On November 15th, 2017, USAID hosted a five-hour violence prevention education panel discussion in D.C. for USAID and partners focused on Latin and Central America. Dr. Helga Cuéllar-Marchelli (FUSADES) gave the keynote presentation on school-based violence prevention in El Salvador. USAID’s team leader for Education in Crisis and Conflict, Nina Papadopoulos, and ECCN’s Conflict and Crisis Specialist, Jim Rogan, joined other distinguished panelists from universities and donor agencies to explore the role of education in preventing violence in Latin America.

Learn more about the Rapid Education Risk Analysis (RERA) in El Salvador and watch for the new RERA Toolkit on ECCN’s website.

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Violence Prevention Education hosted by USAID

On November 15th, 2017, USAID hosted a five-hour violence prevention education panel discussion in D.C. for USAID and partners focused on Latin and Central America. Dr. Helga Cuéllar-Marchelli (FUSADES) gave the keynote presentation on school-based violence prevention in El Salvador. USAID’s team leader for Education in Crisis and Conflict, Nina Papadopoulos, and ECCN’s Conflict and Crisis Specialist, Jim Rogan, joined other distinguished panelists from universities and donor agencies to explore the role of education in preventing violence in Latin America.

Learn more about the Rapid Education Risk Analysis (RERA) in El Salvador and watch for the new RERA Toolkit on ECCN’s website.

Takeaways from ECCN Steering Group Meeting

The ECCN Steering Group met on November 1–2 and provided input to the USAID EiCC Learning Agenda that is currently being developed as an ECCN consultancy. The final Learning Agenda will be released in early 2018.

Other agenda items included a review of the ECCN 2018 work plan and a discussion of ECCN’s midterm evaluation findings. The executive summary of the midterm evaluation can be found here.

Last but not least, the Steering Group recognized the importance of more frequent membership contributions, and ECCN will increase its efforts to identify strategic priorities that will be addressed through ECCN Task Teams. Task Teams will be open to all ECCN members beginning in 2018. More information to come soon.

The following four new members joined the Steering Group:

  • Paul Frisoli (IRC)
  • Giulia McPhearson (JRS)
  • Shahriar Kabriya (Texas A&M)
  • Croshelle Harris-Hussein (USAID/Nigeria)

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  • how ECCN is governed,
  • who is represented on the Steering Group
  • how to get involved

 

 

 

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