UNICEF, UNESCO, partners, and leading academics in education and conflict, including:
Cream Wright (UNICEF)
David Johnson (University of Oxford)
Peter Buckland (World Bank)
Colin Brock (University of Oxford, UNESCO)
Christopher Talbot (UNESCO, IIEP)
Peter Nolan (Ulster University, Northern Ireland)
Conference to explore the role of education in avoiding conflict, during conflict and post-conflict situations and to develop a research agenda.
Exeter College, Oxford University, United Kingdom
11 – 12 April 2006
In emergencies, the highest priority is normally given to saving lives and ending armed hostilities. But it is now widely accepted that education is an integral part of the humanitarian response in emergencies.
Education plays a critical role in helping to restore normalcy, provide psycho-social care for children and begin the process of reconstruction or peace building.
Education has a role before, during and after emergencies/conflicts:
The conference aims to generate a research agenda for improving the linkages between research, policy and practice in education and emergencies and post-conflict situations.
30 March 2006:
UNICEF’s Chief of Education, Dr. Cream Wright, discusses the joint UNICEF-Oxford University conference on education and conflict.
30 March 2006:
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies Chair Rebecca Winthrop explains why education is a crucial element of humanitarian response.
UNICEF at Oxford: Education in conflicts [with video]
University of Oxford
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