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The role of education in peacebuilding

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Kinkole Primary school near Kinshasa, DRC.

By Taleen Vartan

NEW YORK, USA, 31 January 2012 – In 2011, UNICEF commissioned research to investigate the role of education in peacebuilding in post-conflict contexts. The resulting report, entitled The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: A synthesis report of findings from Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone, is part of a knowledge generation study within the Back on Track programme on Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition. Back on Track is a five-year partnership between UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands and the European Commission.

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Education helps communities in the Philippines better predict, prevent, and prepare for disasters

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Internally displaced school children listening to their teacher during the mathematics class inside temporary classroom provided by UNICEF in Markets side Camp for the displaced people in Talayan, Maguindanao.

By Taleen Vartan

NEW YORK, 25 August 2011 – Since 2006, UNICEF has teamed up with the Government of the Netherlands, the European Commission and other partners to scale up work in education in emergencies and post-crisis transition (EEPCT) countries through the Back on Track programme. This initiative supports countries in emergency and post-crisis transition contexts to establish sustainable progress towards achieving quality basic education for all.

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Unique programme improves the quality of education in Haiti after the quake

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Taleen Vartan

NEW YORK, 28 July 2011 – Since 2007, the Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition (EEPCT) programme – a partnership among UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands and the European Commission – has aimed to support countries in emergency and post-crisis transition situations as they seek to establish a viable path of sustainable progress towards quality basic education for all.

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