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The role of education in peacebuilding

© UNICEF/NYHQ2008-1016/Christine Nesbitt
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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The Role of Education in Peacebuilding

© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0770/Olivier Asselin
Sierra Leone. 2011.

19 January 2012 – In 2011, UNICEF commissioned research to investigate the role of education in peacebuilding in conflict-affected states, as part of the Education and Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition (EEPCT) programme – a partnership between UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands and the European Commission.

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Sierra Leone “Emerging Issues” Teacher Training Programme

© Ronja Hoelzer
Sierra Leone.

Education for peace, citizenship, life skills, disaster management and other emerging issues

In 2008, UNICEF, together with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Education and the national Teacher Training institutions, developed the “Emerging Issues” Teacher Training Programme.

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Education: an enduring casualty of war

Education: an enduring casualty of war from UNICEF: Back on Track on Vimeo.

In the Kailahun district of Sierra Leone, burned out buildings and bullet holes serve as a constant reminder of a turbulent and horrific past. This remote eastern border area was one of hardest hit by Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war.

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Recovery through Education

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Co-author of ‘Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children’ Grace Akallo (left ); and spokesperson for War Child Holland Kon Kelei (front)recording the 'Recovery through education'; podcast at UN Radio studios.

NEW YORK, USA- Ishmael Beah, Grace Akallo and Kon Kelei know the consequences of war. All three have lived through and participated in conflict in their native countries of Sierra Leone, Uganda and Sudan.

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‘A World Fit for Children’

© UNICEF/2007/Galanek<br/>Podcast moderator Amy Costello hosts a UNICEF Radio discussion with 13-year-old Duhabo Goleecha of Kenya (left) and other guests.

© UNICEF/2007/Galanek
Podcast moderator Amy Costello hosts a UNICEF Radio discussion with 13-year-old Duhabo Goleecha of Kenya (left) and other guests.

NEW YORK, USA, 19 December 2007 – Providing education to children in regions and societies affected by conflict – or emerging from it – is a major challenge. Yet communities in conflict-affected areas consistently rank education as a high priority. And they demonstrate astounding resourcefulness and resilience in seeking out and providing schooling for their children.

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