Education Cannot Wait - ECW
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the first and only global multilateral fund dedicated to education in emergencies and protracted crises. It was launched during the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 by international humanitarian and development aid actors, along with public and private donors, to address the urgent education needs of 75 million children and youth in crisis settings. ECW is an independent global fund, with its own governance structure and secretariat. However, for purposes of administrative and financial management, ECW is hosted by UNICEF. Under these arrangements, the hosting organisation acts as the fund custodian on behalf of ECW. Its day-to-day activities are carried out by a Secretariat under the direction of the ECW Director.