Category Archives: Disaster preparedness

Building resilience and shaping futures: the UNRWA response to the education needs of Palestine refugees from Syria

By Caroline Pontefract, Director of Education, UNRWA/UNESCO Education Programme Over the past 65 years, the UNRWA/UNESCO education programme has been providing quality and equitable learning opportunities for refugees, and is currently supporting 500,000 refugees in the Middle East despite the … Continue reading

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No more excuses. Provide education to all forcibly displaced people

By the GEM Report and the UNHCR Education Section Days before the World Humanitarian Summit, we have jointly released a new policy paper, ‘No more excuses’, with new data showing that only 50% of refugee children are in primary school … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Child soldiers, Conflict, data, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Equality, fragile states, Human rights, immigration, Legislation, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education, refugees, Refugees and displaced people, sdgs, syria, Uncategorized, violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Which way to the platform, please?

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) bi-annual meetings recently took place in Amman, Jordan. Two points stood out from the event: there is considerable excitement about the potential offered by the impending Crisis Platform for Education in Emergencies, … Continue reading

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Why universal secondary education can help fight climate change

By Raya Muttarak, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW and WU), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. Not only have climate scientists agreed that humans are contributing to climate change, but recent … Continue reading

Posted in Citizenship, Climate change, Disaster preparedness, Environment, Post-2015 development framework, sdg, sdgs, Secondary school, Sustainable development | 6 Comments

Education: A powerful response to climate change

By Colin Bangay, the senior education adviser for the UK government’s Department for International Development in India; the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies. With a new World Bank report warning climate change could push more … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Environment, Poverty, Rural areas, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development | 3 Comments

The GMR – and how it has contributed to EFA

In 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal 164 countries pledged to achieve six education goals by 2015.  Participants committed to vastly improve education opportunities for children, youth and adults. Governments and international partners pledged that no country … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Child soldiers, Developed countries, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Finance, Gender, Governance, Literacy, Marginalization, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school | 4 Comments

New GMR booklet: Sustainable development begins with education

As the General Assembly kicks off in New York, the GMR has produced a new widely-supported booklet showing that education is a catalyst for each of the proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Education is positively intertwined with each of the proposed … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Climate change, Conflict, Democracy, Developed countries, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Famine, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Reproductive health, Skills, Sustainable development | 2 Comments