The World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, 14-18 June 2010


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NEW YORK, 10 June 2010 – The World Congress of Comparative Education Societies begins Monday 14 June in Istanbul. The 5-day meeting will feature two events focusing on UNICEF’s Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition programme.

Tuesday, 15 June, 8:45 – 10:15

Roundtable Consultation: The Role of Education in Peacebuilding

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Chair:
Ms. Silvia De Giuli, UNICEF Evaluation Specialist, Education, Emergencies

Introduction: Research Project on the Role of Education in Peacebuilding
Ms. Maria Agnese Giordano, Project Manager, UNICEF Evaluation Office

Discussants:
Prof. Alan Smith, University of Ulster, UNESCO Chair
Dr. Mario Novelli, University of Amsterdam
Ms. Erum Burki, Save the Children, Pakistan
Prof. Frank Hartman, University of York, United Kingdom
Dr. Margo O’Sullivan, Chief of Education, UNICEF Uganda

Organiser and Rapporteur:
Ms. Maria Agnese Giordano, UNICEF, Evaluation Office, New York

Wednesday, 16 June, 14:45 – 16:15

Confronting the challenges of education in crisis contexts: Lessons learned from the UNICEF Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition Programme

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Chair and presenter:
Dr. Jim Ackers, Regional Education Advisor, UNICEF ESARO
Introduction to the UNICEF Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition Programme

Presenters:
Charles Nabongo, Education Manager, UNICEF Southern Sudan
Rebuilding the education system in the aftermath of a conflict: Go to School Initiative in Southern Sudan
The socio economic, cultural and institutional challenges to delivering education in post conflict Southern Sudan

Sabina Joshi, Education Specialist, UNICEF Nepal
Education mitigating the leverage of conflict: Schools as Zones of Peace in Nepal
Schools as Zones of Peace (SZOP) Education for stabilization and peace building in post-conflict Nepal

Silvia De Giuli, Evaluation Specialist, Education in Emergencies, UNICEF Evaluation Office, New York
Evaluating the UNICEF Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition Programme: lessons and way forward

For more information on The World Congress of Comparative Education Societies please visit:
www.wcces2010.org

UNICEF Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition Programme Background Note