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Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted yesterday (Monday November 5, 2018) an event titled, “Empowerment through Education”, in an effort to inform, motivate and inspire its donor and supporter community in the UAE about the instrumental role of education on societies. The event featured three speakers, which included Her Excellency Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Chairperson of Dubai Cares; Mohamed Sidibay, Education Activist and former child soldier advocating for children’s rights to quality education; and Vivian Onano, Youth Advisor to UN Civil Society Advisory Board and Youth Representative to Global Education monitoring Report. The intimate gathering of 150 key supporters and donors culminated in a Q&A session moderated by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares.
With the destruction of educational facilities, homes and major population displacement, there are multiple priorities and major challenges in education for the Iraqi Government. One of the main tasks is rebuilding the infrastructure as many schools and educational facilities have been heavily damaged and others are not up to the standards that the country aspires for its children and young people. Another huge task is to update and replace outdated teaching equipment, learning materials and curriculums that are currently used throughout Iraq to catch up with the rest of the world.
Somalia has been engaged in a civil war for almost 30 years, and with over 70 per cent of its population is under 30 years of age, youth and youth education appear to be the key to a peaceful future in the country.
“O secretário-geral das Nações Unidas, António Guterres, destacou hoje a importância do continente africano no fornecimento de forças de paz que operam em todo o mundo, no dia em que a organização assinala o Dia de África.
Peace and conflict scholars have called for all countries to promote peace education in school curriculum, saying it will go a long way in ensuring a conflict-free world.
The experts were speaking during the first day of a peace education conference organised by Aegis Trust at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi, yesterday.
O secretário-geral citou dois grandes desafios pela frente. O primeiro é a educação. Ele afirmou que a educação “é pré-requisito para o desenvolvimento econômico e a paz”.
E o segundo desafio é o desemprego entre os jovens que priva esse grupo de uma oportunidade para atingir seu potencial e têm influência em conflitos e no aumento do terrorismo global.
For more than five decades, the armed conflict in Colombia has prevented the country’s youth from building a future. Now, they might soon be given a seat in the classroom.
According to the World Bank (2005) report on post-conflict education (as cited in Mundy & Sarah, 2011, p.27) recommends prioritizing education as a critical post-conflict intervention for reshaping the future and identifies the need to focus on reestablishing a functioning school system as a peace dividend that will foster confidence in the period of transformation toward peace.
It is a known fact that education has a great potential for bringing peace in conflict zones. Education can play a constructive role in development of peace building perspective and thereby promoting socioeconomic development and preventing the recurrence of violence. But unfortunately in the recent violence in Kashmir, when all the educational institutions are closed down, there is hardly any concrete plan or action undertaken to bring education back to track or strengthen stakeholder coordination or initiate, promote and implement educational initiatives in support of peacebuilding.
As a leader in the field of refugee education, JRS has observed that education provides stability and a sense of normalcy, and acts as a form of vital psychosocial support to children whose lives have been affected by crisis. Education also plays a critical role in preparing individuals and their communities to recover and rebuild after conflict or disaster. It is an important tool in promoting and ensuring greater peace and rehabilitation following an emergency situation.
Quality education, as an opportunity for all, is essential for nation’s development and to secure peace and security. Hence, many countries are working to offer better education for all.
Education is a powerful contributor towards building peace as it creates a crucial link between humanitarian and long term developments. Ensuring equitable access to education is key to addressing the root causes of conflict and instability in Africa. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education, UNICEF, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and Inter-Country Quality Node (ICQN) on Peace Education jointly organized a three-day Pan-African Symposium on Education, Resilience and Social Cohesion here at UNECA Conference Centre.
“O governo moçambicano anunciou que vai desencadear um conjunto de ações para a restauração e manutenção de uma paz efetiva no país, bem como a criação de condições de vida nas zonas de origem das cerca de 5.000 pessoas que se encontram refugiadas no Malawi.”
‘The Role of Teachers in Peacebuilding’ is the latest literature review from the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding. Carried out by a team of experts from the University of Sussex, the review explores the role of teachers in promoting peace, reconciliation, social cohesion and violence mitigation in countries affected by conflict. Teachers often play a central, but revealed role in peacebuilding. This is the crucial conclusion of the new literature review.
The signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20 month civil war but aid agencies CARE, IRC, Oxfam, and World Vision say it is only the beginning of a long, hard journey towards peace and reconciliation.
International and regional diplomatic actors should monitor the peace agreement to ensure the protection of civilians, guarantee their safe access to humanitarian assistance, and support programs that will help people improve their lives.