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Simon Sommer: Governments and Foundations must work together to move the needle towards SDG4

The key to achieving SDG4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all- is fostering a culture of listening. Writing for UNESCO’s SDG4 Knowledge Hub, Simon Sommer, the Co-CEO of the Jacobs Foundation, called on governments an…

What We Learn: latest edition

The latest edition of our What We Learn newsletter for 2024 is now available! We look back over the first few months of this year at some of our highlights, including the launch of our new Colombian initiative: Colombia Evidencia Potencial en Educ…

Convening researchers and practitioners to ignite collaboration

Gaining insights into the impact of our work Although Colombia is a middle-income country with a strong education ecosystem, there are large learning gaps in foundational skills and socioemotional learning, which were exacerbated by the COVID-19 p…

Announcing our new Colombian initiative: Colombia Evidencia Potencial en Educación

During a celebratory event attended by high-level politicians from all over Colombia, Colombia Evidencia Potencial en Educación – CEPE – was officially launched. Our Learning Societies portfolio aims to work at both the national and regional level…

Implementing a scientific approach is essential to enhance education: New African Magazine

How do we ensure we tackle learning poverty?  Our Learning Societies portfolio co-lead Ross Hall, alongside Kwame Akyeampong, Professor of International Education and Development at the Open University and Co-chair of the Global Education Evidence…

The Jacobs Foundation mourns the passing of Heinrich Ursprung

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Heinrich Ursprung, who passed away on 17 February 2024 (aged 91). Heinrich was a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 1995-2003. As former President of ETH Zurich, President of the Swiss …
Podcasts

Our new podcast series: Evidence in Practice

In our special two-part podcast series ‘Evidence in Practice,’ you can hear from some of our previous Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize nominees and winners with the co-leads of our Learning Societies Portfolio, Gelgia Fetz Fernandes…

Learning for lasting peace: International Day of Education 2024

“A transformed and well-resourced education system can be an effective long-term preventative tool that protects, builds and sustains peace before, during and after conflict.” UNESCO This year’s International Day of Education is focused on “learni…

Looking ahead to a bright 2024: special newsletter edition

As we begin 2024, we look back at some of our key highlights from 2023 and look ahead to some upcoming events in our special edition newsletter; from our collaboration with On Think Tanks when we produced the EdLabs review to our latest podcast se…