Education, Health, and Well-being for Displaced Populations: Strengthening Coordination and Approaches across Humanitarian Sectors

Organized by
Columbia Global Centers
8 October 2020, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Forced Displacement
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Efforts to provide access for displaced learners to quality education in safe learning environments has been further hampered by the COVID-19 health pandemic. This panel aims to bring together perspectives from education and other humanitarian sectors to explore what is helping or hampering stronger intersectoral approaches for mitigating the compounded impact of forced displacement and the coronavirus on the lives of children, adolescents, and youth.



Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa
Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education
NYU Steinhardt

Dr. Lena Verdeli
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology,
Director of Clinical Training
Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Mary Mendenhall
Associate Professor of Practice
International and Comparative Education Program
Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Michela Martini
Migration health regional specialist for East and Horn of Africa
International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Dr. Vidur Chopra
Bruce S. Goldberg Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Teachers College, Columbia University