Category: Conflict, Crisis and Emergency

Learning as ecosystems: Reflective learning partnerships in philanthropic programming in education and displacement

We invite you to imagine… what could be the potential for more meaningful systems change, if refugee learners and populations would no longer be considered as a ‘problem’ to be solved, yet rather as an opportunity to exploring the potential for wider systems and structures in which displaced learners are… Read More

Day-to-day interactions: Contextualising the barest minimum for foundational learning for young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK

At the UKFIET conference, I presented my paper “My Foundation Starts Here: What Foundational Learning Means for Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers”, It was an opportunity to reflect on what foundational learning means for young people who have fled war or persecution and found themselves in the UK. Read More

Key takeaways and reflections from Early Childhood Education In Emergencies panel at 2023 UKFIET conference

Conflicts, crises, and climate change have resulted in the displacement of millions of children across the globe. Early childhood education and development (ECED) offers safety, security, and stability for children in crises. Despite its importance, ECED programming in emergencies is not viewed as a central pillar of humanitarian response. Read More

The Role of Community Partnerships in Reconstruction and Recovery in Somalia: Boosting education outcomes

Following decades of conflict and recurrent climate crises, Somalia’s Gross Enrolment Rate remains among the lowest globally at 31% (28% for girls) (EMIS Annual Statistical Yearbook 2022). Public service provision remains limited, with 44% of the students attending public or publicly-supported schools (ibid). Read More

Education Crisis in Myanmar: Reflections on the resilience and responses of ethnic education systems

Education in Myanmar is in crisis and will need a concerted effort by researchers, practitioners, donors, policymakers and partners to come together to find solutions. At the UKFIET conference, I felt very supported and replenished with new knowledge and got to know an expanded network of professionals to benefit MEC… Read More