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“(Mis-)Educating the Ghettoes of our world” – is there a Collective Neglect of the Role of Education

27 June 2016

This article was originally published on June 27th, 2016 by NORRAG NEWSbite.

By Mieke Lopes Cardozo, University of Amsterdam; Jovana Carapic, Small Arms Survey, Geneva; Joost Monks, NORRAG

Violent cities: the ghettoes of our world?

The world is less peaceful today than it was in 2008, is indicated by the results of the 2015 Global Peace Index. Regardless

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Education as a Stronghold? The Ambiguous Connections between Education, Resilience and Peacebuilding

27 July 2015

by Mieke T.A. Lopes Cardozo, University of Amsterdam

This post was originally published on the NORRAG NewsBite blog in February 2015.  

The resilience-hype: the new kid on the education-in-emergencies block

In a NORRAG NEWSBite blog post Roger Dale (2014) convincingly argued how “without theory, there are

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Choc des générations : l’emploi des jeunes pour éviter les conflits

2 January 2014

Par professeur Henrik Urdal

En cette période de changement démographique sans précédent -- en 2050, la planète devrait compter 9,6  milliards d'habitants vivant principalement en ville -- les structures démographiques jouent un rôle significatif dans la paix et la stabilité des pays.

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The Kampala Recommendations on Reintegration

14 November 2013

by Julie McBride, War Child Holland

In 2007, UNICEF took the lead in developing the Paris Principles, and Guidelines on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups were developed. This document was a breakthrough in its addressing of the complex issue of the release and reintegration of child soldiers. However, since 2007, there have been a

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Interview with Dr. Grace Akukwe, American Institutes for Research

24 June 2013

Dr. Grace Akukwe is a principal project specialist with the International Development, Evaluation and Research Program at American Institutes for Research (AIR). Dr. Akukwe has over fifteen years’ experience working in developing country contexts focusing on education. Her area of research interest is in the sustainability and institutionalization of effective governance systems. Her project management portfolio in conflict

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Post-2015: take away messages for fragile states and education

10 March 2013

by Elin Martinez, Save the Children UK. Read her blog here.

The ongoing process to shape the post-2015 framework includes an interesting angle whereby citizens around the world are asked to rank their top priorities for what development goals will come after 2015. The My2015 first online and offline survey results have shown that ‘a good education&

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Interview with Mary Kangethe on the Kenyan Ministry of Education’s work on education and peace

20 December 2012

Mary Kangethe is an Assistant Director of Education in the Ministry of Education Kenya. She is Coordinator of the Peace Education Programme in the Ministry. She is also an expert resource person for the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility. In this interview, Mary Kangethe explains the Ministry's work on education and peace through highlights from policy

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Occupying Schools with Guns and a Hammer

21 November 2012

by Jake Scobey-Thal

When soldiers arrived in Bangued village in the mountains of northern Philippines in May 2011 they set up a barracks in the storage bunker below the principal’s office in the elementary school. Teachers reported that while the soldiers kept weapons in

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