Category Archives: Education

Remembering Howard Wolpe and looking ahead for the future of Burundi

On October 25th, 2011, Howard Wolpe passed away. For those who did not have a chance to know him, I can tell you he was and still is the source of inspiration for many peacebuilders and practitioners, in Africa, in … Continue reading

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Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

The Global Protection Cluster officially launched new standards for child protection in humanitarian settings on October 29th, 2012. Background: In some countries up to 1 child out of 4 suffers from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect. Between 500 million and 1.5 … Continue reading

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Stand with Malala on November 10th for girls’ education

The UN Special Envoy for Global Education declares November 10th a global day of action for Malala and 32 million girls more. On that day, one month following the assassination attempt, he will travel to Pakistan to deliver to President Zardari the million-plus … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Petition: “It’s Up to Us to Deliver for Malala,” UN Special Envoy for Global Education

UN Special Envoy for Global Education’s Petition: “We call on Pakistan to agree a plan to deliver education for every child. We call on all countries to outlaw discrimination against girls. We call on international organizations to ensure the world’s 61 million … Continue reading

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A girl with a book…

Still thinking of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan, a schoolgirl recently shot by the Taliban after advocating education for girls in her blog… Hope she will recover. If you want to know more about her, you can take a look at … Continue reading

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Peace Education in Fragile States: A Hope for the Future

Here is a new post in Africa Up Close about school-based peace education in Burundi and the latest developement in the field of peace education:

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Now available: “Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work” / the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report

The 10th Education for All Global Monitoring Report, “Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work”  shows how vital it is to ensure that all young people have the skills they need to prosper. But across the world, 200 million young … Continue reading

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“Conflicts are one of the biggest barriers to Education for All” – Education For All Global Monitoring Report

The devastating effect conflicts have on education was the focus of UNESCO‘s 2011 Education For All Global Monitoring Report. The 2012 EFA GMR Report “Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work” will be officially launched on October 16, 2012. Here is … Continue reading

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launches UN’s Education First Initiative

On September 26, 2012, in the margins of the 67th session of the U.N.  General Assembly, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially launched U.N.’s Education First initiative. The U.N. Secretary-General secured over US$1.5 billion in commitments for this initiative. The main … Continue reading

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