Education in Emergencies: Resilience, Social Cohesion and Peace

Friday 21 June 2019

Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford

At Mokoro’s seminar, ‘Education in Emergencies: Resilience, Social Cohesion and Peace‘, we explored education in emergency and humanitarian contexts. Our focus was on affected populations’ resilience and social cohesion, and the ways in which states of peace, conflict, and upheaval brought about by natural disasters affect and influence these realities.

Conflicts, natural disasters, and the large-scale forced migration that often results, raise the question of how those affected by such events – particularly children – can continue to receive the education that will help them thrive in life and achieve their potential. In emergencies and humanitarian crises, education is often the first service interrupted and the last resumed, and the issues surrounding its provision affect those on the move as well as the communities that come to host them, raising provocative questions on how the opposing states of peace and conflict affect and influence social cohesion.

Bringing together a varied group of practitioners and researchers working at the forefront of this challenging sector, this seminar delved into these issues through examination of specific case studies, as well as consideration of some of the broader developments in the field.

We were excited to welcome Allison Anderson (Brookings Institution), Hiba Salem (University of Cambridge), and Marie Tamagnan (Save the Children), as they explored the provision of education in emergency and humanitarian contexts.

The seminar was chaired by Mokoro’s Muriel Visser, Team Leader for Mokoro’s global evaluation of UNICEF’s support to education in humanitarian settings.

The seminar took place at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford.

To read more about the event and our speakers, click here to download the flyer.

Mokoro will publish a video and full write-up of the event soon, and we will also make speakers’ PowerPoint presentations available to download.