020.

“Citizen and civil society participation must be institutionalized in any decision-making process which impacts on their lives”.

Education underpins many of the SDGs, and it is fundamental to the realization of other rights. Governments must deliver on this goal, and citizens must play their part in holding them to account for financing education.

This year, the Global Campaign for Education is calling on governments to:

  • Develop credible roadmaps for implementation of the SDG4 agenda, with clear mechanisms for transparency, allowing for active meaningful participation of civil society;
  • Halt the decriminalization and shrinking of civil society spaces, both nationally and internationally;
  • Strengthen public systems and state capacities to ensure that education is free, quality, and equitable and reject turning towards low fee/”affordable” private schooling as an answer to the education crisis.

“Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”.  Benjamin Franklin

All actions in education must be implemented effectively, ensuring that all children and adults around the world receive quality education.In solidarity for a stronger union for education, CATTU and her collaborating partners carved out strategies in enhancing inclusive Education for All by 2030. “Leaving no one behind”