UNICEFLearning for Peace

Girl with a slate

A girl holds a slate after leaving school as she stands in the Toukra IDP site in N’Djamena, Chad, on Monday, October 22, 2012. © UNICEF/UNI145619/Asselin

UNICEF’s Learning for Peace Resources on ECCN

In its effort to share knowledge among the education in conflict and crisis community, USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN) is pleased to host resources[1] developed under UNICEF’s Learning for Peace Programme (2012-2016). The Learning for Peace Programme was a partnership between UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands, and the national governments of 14 participating countries and other key supporters.

The Learning for Peace program was an innovative, cross-sectoral programme focusing on education and peacebuilding. It aimed to strengthen resilience, social cohesion and human security in conflict-affected contexts, including countries at risk of—or experiencing and recovering from—conflict through improved education policies and practices.

Participating countries included Burundi, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Liberia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, State of Palestine, Uganda, and Yemen.

As one of UNICEF’s largest bilateral donors, USAID has maintained an active collaboration with UNICEF on education, peacebuilding, and conflict sensitivity—including through the International Network on Education in Emergencies (INEE), through ECCN’s work on Safer Learning Environments, and in support of UNICEF’s recent conference on The Role of Education in Building Social Cohesion and Sustainable Peace (co-hosted by the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in April 2016.

Additional resources relevant to education in crisis-and-conflict-affected environments (EiCC) will be made available on this site. (Latest additions were made in January, 2019.)

“Learning for Peace” has produced approximately 75 research products, as well as numerous manuals, guidance notes and reports that illustrate the link between education and peacebuilding. Electronic copies can be accessed and downloaded from the links provided below.

[1] These resources are shared with the ECCN community with the permission and support of UNICEF. [back]

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