Learning for Peace

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Conflict - Education for Peacebuilding
Conflict - Peace Education

Learning for Peace logoFrom 2012-2016, UNICEF and the Government of the Netherlands undertook a multi-year partnership entitled Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA), also known as Learning for Peace. The objective of this program was to test how education can be leveraged to contribute to the mitigation of drivers of conflict in fragile and post-conflict countries. Unlike other UNICEF education in emergency programs, peacebuilding was seen as the primary objective of Learning for Peace, with the goal of strengthening – through the education system and the provision of social services – resilience, social cohesion, and human security in conflict-affected contexts.

During the project period, Learning for Peace produced dozens of briefs, reports, case studies, guides, and research products, and compiled many other relevant resources related to the link between education and peacebuilding. In cooperation with UNICEF, the full collection of these resources is available below, organized in thematic categories.

Learning for Peace: Lessons Learned from UNICEF’s Peacebuilding, Education, and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Context Programme

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Children and Peace, Peace Psychology Book Series
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English
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This chapter summarizes lessons learned from the implementation of “Learning for Peace” across 14 fragile and post-conflict countries. A theoretical framework for understanding education’s contributions to conflict and peace as well as a monitoring and evaluation framework for assessing its contributions toward social cohesion, will be introduced

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Adolescents and Youth

This list of resources on Adolescents and Youth are part of the larger Learning for Peace project which produced dozens of briefs, reports, case studies, guides, and research products, and compiled many other relevant resources related to the link between education and peacebuilding.

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Conflict Analysis

This list of resources on Conflict Analysis are part of the larger Learning for Peace project. It contains conflict summaries from 14 conflict analysis studies. It also contains a lessons-learned analysis useful to education practitioners planning to participate in conflict analysis research in fragile and post-conflict societies.

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Early Childhood Development

This list of resources on Early Childhood Development are part of the larger Learning for Peace project which produced dozens of briefs, reports, case studies, guides, and research products, and compiled many other relevant resources related to the link between education and peacebuilding.

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Education Governance

This section presents research conducted by the Universities of Amsterdam, Sussex and Ulster whether and how education systems in different fragile and post-conflict countries seek to build the potential of teachers, youth and gender-relations for equitable, representative, culturally-sensitive and reconciliation-relevant education platforms.

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Education Under Attack

This list of resources on Education Under Attack are part of the larger Learning for Peace project. This section provides access to key guidance notes and reports of the Global Coalition to Protect Education Against Attack [GCPEA].

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Equity and Inequality

This list of resources on Equity and Inequality are part of the larger Learning for Peace project. This section compiles the FHI360 research publications that compared education equality data and violent conflict data from nearly 100 countries over 50 years.

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Gender

This list of resources on Gender are part of the larger Learning for Peace project. This section provides concepts and evidence on whether and how gender roles and social status correlates to conflict and social cohesion in fragile and post-conflict contexts.

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Measuring Social Cohesion

This list of resources on Measuring Social Cohesion are part of the larger Learning for Peace project which produced dozens of briefs, reports, case studies, guides, and research products, and compiled many other relevant resources related to the link between education and peacebuilding.

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Programming

This list of resources on Programming are part of the larger Learning for Peace project. This section provides guidance notes on conflict-sensitive education programming, and education-for-peacebuilding programming, as well as case studies and programme evaluations on different education-for-peacebuilding interventions.

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Risk-Informed Programming

This list of resources on Risk-Informed Programming are part of the larger Learning for Peace project. This section introduces UNICEF’s framework for risk-informed programming that is used for the preparation of five-year country development plans.

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Resilience, Language, and Social Cohesion

This list of resources on Resilience, Language, and Social Cohesion are part of the larger Learning for Peace project. This section provides a summary report of minority language policy dialogue platforms held in Myanmar and Malaysia.

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Transitional Justice

This list of resources on Transitional Justice are part of the larger Learning for Peace project. This section contains a volume of case studies that illustrates how Ministries of Education and civil societies from around the world have attempted to address legacies of past injustices through education.