Conflict Analysis Summary – Sierra Leone
September 30, 2016
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This report summarizes findings from a situation analysis undertaken as part of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) programme, funded by the Government of the Netherlands. The purpose of the research was to examine the role of education in consolidating peace in Sierra Leone and provide a robust, comprehensive and systematic situation analysis as […]

The Transformative Potential of Positive Gender Socialization in Education for Peacebuilding: Pilot Programme and Impact Evaluation in Karamoja, Uganda
September 30, 2016
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The Gender Socialization in Schools programme pilot in Karamoja, Uganda, has demonstrated the value of a gender-transformative approach to addressing prevailing gender norms that have contributed to conflict – and which have the potential to be harnessed for peace – in the Karamoja region. The pilot programme’s accompanying impact evaluation shows that such a training […]

Evaluation of the Transformative Potential of Positive Gender Socialization in Education for Peacebuilding

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) commissioned American Institutes for Research (AIR) to conduct an evaluation of the Karamoja, Uganda, pilot of the programme Gender Socialization in Schools: Enhancing the transformative power of education for peacebuilding. Supported by UNICEF and the Ugandan Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports (MoESTS), the programme aimed to trial […]

Conflict Analysis Summary – CDI
September 30, 2016
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This report summarizes findings from an analysis undertaken as part of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA) funded by the Government of the Netherlands. The purpose of the analysis was to explore the underlying causes of the Ivorian crisis, to investigate the effect of the multiple crises on the country’s educational system, and […]

Child-Friendly Schooling for Peacebuilding

This study critically examines child-friendly school theory and practice from a peacebuilding perspective. It begins by exploring the child rights substructure of child-friendly education before going on to examine the key principles and primary features of the child-friendly school – childcentredness, inclusiveness, democratic participation and protection – and what they mean in terms of child-friendly […]

Webcast: Is there a link between conflict and education inequality? New evidence from quasi-experimental research
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August 19, 2016
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This USAID ECCN sponsored webcast will introduce the findings of a recent research project by FHI 360, based on decades of education and conflict data. In addition to presenting the findings, the webinar will particularly focus on the data and research methods used for the study, and facilitate a discussion on its implications for further […]

Learning From the Young People Leading Education Initiatives in Conflict & Crisis Situations
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May 31, 2016
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Join the Washington Network on Children in Armed Conflict (WNCAC) on June 16th at 9:00am EST as we hear from the young people leading education initiatives to build peace and resilience within their communities in Nigeria, India, Colombia, Morocco and Syria. An interactive discussion will follow the presentation. In conflict, the world typically looks at […]

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. […]

75m children in desperate need of education support
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From BBC News: Some 75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in desperate need of educational support, according to a new report by Unicef. One in four children aged 3-18 – 462 million – live in countries affected by humanitarian crises, the report says. In Syria, five years of civil war have […]

Curriculum, Life Skills and Peacebuilding Education – Promoting Equity and Peacebuilding in South Sudan: Results & Lessons Learned
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The challenges facing South Sudan have become acute since the outbreak of civil war in mid-December 2013, which has compounded existing patterns of pressures for violence in the country. The study will look at the challenges to peacebuilding through education, and how in this context resilient communities can be forged through PBEA pilot interventions. When […]