Author: UNICEF Learning for Peace
Full Citation: UNICEF Learning for Peace. (2015). Humanitarian action, conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding through education in South Sudan: Achievements, challenges, and lessons learned. Nairobi, Kenya: UNICEF ESARO.
Overview: This case study examines the role education can play and is playing in the conflict-induced humanitarian emergency in South Sudan. The study examines adjustments made by the Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy (PBEA) programme in response to the humanitarian crisis following 15 December 2015, including the role of education for the internally displaced population (IDP) camps (or Protection of Civilian Sites – PoCs), contributions to peacebuilding, and how in a humanitarian context education can help to forge resilient communities. When possible, the study gives a voice to the individual actors involved, especially children and adolescents.
Methodology: The study is based on direct interviews in July 2014 with representatives of the international agencies in Juba, academics, implementing partners, school authorities, teachers and IDPs. Overall, the number of persons providing direct information for this case study reaches over 110 individuals.