The United States Institute of Peace developed several civic education programs for Iraq and Sudan. This report describes those programs and discusses challenges civic education programs face in postconflict environments and their potential solutions.
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has intensified civic education in schools, on duties of the citizenry and the promotion of peaceful co-existence in the Bawku municipality and its environs.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says improving human security and education are crucial to peace-building and can only be achieved through the collective efforts of stakeholders. ““It is against this backdrop that the Federal Ministry of Education takes the issue of education of Nigerian child very seriously. They are the building blocks of peace in the society and our future.”
From 2007 to 2012, the Ministry of Education (MoE) of the Government of Nepal worked with Save the Children, UNESCO, and UNICEF to revise the national social studies curriculum. The aim was to promote education for peace, human rights, and civic education (PHRCE) in the wake of a 10-year Maoist insurgency and the transition to a democratic republic.
Mote Oo Education is a small, community-focused organization which specializes in creating teacher training programs and quality educational materials for adults and young adults, mainly in the fields of teacher education, civics and peace education, life skills and social sciences. The Civic and Peace Education manager will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Mote Oo’s Civic Education and Peace Education Projects. Application deadline: December 15, 2016.
Philippines – An intensified education on Martial Law and its threats to democracy is being pushed on public and private schools. Ifugao lawmaker Teodoro Baguilat Jr. said this amid “growing attempts to revise history and clear the (former strongman) Ferdinand Marcos Sr. of culpability for the widespread violation of human rights during his reign of terror.” Baguilat noted that education is important in understanding important issues. “It is also through education that the people can protect themselves from history repeating itself and the painful cost of allowing absolute rule by a dictator being exacted yet again,” he said.