Promoting Nonviolence in Yemeni Schools
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May 25, 2016
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Cross-posted on behalf of the Search for Common Ground Yemen team, from the Search for Common Ground Blog Yemen is currently in the midst of one of the most underreported conflicts on Earth. The media are not covering it, but bombs and battles are devastating the country, claiming the lives of thousands and displacing many more. […]

Social and Emotional Learning in Education for Peacebuilding?
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During DME for Peace’s latest Thursday Talk, Rebecca Herrington presented the newly released guide on “Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming”. After her presentation on the guide’s content and uses she mentioned the educational process called social and emotional learning, or ESL, and its untapped potential in education for […]

Blog: ICTJ and UNICEF’s Research Reveals Essential Links Between Education and Transitional Justice
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November 17, 2015
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Originally posted on the International Center for Transitional Justice blog.  In countries emerging from conflict or dictatorship, the risk of recurrence of violence is real. The way in which societies learn about and remember the past – how and why mass atrocity occurred – can enlarge or reduce this risk. Because of this cyclical dynamic […]

Interview with Carina Omoeva: Does education inequality lead to violent conflict?
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Does education inequality lead to violent conflict? This is one of the big questions that Unicef’s Learning for Peace research and programming have sought to answer. Tomorrow Unicef and FHI360 are hosting a panel on the topic; we were able to chat with one of tomorrow’s panelist’s Carina Omoeva, PhD, Director, Education Policy and Data […]

Club Messengers for Peace
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The decade long civil war in Côte d’Ivoire and the aggravated political crisis brought on by the 2010 Presidential Elections left deep divisions within the West African nation. These deep divisions led many youth to join rebel or militia movements in order to secure their livelihoods  and escape negative socioeconomic circumstances. Many of these movements were influenced […]

New proposed indicators to monitor the post-2015 education framework
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This post was originally published on May 13th, 2015 by Albert Motivans, Head of Education Statistics, UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Manos Antoninis, Senior Policy Analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFAGMR) on the EFAGMR: World Education Blog.  The post-2015 sustainable development agenda, including the education goal, has received praise for its ambitious and universal […]

Education for Safety, Resilience and Social Cohesion Resource Library
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Education for Safety, Resilience and Social Cohesion is a collaborative programme between the Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) Programme and UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and International Bureau of Education (IBE). The programme aims to strengthen education systems such that they can better withstand and prevent shocks from disasters, insecurity or conflicts. […]

Reflecting on Conflict Sensitivity
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April 13, 2015
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Reflecting on Conflict Sensitivity: an introduction to the International Network for Education in Emergencies’ (INEE) Reflection Tool for Designing and Implementing Conflict Sensitive Education Programmes in Conflict-Affected and Fragile Contexts.  Education and conflict have a complex, deeply connected relationship. Conflict can disrupt educational systems, as has been the case in many contexts[1], and education itself can be […]

(RE-)Assessing Resilience: Back to Design
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March 24, 2015
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This week, Education for Peacebuilding M&E would like to introduce one of the resources available to the community; Assessing Resilience: Why Quantification Misses the Point by Simon Levine of the Overseas Development Institute. Resilience in Education for Peacebuilding may be defined as “the ability of children, communities and systems to anticipate, prevent, withstand, adapt to […]

Equity is a key theme during education conference in Washington: Reporting from the largest education research conference
March 23, 2015
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Disproportionate access to goods, funds, training, or attention can play a large part in driving conflict, which is why equity is so important to conflict-sensitive education, and by extension, to sustainable peace. This year’s annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) put a heavy emphasis on this theme and uncovered both surprising […]