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.

You can read the full write-up here. To read more about the event and our speakers, click here to download the flyer.

Chair: Muriel Visser


Hiba Salem, University of Cambridge
(presentation starts at 07:40)

Allison Anderson, Brookings Institution
(presentation starts at 22:12)
Download Allison’s presentation slides

Marie Tamagnan
(presentation starts at 42:52)
Download Marie’s presentation slides