Promising Learning through Play Practices in Emergency Response: Findings from the PlayMatters Emergency Response Mechanism in Ethiopia

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
LEGO Foundation
31 August 2023, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (UTC)
Learning through Play
Geographic Focus

This webinar will present findings from the PlayMatters project from its one-year multisectoral Emergency Response Mechanism in conflict-affected Ethiopia. It will also include a moderated dialogue between INEE Teachers in Crisis Contexts (TiCC) Working Group members, the LEGO Foundation, and the PlayMatters team on Learning through Play methods in EiE.


  • Tsegaye Lolaso Lenjebo, PlayMatters ERM Research and Learning Specialist, International Rescue Committee
  • Anne Smiley, EdD, Deputy Project Director of Technical & Research, PlayMatters, International Rescue Committee
  • Jonathan Kwok, Regional Research & MEL Manager, PlayMatters, International Rescue Committee
  • Tesfaye Birhanu Shiferaw, Education in Emergency Manager, International Rescue Committee
  • Solomon Gadisa Jigi, Emergency Response Manager, International Rescue Committee
  • Paul Frisoli, EdD, Senior Programme Specialist, the LEGO Foundation
  • Amy Parker, Senior Learning through Play Advisor, Save the Children
  • Danni Falk, EiE Researcher & Practice, Independent Consultant
  • Abla Assaf, Education Technical Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council

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