Author: Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA)
Full Citation: Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). (2016). Summary report of the workshop on Promising Practices for Protecting Education from Attack and Schools from Military Use. New York, NY: Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack. Retrieved from http://www.protectingeducation.org/sites/default/files/documents/istanbul_workshop_summary_report.pdf
Overview: To examine how to better safeguard education in conflict, including by implementing the different commitments within the Safe Schools Declaration, GCPEA convened a Workshop on Promising Practices for Protecting Education from Attack and Schools from Military Use. The Workshop was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 5 to 7, 2015. The Workshop brought together more than 75 field practitioners, program managers, and Ministry of Education (MoE) officials who comprised country teams from 11 different countries: Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, and South Sudan. Additionally, practitioners from Nepal and Sudan as well as resource persons representing international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and UN agencies that work within and across several countries participated in the Workshop.