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USAID ECCN Launches Its First Field Workshop in Nigeria

Workshop participant

How does education impact conflict, and vice versa? How do we design education programs that truly are conflict-sensitive? How can we collaboratively analyze, interpret and use data and evidence in order to improve educational programming? These were some of the topics in which over 60 participants immersed themselves over three days in USAID’s Education in Conflict and Crisis Network’s (ECCN) first field workshop — in Abuja, Nigeria from September 14-16, Read more  »

Posted in Cross-Cutting and Management Activities, Professional Development

Making Meaning Together

People at a table

As we embark on developing the USAID ECCN community of practice, I keep coming back to the phrase: “making meaning together.” For me, this phrase captures the essence of a successful community of practice. It focuses on action (‘making’) and substance (‘meaning’). It underscores the inherently social nature of learning (‘together’).

Lave and Wenger, who first popularized the term ‘community of practice’, Read more  »

Posted in Community of Practice, Cross-Cutting and Management Activities