Welcome to the Global Partnership for Education International/Northern Civil Society Organizations Constituency (CSO1) website, a communication platform for CSO1 members.
If you are a CSO1 member, please click "Sign In" at the right to access information about members, the events calendar, and the document library.
If you are not a CSO1 member and are interested in joining, see below or click the "Join Group" button at the right.
What is the Global Partnership for Education?
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the world’s only multilateral partnership exclusively devoted to improving the provision of quality basic education. GPE brings together governments, multilateral agencies, international organizations, foundations, the private sector, and civil society to mobilize technical and financial resources towards the areas in the greatest need. For more about GPE, visit here.
What is International/Northern CSO Constituency?
GPE is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five constituency categories: Developing Country Partners, Donor Partners, Multilateral Agencies, Private Sector and Foundations, and Civil Society Organizations. There are three constituencies within the Civil Society Organizations grouping: International/Northern Civil Society (CSO1), Developing Country Civil Society (CSO2), and the Teaching Profession (CSO3). For more about GPE's Board structure, visit here.
CSO1 consists of civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, coalitions, educational institutions, academics, and individual experts or advocates who are working on global education and are based in the global North. CSO1 is represented on the Board by:
Tony Baker, RESULTS Educational Fund (Board Member)
Kira Boe, Oxfam (Alternate Board Member)
How to Join CSO1
The CSO1 constituency is always interested in greater inclusion and more effective representation of a diversity of voices. If you are an education-focused organization, coalition, or advocate based in the global North and are interested in joining CSO1, please review the membership guidelines below for more information and details on how to join: