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Visionary Nigerian teacher wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

18 September 2017

This post was originally published by UNHCR.

 

Mediator who helped gain release of Chibok girls wins Nansen honour for opening schools in conflict zone.   

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Zannah Mustapha, a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria to get a

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[WEBINAR] ICT for M&E of Education Programming for Refugee Populations

14 September 2017

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9AM EST (New York)  

{image-1}USAID ECCN and the INEE Tech Task Team invite you to a webcast featuring innovative ways to use Information Communication Technology (ICT) in monitoring and evaluation of education programming for refugee populations. The webcast will feature an evaluation conducted in Dadaab, Kenya, of youth training that uses auto-photography methods

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Teachers in Crisis Contexts Working Group: Strengthening teacher professional development

9 August 2017

by Mary Mendenhall, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Practice at Teachers College, Columbia University

This post was originally published on the Promising Practices in Refugee Education website.

As we work to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of our humanitarian responses by improving coordination, reducing duplication, and trying to mitigate the competitive environment in

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Refugee Girls Must Not Fear Their Periods

19 June 2017

by Zeynep Sanduvac, Education in Emergencies Specialist, Plan International This blog was originally published by Plan International.

 

Supporting girls in refugee camps to confidently manage their periods plays a huge role in keeping them in school and reducing the risks they face, blogs Plan International’s Zeynep Sanduvac.

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The right to education does not cease in a crisis

12 June 2017

by Jesuit Refugee Service, originally posted on the Education Cannot Wait blog.

 

Education is a must have, not a nice to have. But globally, 75 million school-age children affected by emergencies and protracted crises are in desperate need of educational support. The situation for refugee children, who are five

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Help promote new Arabic literacy apps

9 May 2017

Help us reach Syrian out-of-school children with free Arabic literacy apps

Through the international innovative EduApp4Syria competition, the Norwegian government and several international partners sourced the development of two smartphone apps that can help Syrian children (aged 5-10) learn to read in Arabic and improve their psychosocial wellbeing.

The two winning games were selected from 78 submissions

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Share your views and contribute to the forthcoming 2019 GEM Report

11 April 2017

Originally posted on 10 April 2017 by GEM Report.

The 2019 GEM Report will look at the issue of migration and education, as approved by the GEM Report International Advisory Board in June 2016.

Migration and education are multifaceted processes involving individuals, schools, communities, regions and countries. They invoke temporal, spatial and

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Educating refugees: Old ways of working aren’t good enough

10 April 2017

This article was originally posted by Aaron Benavot, Director of the UNESCO Gem Report on Promising Practices in Refugee Education

 

The plight of refugees is in the news every day, and not a moment too soon. Refugee children and adolescents suffer from having almost all of their rights taken from them at one

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Norway launches innovative learning games for children affected by war and crisis

20 March 2017

Norway has today launched a new development tool that makes it possible for children to learn to read in areas where schools have been bombed and teachers and families have been forced to flee. With the help of some of the world’s tech giants, Norway has developed two game-based learning apps that can be used anywhere.

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Investing in Secondary Education: Darfuri Refugees in Chad

14 March 2017

by Giulia McPherson, Director of Advocacy & Operations, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA  

Eastern Chad is home to more than 300,000 Darfuri refugees residing in a series of 12 camps for over a decade. Many adolescents in the camps can recall their flight from Sudan, the result of targeted killings that began in 2003, at the hands

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