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Global: Applications are open for Education in Emergencies course
20 July 2017

Class of a former edition of the Education in Emergencies course (Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs).
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Rome, 20 July 2017 - Applications are open for the Education in Emergencies course, organised and co-hosted by the Jesuit Refugee Service and the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University.

With close to 30 million children living in conflict-affected countries, and hundreds of thousands of families displaced by natural disasters and climate related events, education in times of crisis and conflict is indispensable to achieving the goal of universal education. The Education in Emergencies course provides aid workers with the intellectual tools needed to design and implement educational projects, from the emergency phase to post-conflict situations, with an emphasis on the mechanisms required to improve the quality of education during and after humanitarian crises. This course also focuses on the main challenges children face during forced displacement, from child recruitment to food security, and equips participants with knowledge of how to cater to the educational needs of the most vulnerable.

Participants will learn how to effectively craft and implement educational projects in areas affected by disaster or conflict. Students will examine current and past educational projects, conduct in-depth analysis of current standards and examine program initiatives implemented by leading nongovernmental organizations. Participants will engage in group sessions to brainstorm on the key components required to ensure a quality education in emergencies.

This year the course will take place in Malta from October 2 -6, 2017. This course is open to anyone in the humanitarian or education sector as a stand-alone course. Click here for more information

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