Susanne Grant Lewis, Deputy Director of IIEP, moderated discussions on rebuilding resilience

Education and Development Post-2015

IIEP contributed to the 12th UKFIET Education Conference

From 10 to 12 September 2013, CfBT Education Trust organized the 12th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, focusing on the Post 2015 challenges: reflecting, reviewing, re-visioning. IIEP played a major role in the event, held in Oxford (UK), including hosting the UKFIET reception in collaboration with the Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and Cambridge Education. In partnership with INEE, IIEP also organized a three-session Symposium on Rebuilding resilience in a changing world: Conflict and crisis sensitive approaches to planning and programming for education systems.

One session of the Symposium, moderated by Susanne Grant Lewis, Deputy Director of IIEP, explored how different ministries from Haiti, Palestine and South Sudan have endeavoured to plan for the crises affecting their respective countries. Their experiences highlight the fact that, now more than ever, natural and man-made disasters and conflicts are creating devastating impacts on the economic and social development of countries. The critical role of education in either mitigating or exacerbating conflicts, particularly in contexts affected by violence and fragility, is increasingly recognized among ministries of education and the international community. The ministries of education from these three countries continue therefore to integrate conflict and disaster risk reduction measures into their national education sector planning processes.


  • Learn more on IIEP’s activities on Education in Emergencies and reconstruction
  • Download  the guidance notes for educational planners on Integrating conflict and disaster risk reduction into education sector planning
  • Learn more about INEE’s Conflict Sensitive Education Pack
  • UKFIET conference website