10 March 2017
INEE and the Institute of Education of Minho University hosted the International Seminar “Education and Cooperation in Emergencies: concepts, agendas, actors and challenges” on 7 April 2017 in Braga, Portugal.
Session 1: “Education and Emergencies: Mapping the field” (missing first part)
Session 2: “Ensuring a Conflict Sensitive Approach as critical component of quality EiE programming"
Session 3a: “EiE Teaching, Training and Capacity Development"
The INEE meetings in Portugal constitute an excellent opportunity to promote INEE within the Lusophone contexts and to strengthen education in emergencies (EiE) within Portuguese cooperation, as well as to reflect upon the role of Higher Education (HE) in EiE and to establish stronger links between HE institutions and CSOs at the national and the international levels in order to develop possible joint cooperation programs in this area.
The Institute of Education at Minho University has integrated the field of EiE into its efforts to develop international and global citizenship education programs. Main initiatives include the integration of EiE in the recently-created doctoral program on education, specialization in Curriculum Development, area of concentration – Education, Cooperation and Development. The Institute of Education is also an active member in the INEE Education Policy Working Group, through the Resource Center on Cooperation for Development.
The organization of an open event, which will benefit from the presence of many INEE working group members, will consequently contribute towards knowledge sharing for WG members as well as for the wider audience, promoting reflection, teaching and research, helping to develop partnerships and to contribute to affirm this strategic area for internationalization within the framework of development cooperation.
This event follows on from the regional consultation on the “Transforming our world: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” which was organized at Minho University in 2016. It is of relevance for the implementation of SDG 4 – ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’ – within the framework of the “Incheon Declaration and Plan of Action,” which states that government and civil society organizations should address education in emergency situations by responding to the needs of children and adults and by promoting safety, resilience, and social cohesion, in order to reduce the risks of conﬂict.
The seminar is a free and open event.
Due to space limitations the event is limited to 120 participants. Registrations in be confimed after regstration.
Summary report with recommendations for future collaborative projects across key stakeholders.
This session aims to create a shared understanding about EiE concepts, definitions, and framework for further discussion during the Seminar. Presenters will map the key theories and topics that shape the field of Education in Emergencies and engage in an interactive activity with the audience.
Facilitator: Júlio Santos, IE-UMinho
This session aims to meet the following objectives, by the end of the session, participants will:
Each speaker will focus on a specific topic followed by Q&A with the audience (12 min. each)
Facilitator – Taro Komatsu, Sophia University
This breakout group session aims to foster information and experience sharing between different stakeholders and across different regions within 3 thematic groups. Each group will have 2-3 questions to guide discussion in small groups. The questions will be related to challenges and opportunities within each topic. Participants can choose in which group they want to participate. Some organizations will be invited to participate in a specific group in order to ensure inputs related to the group topic.
There will be a notetaker in each group and each group will choose a spokesperson to share a summary of the discussions.
EiE Teaching, Training and Capacity Development
Facilitator: Ana Cunha, Movement for the Support to Refugees (MAR), Minho University
EiE Research and Knowledge Management
Facilitator: Mieke Lopes-Cardozo, University of Amsterdam
EiE Trends and Agenda
Facilitator: Peter Simms, Children in Crisis
In this session each group spokesperson will share a summary of the discussions in the thematic groups work.
Permanent parallel exhibition: Parallel to these sessions, there will be room available for organizations to share materials, resources, posters, etc. Co-organized by the IoE, INEE with the support of volunteer students.
Please let us know if your organization is willing to contribute to this exhibition and what kind of materials are would like to bring by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.