Webinar Date: Tuesday, November 20th. Click here to view the recording.
Webinar Description: The role of education in countering violent extremism (CVE) has gained increasing attention among policymakers and development practitioners in recent years. This reflects a broader shift among international development agencies to explore the role they might play in strengthening security and preventing terrorism. However, attempts to establish a clear body of evidence and practice around education within CVE programs (Ed-CVE) are largely absent, or in their early stages. USAID Senior Advisor, Nina Weisenhorn discussed the two-way interaction between education and VE. She also shared how education relates to various drivers of VE and explore the potential for conflict sensitive education to prevent and mitigate the impact of VE on children and youth as part of an integrated approach to CVE.
Speaker Biography: Nina Weisenhorn is an international education specialist with more than ten years of experience implementing education programs in conflict-affected and early recovery contexts. She is currently the Senior Advisor for Education in Crisis & Conflict in USAID’s Office of Education. Previously Nina worked for the International Rescue Committee in various capacities, including Emergency Response Team Senior Education Coordinator, Education Technical Advisor and Education Coordinator. From 2009 to 2014, she led the expansion and technical advancement of IRC’s education programs in DR Congo through their design, implementation and evaluation. Nina received her Masters of Arts in International Educational Development from Teachers College – Columbia University.