INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Training

INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Training

Saturday 1st March and Sunday 2nd March, 2014 

 Time: 9:30 to 5:30 

 Room 746, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London 

We are participating in the INEE (International Network for Education in Emergencies) global program to pilot their new conflict sensitive education training package.

The INEE has produced these materials for the education sector to tackle the growing recognition that we need to take responsibility for the unintended negative consequences of traditional aid programs. The training materials aim to strengthen institutional and individual capacity of stakeholders in developing and implementing conflict sensitive education programs, policies and strategies.

What is conflict sensitive education? Conflict sensitive education is the process of:

1. understanding the context in which the education policy/program takes place;

2. analysing the two-way interaction between the context and the education policy/program, and;

3. acting to minimize negative impacts and maximise positive impacts of education policies and programming on conflict within an organisation’s given priorities.

WHY integrate conflict sensitivity in the education sector?

The Context and Challenge

Education in conflict-affected and fragile contexts remains an unfulfilled promise. Of the 61 million children worldwide who are out of primary school, 28 million girls and boys live in conflict-affected fragile states (EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011).

Millions more youth lack access to relevant learning opportunities and skills for employment in these contexts. 127 million youth and about 796 million adults are illiterate, two-thirds of whom are women (UNESCO, 2010).

Widespread sexual violence, targeted attacks on schools, and other abuses prevent girls, boys, young women and young men from gaining access to quality, relevant education in safe learning environments.

The Importance

Education policies and programs that only focus on technical solutions are not sufficient to address the challenges found in conflict-affected and fragile contexts.

If attention to conflict is not integrated into education policy and programming, there is a risk that education investments will increase tensions.

It is crucial that all humanitarian, development, and educational programs respond to the context and the dynamics of the conflict by being “conflict sensitive,” both minimizing negative impacts and maximizing positive impacts.

The Pilot

We will be running a 2 day pilot of the INEE conflict sensitive education training materials over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd March at the Institute of Education, London.

This will be of interest to people currently working or wanting to work in education in emergencies, conflict affected or fragile states, to students, practitioners and policy makers and anyone with an interest in conflict sensitive education.

The learning objectives state that at the end of the 2 day training participants will be able to:

  1. Explain conflict sensitive education, why it is important, when it is applicable, and where to find additional resources, such as the INEE CSE Pack (module 1)
  2. Understand conflict analysis, its key elements, how to apply it, and how to use the findings (module 2)
  3. Know how to conduct a program impact framework analysis to inform program design (module 3)
  4. Know conflict sensitive strategies for the INEE domains: Access and Learning Environment, Teaching and Learning, Teachers and other Education Personnel, and Education Policy (modules 4,5,6, and 7)
  5. Explain how monitoring and evaluation can contribute to conflict, strategies to avoid this, and indicators to measure conflict and education program interaction with conflict (module 8)

For more information, please visit the INEE website.

This event is free to attend, but please note that we do not have a budget for refreshments. There are facilities at the Institute of Education to purchase refreshments, and the area around Russell Square has a range of options for lunch. Please bring something to write with. The nearest tube station is Russell Square, or it is a 10 minute walk from Euston station.

If you would like to attend please sign up with Eventbrite here.  If you are interested in facilitating part of the training to gain experience,  or have any other queries please contact Anna Wilson at annawilson21@hotmail.com.

We hope you will be able to join us and look forward to meeting you!

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