The Education for Peacebuilding M&E Community on DME for Peace was pleased to host a discussion on, Measuring Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy, Strategic Level Results and Beyond on Tuesday October 27, 2015.
With support from UNICEF Learning for Peace Program, The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is conducting a series of knowledge, attitude, and perception (KAP) surveys to measure the relationship between education and peacebuilding measures, including social cohesion and resilience, in 5 selected countries Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, State of Palestine, and Uganda.
Each study was designed to provide UNICEF country offices and respective government and implementing partners with relevant data to inform education for peacebuilding programming and monitor results of ongoing interventions. Together, these studies strengthen existing efforts to measure dimensions central to education for peacebuilding, including social cohesion and resilience.
Patrick Vinck, Ph.D., director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Peace and Human Rights Data Program led a discussion on the methodological approaches HHI developed for this collaborative research initiative, as well as some of the challenges with implementation across different contexts and stakeholders.
About the Speaker
Patrick Vinck, Ph.D., is the director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Peace and Human Rights Data Program. He is assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and holds faculty appointments at the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Currently, Patrick directs several research projects to assess progress toward peace, resilience and social cohesion in countries affected by mass violence. His research, available at www.peacebuildingdata.org, examines the effects of exposure to violence, long term solutions to displacement, and the role of institutions such as education and transitional justice in peacebuilding. He has written about the consequences of war and the role of justice, governance and transitional mechanism to achieve peace. He is also the co-founder of KoBoToolbox (www.kobotoolbox.org) a leading tool developed to enhance the collection, aggregation and visualization of crisis data. He co-founded of the Data Pop Alliance, a partnership between HHI, MIT and ODI to advance the responsible use of Big Data for social good. Patrick serves as a regular consultant and advisor on peacebuilding and vulnerability analysis to the United Nations World Food Program, World Bank, and Peacebuilding Fund.
Recording and Powerpoint
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