Australian Coalition for Education and Development


The Australian Coalition for Education and Development (ACED) was established in 2008 and brings together 15 non-government organisations in Australia working on education in global development with a particular focus on Education for All.

ACED MembersACED objectives

  • To develop a common advocacy agenda amongst members for education as a human right and as a tool for international development
  • To achieve the Sustainable Develop Goals (SDGs), especially as related to education and lifelong learning, and equity and access, and in particular SDG 4
  • To affiliate with the Global Campaign for Education (GCE).

All ACED members are committed to increasing Australian aid to education, and supporting the education of disadvantaged children and adults in Australia and the world.

ACED and participating organisations are non-government and not for profit. ACED has been an active participant in a range of consultations with both the Global Partnership for Education, the Global Campaign for Education and the International Council of Adult Education on the Sustainable Development Goals.

ACED news

The Asia Pacific Civil Society Spotlight Reports on SDG 4 prepared by ASPBAE and national education coalitions in 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region (including ACED) were launched during the side event on ‘Education to End Inequality and Promote Peace’ of the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2019, July 10 in New York.

To see the Civil Society Spotlight Report on Australia’s Approach to SDG 4 Education and lifelong learning, click here

ACED reports and submissions

ACED Spotlight Report


Chairperson: Carolyn Johnstone

MACEDember links

Australian Council for International Development

Australian Education Union

Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education

Australian Volunteers for International Development


Edmund Rice Foundation

Plan International


RMIT University

Save the Children

So They Can


WAVE- Women in Adult & Vocational Education

World Vision