What is Learning for Peace?

© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0206/Shehzad Noorani Haiti, 2010
A teacher helps a girl during an arithmetic class in a UNICEF tent school, the village of Jacquot Merlin, near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


‘Learning for Peace’ – the four-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme – is a partnership between UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands, the national governments of 14 participating countries and other key supporters. It is an innovative, cross-sectoral programme focusing on education and peacebuilding.

Goal: To strengthen resilience, social cohesion and human security in conflict-affected contexts, including countries at risk of – or experiencing and recovering from – conflict. Towards this end, the programme will strengthen policies and practices in education for peacebuilding.

The programme will focus on five key outcomes:

- Outcome one: increase inclusion of education into peacebuilding and conflict reduction policies, analyses and implementation.
- Outcome two: increase institutional capacities to supply conflict-sensitive education.
- Outcome three: increase the capacities of children, parents, teachers and other duty bearers to prevent, reduce and cope with conflict and promote peace.
- Outcome four: increase access to quality and relevant conflict-sensitive education that contributes to peace.
- Outcome five: contribute to the generation and use of evidence and knowledge in policies and programming related to education, conflict and peacebuilding.

Fourteen countries have been selected across East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa.

Learning for Peace – Advocacy Brief

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