The webcast on the situation of education in Syria, especially in Dara’a, Idlib and Aleppo features a review of the literature carried out by RTI for USAID in late 2016. The content and discussion focus on a couple of important issues:
Learn more about the literature findings by accessing the research brief, here.
Nina Etyemezian is the Director of Program Development and Strategy for RTI’s International Education Division, where she has been since 2014. She is native to the Levant, has worked on education, gender, and youth throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, including as the Education and Gender Advisor for USAID/Morocco. Nina has an Ed.M. in International Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Chris Capacci Carneal is an Education Development Officer in USAID’s Middle East Bureau. She has been with USAID since 2004. Prior to USAID, Chris worked with Catholic Relief Services and Save the Children in their Sahel Field Office. She has a PhD in International Development Education from Florida State University.
Jim Rogan is Senior Advisor to USAID’s Education in Conflict and Crisis Network (ECCN), and is Principal and Owner of Exterion LLC, an international development consulting firm. He is a peacebuilding and governance specialist, and has worked on education in conflict and crisis for nearly ten years. He has held senior management positions with the UN and the private sector. His last role was as Chief of Peacebuilding and Recovery for UNICEF in New York. He holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Chicago.
Question (from Hank Healey): What is happening in Syrian education now is miracle; the key is to figure out how those miracles happened (to identify the driving forces behind them) and strive to keep those forces in place as well as replicate them elsewhere.