The Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Conference 2017 in Atlanta, GA (March 6-9) featured many key sessions around issues related to education in crisis and conflict (EiCC). As graduate students in the field of EiCC attending our first CIES conference, we identified three key takeaways from various sessions, including conflict-related information and communications technologies (ICTs), quality data collection and management, and the utility of the “Communicating, Learning and Adapting” (CLA) framework. Read more »
Five young activists from Nigeria, India, Colombia, Morocco and Syria are leading education initiatives that exemplify what the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 has called for in regards to youth involvement in peace and security building within communities. Challenging the perception that youth are either victims or perpetrators of violence, these five young leaders are heroes and models for how young people in conflict areas around the world are partners for peace and development. Enjoy the synopsis of a rich discussion that illustrates how these five activists are building peace and resilience within their communities through a variety of education initiatives. Read more »
USAID ECCN member Giulia McPherson with Jesuit Refugee Service recently returned from the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and volunteered to share about her experiences through a brief interview with USAID ECCN.
USAID ECCN: How were you and your organization involved in the Summit?
Jesuit Refugee Service co-hosted a side event at the World Humanitarian Summit entitled Delivering Quality Education in Emergencies: What Needs to be Done? Read more »