Between July 2014 and June 2016 the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, a partnership between UNICEF and the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sussex, Ulster University and in country partners, is conducting a program of research with the intention of addressing one of the UNICEF Learning for Peace Program key initiatives,
‘contributing to the generation and use of evidence and knowledge in policies and programming related to education, conflict and peacebuilding.’
The Consortium carried out research across three thematic areas:
1. The integration of education into peacebuilding processes at global and country levels.
2. The role of teachers in peacebuilding.
3. The role of formal and non-formal peacebuilding education programs focusing on youth.
In addition, throughout the research project and as a cross cutting theme in all three areas, the project aimed to understand the dynamics and impact of various forms of direct and indirect violence in relation to education systems and educational actors in situations of conflict. Each thematic focus also included a gender analysis.
The research seeks to generate evidence that can inform policy and practice aimed at the global and national peacebuilding community, and the global and national education and international development communities.
The Research team would be delighted if you could join us at a dissemination seminar in Amsterdam from Wednesday 20th April to Friday 22nd April 2016, to learn more about our research findings and engage with other key stakeholders in discussing what role education can play in peacebuilding debates in the coming years.