Category Archives: refugees

Three innovative responses to COVID-19 that have removed barriers to learning for the most marginalised

By Janet Lennox and Wongani Taulo Since COVID-19 burst onto the world stage, headlines have mounted about the millions of children suddenly out of school due to the closures during countries’ lockdowns. Lessons from earlier school closures, such as the … Continue reading

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How can we stop language barriers holding back learning for people on the move?

One in five students have a migrant background in OECD countries, resulting in multi-lingual / multi-cultural classrooms. Yet only half of immigrants receive language support in OECD countries on average. Arriving in a new country and suddenly sitting in a … Continue reading

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Accreditation, certification and recognition of non-formal education in the Arab States

By Michael Cacich and Farida Aboudan, Educate A Child, a programme of the Education Above All Foundation The recent Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2019: Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls estimates annual education spending at US$4.7 trillion … Continue reading

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Internally Displaced Girls and Education in Yemen

By YoumnaFathi Al-Aswadi, author of a background paper for the Arab States 2019 GEM Report on migration, displacement and education The protracted conflict in Yemen since March 2015 has resulted in significant human suffering. More than 3.65 million people have … Continue reading

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Our joint pledge to increase financing and coordination and improve education for refugees

Jointly authored by Yasmine Sherif, Director Education Cannot Wait, Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education and Keiko Miwa, Regional Director for Human Development of the World Bank The first Global Refugee Forum, which kicks off in Geneva … Continue reading

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Internally displaced people and education in Syria

By Jen Steele, an education in emergencies specialist, and author of a background paper on IDPs and education in Syria for the Arab States 2019 GEM Report Internally displaced children (IDP) not only need better funding for education programmes, but … Continue reading

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What we do in Heraklion to accomplish integration through education

By Nikolaos Angelakis, Deputy Mayor for Education, Longlife Learning and Youth Issues Heraklion, our city, aims to become a learning, smart, cohesive city – a meeting place of “5+1 cultures”.  That’s why we have created “The Local Strategic Plan for … Continue reading

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Benefits and challenges of refugee inclusion: Lessons from Lebanon

By Elizabeth Adelman, Vidur Chopra, and Sarah Dryden-Peterson, equal co-authors of a background paper for the Arab States 2019 GEM Report on double-shift schools in Lebanon At 1.30 pm on a balmy October afternoon in Beirut, 12-year old Nour and … Continue reading

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Cities need to pull their weight in using education to help migrants and refugees feel included

Today the GEM Report released its 40th policy paper ahead of the UNHCR Global Refugee Forum next month to mark the one-year anniversary of the Global Compact on Refugees. The paper highlights the increasingly important role of cities using education … Continue reading

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Leveraging technology to tackle the migrant education crisis in the Arab States

By Nafez Dakkak, Executive Chairman of Edraak at the Queen Rania Foundation Samia was 10 when she left her home for the first time and became a refugee. She was just about to enter 5th grade. Forcefully displaced from her … Continue reading

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