PM Roble to travel to London to attend Global Education Summit
Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble is expected to travel to London to participate in Global Education Summit.
According to sources, PM Roble will have engagements with United Kingdom officials during his visit in London.
The Summit aims at rallying the world to raise $5 billion to educate children across the developing world over the next five years.
“Now with the impact of the Covid-19 and its knock effect on learning, we are at a critical junction. Previous progress sadly is at risk of being undone, and we know that girls have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic,” said UK Minister for the Middle East and North Africa James Cleverly.
It is estimated that a whopping $210 billion is required to tackle the shortfall in global education which has forced many young people, particularly women, into unemployment and cycles of poverty in the Middle East and Africa.
“We need to see other donor countries dig deep, in fact, dig deeper than ever before,” said the minister, who added that other governments, as well as international bodies, philanthropic institutions and private companies, should “play their part”.
The outbreak of the civil war had a devastating effect on education services in Somalia and destroyed many schools.