BEC signs on to InterAction letter to the State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee members

Dear Members of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee:

As members and partners of InterAction, an alliance of over 180 nongovernmental organizations working around the world, we write to thank you for your efforts to support programs that serve the world’s poor and vulnerable through Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriation bills. As you prepare your final FY18 appropriations package, we urge to you adopt the highest possible funding levels for bilateral and multilateral poverty-fighting and lifesaving programs...

BEC at Global Leadership Forum 2017: Promoting Gender Equality in Education

November 15, 2017 (Charlottesville, VA)- The Global Leadership Forum (GLF): Promoting Gender Equality in Education convened rising leaders from more than 20 countries, who are working to ensure that women and girls have equal access to education. BEC's Bethany Johnson attended the forum as a facilitator. Participants shared their perspective on the value of U.S. support for international basic education programs in the developing world and strategies to increase impact for girls, specifically. 

Celebration of International Education Progress and Passage of the READ Act

Celebration of International Education Progress and Passage of the READ Act

On Wednesday, November 1st, at 5:30pm, over 150 representatives from NGO’s, USAID, Congress, and the Administration gathered to celebrate passage of the bipartisan Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act (HR 601).

The “READ Act” builds upon current U.S. efforts to ensure equal access to quality education for children, globally. The legislation works toward reaching the 264 million children and youth around the world who are still not in school, improves the quality of education for those already enrolled, and builds sustainability and country independence.

WDR18: Conversation with the Implementers hosted by BEC

WDR18: Conversation with the Implementers hosted by BEC

On Tuesday, October 24th, 40 representatives from NGOs, USAID, and the World Bank met to celebrate and discuss the World Bank’s World Development Report 2018 (WDR18): LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise. The WDR is the World Bank’s flagship report, which is prepared annually on a specific topic of global importance. For the first time in almost 40 years of the WDR series, the focus is on education.

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at the WFP USA's McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony

"...people have asked me if I've been surprised by -- having taken the helm at USAID. Maybe not surprised, but I've seen some things that I didn't quite expect or perhaps didn't appreciate. And the biggest one is the sheer scope of the humanitarian need. My background is in development. I started off as a teacher in Kenya 30-plus years ago.