The Role of Education in Peacebuilding


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© 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.

The study consisted of two phases: Firstly, a literature review of education’s role in peacebuilding. Secondly, the completion of three country case studies (Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone – selected to encompass a cross-section of very different conflict environments), based on extensive consultations with a wide range of national and international stakeholders, including UN representatives, government officials, civil society, and teachers. The following report is a synthesis of the two phases.

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The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: A synthesis report of findings from Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone






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