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Education in Emergencies at WHS 2016

22 May 2016

The first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will be held in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016. The purpose of this summit is to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action to collectively address future humanitarian challenges. Read more about the goals and background of WHS -- and how education features prominently in the agenda -- on the INEE website.

EiE events at WHS

Below is a list of WHS events related to education. INEE staff and many partners will be speaking at these events, and we will be live-tweeting some of them at @INEEtweets (#EducationinEmergencies, #EducationCannotWait, #WHSummit, #ShareHumanity). Click to access the full WHS programme.

We hope to see you in Istanbul or on Twitter!

Monday, 23 May 2016

  • Stepping Up in Crises: Finance, Delivery and Innovation in Education
    Breakfast event hosted by the Global Business Coalition for Education
    Monday May 23 2016  7:00- 8:15
    Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Ballroom, Istanbul
    Click for more information. NB - This event is at capacity and all attending guests must be registered in advance.
  • Empowering Youth Affected by the Syria Crisis
    Side Event organized by UNICEF in partnership with Mercy Corps, Save the Children, UNFPA, UNHCR and World Vision International
    Monday 23 May 2016 11:00-12:30
    Location: Rumeli Hall 3, Lüfti Kirdar Convention Center
    Click for more information.

  • Delivering Quality Education in Emergencies: What Needs to Be Done?
    Side Event organized by TheirWorld, UNRWA, INEE, the Global Campaign for Education, Jesuit Refugee Service, War Child
    Monday 23 May 2016 13:00-14:30
    Location: Hisar (330 - Theater), Lüfti Kirdar Convention Center

    1:00 – 1:30 pm – The Challenges
    This panel will explore the practical challenges that need to be met and the steps to be taken to ensure the provision of sustained quality education in an emergency, most specifically in light of the launching of the Education Cannot Wait Fund at the WHS.

    Gordon Brown – Former Prime Minister of the UK; UN Special Envoy for Global Education
    Hon. Julia Gillard – Former Prime Minister of Australia; Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education
    Pierre Krahenbuhl – Commissioner-General, UNRWA
    Elias Bou Saab – Minister of Education, Lebanon
    Helle Thorning-Schmidt – Former Prime Minister of Denmark; CEO, Save the Children International
    Jan Egeland – Secretary General, Norwegian Refugee Council
    Irina Bokova – Director-General, UNESCO
    The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience

    1:30 – 2:00 pm – Learning from Experience and the Role of Innovation
    The panel will address the challenges outlined in the first panel and will look at concrete examples of delivering education in emergencies on the ground and the ways in which new techniques and innovation have supported this delivery. It will address the question, “what works, what lessons have we learned, and how we can further strengthen education program delivery in emergencies”?

    David Miliband – President & Chief Executive Officer, International Rescue Committee
    Tom Smolich – International Director, Jesuit Refugee Service
    Helle Gudmandsen – Board Member and Head of the Global Campaign for Education, IBIS
    Rob Williams – Chief Executive Officer, War Child UK
    Zeynep Gunduz – Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, RET International
    Dirk Booy - Partnership Leader of Global Field Operations, World Vision
    The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience

    2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Partnerships and International Cooperation
    This panel will address how collaboration at all levels can better enable the provision of education in emergencies, the role of standards in this process, and will consider in particular the future role of the Education Crisis Platform.

    Peter Laugharn - President & Chief Executive Officer, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
    Sarah Brown – Executive Chair, Global Business Coalition for Education; President, Theirworld
    Annemiek Hoogenboom – Country Director, People’s Postcode Lottery
    Tariq Al Gurg – Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares
    Hugh McLean – Director of Education Support Program, Open Society Foundation
    Mazen Hayek – Group Director of Public Relations & Commercial, MBC Hope
    Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi – Executive Director, Educate A Child
    The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience

    Concluding Remarks by Dean Brooks – Director of Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies

    Click to download the flyeragenda, and panelist biographies

*** Follow this event live @INEEtweets ***

  • Countering Violent Extremism, Recovering from Crisis, and Fostering Stability in the Sahel: Mali’s Case
    Side Event organized by The Safe Schools Declaration: Protecting Education from Attack During Armed Conflict
    Monday 23 May 2016 15:00-16:30
    Location: Rumeli Hall 9 (60 - Theater), Lüfti Kirdar Convention Center

  • SPECIAL SESSION: Launch of Education Cannot Wait fund
    Monday 23 May 2016 16:00-17:00
    Istanbul Congress Center

       Chaired by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education
       Speakers include: 
          Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary General
          Lama Khoury/Joseph Munyambanza GEFI Youth Advocacy Group
          Maker Famba Mwangu Minister of Education, Democratic Republic of the Congo
          Elias Abu Saab Minister of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon
          Julia Gillard Chair of the Global Partnership for Education
          Justine Greening Secretary of State for International Development, UK
          Neven Mimica European Commissioner for Intl. Development and Cooperation
          Gayle Smith Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development
          Børge Brende Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
          Helle Thorning-Schmidt Chief Executive, Save the Children International

          Click for more information and download the flyer.

*** Follow this event live @INEEtweets #EducationCannotWait ***

  • Multi Media Approaches to Supporting Children and Families in Crisis Settings
    Side Event panel including Sesame Workshop, Elephant Song Media, International Rescue Committee, Every Woman Every Child, and Global Poverty Project.
    Monday 23 May 2016 17:00-18:30
    Location: Rumeli Hall 4, Lüfti Kirdar Convention Center
    Click to download the flyer.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

  • Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises: Towards a Strengthened Response in African Nations

    Side Event: Meeting with African Ministers co-hosted by the Global Partnership for Education, European Commission Humanitarian Aid, UNHCR and UNICEF
    Tuesday 24 May 2016  9:00 - 10:30
    Location: Marmara Theater, Lüfti Kirdar Convention Center
    Click for more information

*** Follow this event live @INEEtweets ***

  • Value-Based Education: Guiding the Next Generation Towards Humanitarian Principles -Also in Emergencies
    Side Event organized by Switzerland and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    Tuesday 24 May 2016 9:00-10:30
    Location: Rumeli Hall 8 (150 - Theater), Lüfti Kirdar Convention Center
    Click to download the event flyer and background material.

  • Localizing Humanitarian Aid: Building Resilient Networks, Systems, Organisations and People
    Side Event organized by the Center for Education and Research for Humanitarian Action (CERAH), BRACED, ADDRN
    Tuesday 24 May 2016 13:00-14:30
    Location: Rumeli Hall 2 (200 - Roundtable), Lüfti Kirdar Convention Center

  • The Safe Schools Declaration: Protecting Education from Attack during Armed Conflict
    Side Event organized by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Tuesday 24 May 2016 15:00-16:30
    Location: Rumeli Hall 1 (300 - Classroom), Lüfti Kirdar Convention Center

  • The Role of Education in Enhancing Social Reconciliation in Conflict Areas
    Side Event organized by Qatar Charity
    Tuesday 24 May 2016 17:00-18:30
    Location: Dolmabahce C (150 - Theater), Lüfti Kirdar Convention Center
    Click for more information

*** Follow this event live @INEEtweets ***