LEONORA MacEWEN

Leonora MacEwen
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Education in emergencies, vulnerability analysis, risk reduction strategies for the education sector, education sector plan preparation, capacity development

Ms. Leonora MacEwen is an Assistant Programme Specialist at IIEP and a member of the Technical Cooperation team. Her current work focuses on integrating conflict and disaster risk reduction into education sector policy making and planning processes.

She has contributed to developing guidance and research in this field, and in the area of education in emergencies. She also contributes to technical assistance projects, cooperating with countries on the development of sector plans, as well as vulnerability analyses and risk reduction strategies for the education sector.

In addition to developing guidance and contributing to technical assistance projects, Leonora has developed a distance education course for educational planners on integrating conflict and disaster risk reduction in education sector plans. She is actively involved in supporting the institute in other training activities, including the Advanced Training Programme.

She represents IIEP on the Global Education Cluster Working Group, and on UNISDR’s Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector (GAD3RES).

Education

  • Master of Comparative Development Studies from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, (France)
  • Master of Education Sciences (France), Paris V Université de Réné Descartes, (France)

Publications

  • Bird, L.; MacEwen, L. 2012. Crisis-sensitive educational planning. IIEP Newsletter Vol  XXX. No. 1, January-June 2012. Paris: IIEP-UNESCO
  • Galy, D.; MacEwen, L. 2012. Analysing the education sector’s vulnerability: How Chad seeks to protect its education system. IIEP Newsletter Vol  XXX. No. 1, January-June 2012. Paris: IIEP-UNESCO
  • Bird, L.; MacEwen, L. 2012. Conflict-sensitive educational planning for peacebuilding: the broader context, in “Education for Global Citizenship”. Qatar Foundation Publishing Center: Education Above All
  • MacEwen, L. 2010. Voluntary repatriation and the participation of Mauritanian refugees, in “Forced Migration Review”. Oxford: University of Oxford, Refugees Studies Center
  • Bird, L.; Choudhuri, S.; MacEwen, L. 2010. Education sector planning: working to mitigate the risk of violent conflict. Paper commissioned for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011, The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education
  • Bird, L.; MacEwen, L. 2010. Promoting resilience: developing capacity within education systems affected by conflict. Think piece for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011, The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education
  • MacEwen, L. 2009. Certification counts: recognizing the learning attainments of displaced and refugee students. IIEP Policy Brief 1: Paris: IIEP-UNESCO