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Jacobs Foundation Innovative Finance in Education Scholarship

Applications are now open for one of five Jacobs Foundation scholarships in Innovative Finance in Education.

The Jacobs Foundation has partnered with NORRAG, the Geneva Graduate Institute, and Unesco International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) to offer an Executive Education course on Innovative Financing for Education.

A Certificate of Advance Studies will be issued by the Geneva Graduate Institute, and five scholarships are available through the Jacobs Foundation. Innovative financing is gaining attention to support more and better financing in education, as highlighted at the United Nations’ Transforming Education Summit. Innovative financing aims to use creative financing structures or arrangements to facilitate the movement of funds from sources interested in giving funds for a particular purpose to domains or sectors that need funds to carry on their activities.

The course will be delivered fully online from 3 March 2023 to 30 June 2023. It aims to increase the knowledge and capacity of education and finance sector professionals working towards the realization of SDG4 and SDG17. Participants will build their understanding of the opportunities and challenges posed by innovative financing mechanisms for education, and develop skills in examining the potential benefits and challenges in designing and implementing innovative financing mechanisms within the education sector.

Apply early to be considered for a scholarship here: https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/ife