Afghan children from the Darulaman area of Kabul, Afghanistan. ©UNAMA

High-Level Symposium on Conflict-Sensitive Education – Why and How?

8 April 2013 at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris

IIEP and INEE through its Working Group on Education and Fragility are co-organizing a High-Level Symposium on Conflict-Sensitive Education – Why and How? to be held on 8 April 2013 at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris (Room II) from 2 to 6 pm, to be followed by a cocktail and concert.

The symposium will bring together some 100 to 150 high-level participants representing ministries of education and other government bodies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, bilateral development organizations, the private sector, civil society organizations, as well as leading national and international agencies promoting education in emergency and fragile contexts. The symposium will see the launch of the INEE harmonized approach and tools to introduce conflict sensitivity in education policies, programmes and investment. The participants are expected to endorse a Common Framework for prioritizing conflict-sensitive education in crisis-affected countries, and for the further mobilization of all key stakeholders around concerted actions to help these countries achieve Education for All targets and the MDGs.

If you wish to participate, please contact Ms Lyndsay Bird (l.bird@iiep.unesco.org), by Monday 15 March 2013.

AGENDA

Time

Session

14:00 14:15

Welcome and Introduction

  • Khalil Mahshi, Director, International Institute of Educational Planning UNESCO
  • Lori Heninger, INEE Director
  • Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, Co-Chair, INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility

 

14:15- 15.15

Panel 1: Building Peaceful Societies in a post 2015 world

  • Qian Tang, Assistant Director General, Education, UNESCO
  • Carol Bellamy - Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education
  • Emilia Pires, Minister of Finance of Timor Leste and Chair of the g7+ Group of Fragile States

Moderator: Ambassador David T. Killion U.S. Permanent Representative to UNESCO (TBC)

15:15 15:45

Launch of INEE Common Framework and Tools to Support Conflict- Sensitive Education Policies and Programmes in Conflict-affected Countries

  • Maria Lucia Uribe, Deputy Coordinator INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility
  • Martha  Hewison,  Save  the  Childrens experience using conflict- sensitive education programming

 

15:45 17:00

Panel II: National Initiatives and Plans to Develop Conflict Sensitive Education Policies and Programmes

  • Ministers of Education and Ministers of International Cooperation from countries such as Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Norway, France, Denmark and Yemen.

Moderator: Khalil Mahshi, Director, International Institute of Educational Planning UNESCO

17:00 17:30

Endorsement of the Common Framework for prioritizing conflict-sensitive education in conflict-affected countries

17:30

Cocktail and concert for child victims of violence
Peter Yarrow

LINKS

  • Download the concept note including the agenda