The year 2015 has already passed. MDGs which led the international development cooperation project as a common goal of the countries around the world is ended. For fifteen years from now, the new development paradigm SDGs that will need to achieve by international community is adopted for the sustainable development. Global communication is taking place at the levels of agencies and individuals, on whether current resources are sufficient for the achievement of the new development goals and the purposes of international development cooperation, the level of effectiveness of such
current projects, and how to foster better cooperation to improve enforcement systems.
EWB celebrates the 9th anniversary since our establishment in 2007. During this time, EWB has followed its path in the field of education and development cooperation for the goals of reducing poverty through education. The GAPA Project in Burkina Faso, which started as a short-term support project, is in the process of transition to a model which is possible to operate by ours own efforts and it has become increasingly solid through establishing collaboration mechanisms with a variety of domestic and foreign agencies such as Gwangmyeong city. Additionally, EWB has enjoyed significant achievements in the areas of UNDP Peer Review projects in 3 African countries, the education project in Senegal and in Ethiopia. It has done so by focusing on development consulting as an organization of educators. EWB has also extended its achievements to various other areas such as involvement in teacher training programs and EWB Youth Educator Camp.
Finally, in this annual report, I would like to express my deep gratitude to all the workers of our office for this projects and research activities which we have conducted, as well as to the donors who make all this work possible. I am very proud of our educators who play such an important role in reducing the world’s poverty through education, based on EWB’s efforts and constant support.
Chairman & Chief Field-working Officer, Ki-Seok KIM