The Role of Education in Peacebuilding – Amsterdam Dissemination Event

The Role of Education in Peacebuilding – Amsterdam Dissemination Event

(Original article: Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding Newsletter – August 2016)

The Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding was delighted to host a dissemination event titled “The Role of Education in Peacebuilding – Foundations, Findings and Futures”, in Amsterdam between 20- 22 April 2016.

The event was attended by over 100 academics, practitioners and policy makers in the field of education and peacebuilding from a range of countries and contexts. The event began with a public opening of the seminar and debate on the evening of Wednesday 20th April which set the Foundations for further discussions. The Thursday focused on Findings, and began with an overview of the main analytical framework, followed by a range of interactive sessions based on the Consortium research findings. This included findings in the three synthesis reports, all country reports, and a panel debate with critical reflections on implications of the research on country level, which included reflections of country (lead) researchers, a representative of the MoESTS Uganda and a representative/researcher affiliated to World Education Myanmar. Finally, the Friday programme looked at the Future and aimed to identify ways forward for the role of education in peacebuilding. Consortium team members ‘live tweeted’ throughout the event using the hashtag #pbearesearch to share findings and inputs with as wide an audience as possible. The event has received very positive responses from various audiences and has opened up a series of new conversations and networks for research team members.

The Role of Education in Peacebuilding – ‘Foundations, Findings and Futures’

Read a short report of the Dissemination Seminar, including sessions discussing peacebuilding policy approaches, the role of teachers in peacebuilding, and the role of youth agency in peacebuilding here.

Watch a short video of the Dissemination Event which gives an insight into the seminar sessions and the work of the research consortium and UNICEF on education and peacebuilding.


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