USAID ECCN hosted a webcast featuring the work of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). GCPEA is an inter-agency coalition of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations focused on protecting schools, universities, and their students and staff from targeted attacks during armed conflict. The webcast included an introduction to the issue of attacks on education and presented guidance for protecting education from attack.
Safety, Resilience and Social Cohesion: a Guide for Education Sector Planners
Safety, Resilience and Social Cohesion: a Guide for Curriculum Developers
INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education
Diya Nijhowne, Director of the GCPEA, has over a decade of experience working on children’s rights and protection issues, including in emergency contexts, with organizations such as Global Rights, UNICEF, UNHCR, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Diya holds a Master of Social Work and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Toronto.
Margaret Sinclair, GCPEA board member and Technical Adviser with Education Above All’s Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), has worked on education and conflict since 1987, and headed UNHCR’s Education Unit in Geneva from 1993 to 1998. She later served as a consultant on education in emergencies with UNESCO, where her work included supporting the start-up of INEE. Margaret has served as Technical Adviser to PEIC since 2010, including, inter alia, developing its partnership with IIEP and others on crisis-sensitive education planning and curriculum.
Nina Papadopoulos, USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Team Leader, is a 15-year veteran of promoting the right of education in conflict and crisis with a diverse range of organizations. She currently works with the USAID/E3/ED team, supporting USAID missions to ensure the effective implementation of USAID’s Education Strategy, particularly the agency goal of increased equitable access to education in crisis and conflict environments. Nina is a doctoral candidate at the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts and for the past three years she has been an adjunct at Georgetown University in the Program on Justice and Peace Studies.