Join us on Thursday, June 1 from 9:00 – 10:30AM EDT for a joint webcast between ECCN and USAID DRC. The webcast will discuss ECCN’s Alternative Education in DRC Research Report and Policy Brief, and its implications for youth and non-formal education programming. Read more »
Apply by May 19
ECCN is currently seeking applications from ECCN member organizations interested in: (1) Attending a travel-expense-paid 4-day Master Training workshop in Conflict Sensitive Education in the Middle East, in late June or July 2017; (2) Offering a follow-on CSE workshop to members of their own organization, as well as external partners at their country or regional level. Read more »
How do systems of higher education rebuild in post-conflict and post-disaster settings? What is the role of higher education in peacebuilding? Can higher education be a mechanism to support conflict transformation on campus and communities? For scholars facing threats and dangers, what alternatives are available to them? At the annual Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference in March, a panel of higher education scholars and practitioners discussed these questions about the role of higher education in fragile contexts. Read more »
On April 19, 2017, ECCN, in collaboration with Mercy Corps, conducted a webcast and discussion on the role education can play in reducing violence. The presentation explored Mercy Corps’ findings from a rigorous impact evaluation of its USAID-funded Somalia program. The mixed methods evaluation tested the impact of increasing access to formal education and civic engagement opportunities on youth participation in and support for political violence.
Learn more about the impact evaluation:
- Access the full report
- Access the research brief
- Access the executive summary
Feysal Osman, Read more »
Violent conflict presents one of the greatest threats to human development. Nearly half of the more than 1.4 billion population living in fragile and conflict affected states are below the age of 20. This blog post explores recent reports that indicate that equitable and relevant education is one critical way to build young people’s capacities and strengthen social cohesion to mitigate the negative effects of violent conflict on young women and men’s lives. Read more »
Bush and Saltarelli (2000) told us that there are two faces of education in ethnic conflict – education grievances and structural features that can act as drivers of conflict, and education policies that can build connectors and promote peace. Many countries face new and divisive tensions as economic and other forces impact unevenly on different ethnic, linguistic, religious and other groups, leading to instability and sometimes armed conflict.
The Sustainable Development Goals Targets 4.1 and 4.7 ask educators to see that all children complete primary and secondary school, Read more »