Supporting Teachers in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States – Brookings: new report & event

Teachers living in situations of armed conflict, forced displacement, and state fragility risk their lives to be on the frontlines of educating children. Often they are the only educators present, working in difficult and dangerous conditions with little or no support, sometimes without receiving a paycheck for months. Supporting the wellbeing of teachers is essential in any context, but it is particularly important for advancing education during and after violence and crises.

On October 30, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) will host a discussion on the policies needed to support teachers working in fragile and conflict-affected states. The discussion will draw on findings from a new report by CUE and CfBT Education Trust, “Building Effective Teacher Salary Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected States.”

Panelists will include: Anita Anastacio, senior technical advisor for education at the International Rescue Committee; Lori Heninger, director of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies; Barbara MacDonald Moore, director of international programs at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation; and Brookings Senior Fellow Rebecca Winthrop, director of CUE. Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, senior education advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, will moderate the conversation.

Brookings Institution: Falk Auditorium / 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. / Washington D.C.

October 30, 2012: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

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