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Round Table: PSS and SEL


INEE Round Table on Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning

18 October 2017 - Florence, Italy


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Broadcast will start at 8:30am CET (Florence, Italy), 18 October 2017. 


This round table brings together education and psychosocial support practitioners and researchers working in the field of education in emergencies (EiE) and protracted crises, with the aim of sharing recent research and tools, discussing innovative approaches, and articulating knowledge gaps in the field of psychosocial support (PSS) and social and emotional learning (SEL).

Attendees are invited to participate in group discussions and draft policy recommendations and strategies for action. It is expected that strong inter-agency commitment to this project will ensure high quality outcomes from the event.

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Roundtable objectives:

  1. Discuss innovative approaches to addressing psychosocial well-being and supporting social and emotionally intelligent communities in emergencies (examples will be drawn from multiple agencies and programmes);
  2. Articulate key knowledge gaps in the field of PSS and SEL, especially linkages between PSS & SEL programs with learning outcomes;
  3. Develop policy recommendations for PSS and SEL programming in education in emergencies.
  4. Share progress on the forthcoming INEE Guidance Note on PSS and SEL.



Click to access and print the concept note, list of participants, and practical information.



(Links will follow closer to the event.)

  • Artolution: Community-based public arts as psychosocial support and social and emotional learning in refugee camps, Max Frieder (Artolution)
  • Supporting recovery: Research-Practice Partnerships in PSS and SEL programming, Camilla Lodi (NRC) and Jon-Hakon Schultz (University of Tromsø); Paul Frisoli (IRC) and Carly Tubbs Dolan (NYU)


Case Study Presentations

(Links will follow closer to the event.)

  • AECOM/Morning Stars South Sudan, Shiphrah Mutungi
  • BIFERD, Jonas Habimana
  • Caritas Switzerland, Beatrice Rutishauser-Ramm
  • Creative Associates and IRC, Julia Finder and Rena Deitz
  • IRC and Global TIES NYU, Ha Yeon Kim and Jamie Weiss-Yagoda
  • Right to Play International, Andrea Diaz-Varela
  • Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, Northwestern University and University of Michigan, Ilham Nasser
  • Save the Children US, Rachel McKinney
  • UNRWA, Frosse Dabit
  • World Learning Inc, Wafa Kotob
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, Mary Mendenhall


Poster Presentations

(Links will follow closer to the event.)

  • War Child UK, Jessica Louise Oddy
  • AVSI Foundation, Guido Calvi
  • War Child Holland, April Coetzee and Vania Alves
  • Caritas Austria, Friederike Rochowanski
  • RTI International, Julianne Norman
  • Save the Children UK, Emma Soye
  • Sunrise/Pambazuko Project, Staci Martin and Gerawork Teferra
  • Social and Emotional Learning Community of Practice, Alison Joyner and Rena Deitz


This Round Table is a collaborative effort of INEE, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and the University of Florence.