Education for a Better Future – Creating Prospects for Displaced Populations: Conference Report

With more than 65 million people currently fleeing from war, violence and natural disasters, the most severe refugee crisis since World War II is creating a lost generation of children and youth with no access to adequate educational opportunities. Forced displacement is one of the biggest obstacles to reaching the international education goal to ensure inclusive, equitable quality education and opportunities for lifelong learning for all by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal 4). The aim of this international conference was to examine the role of education and skills development in generating future prospects for forcibly displaced persons. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive workshops, key challenges, good practices and lessons learned were identified and recommendations formulated for research, policy and practice. The event offered an opportunity to bring together international humanitarian and development actors to jointly take stock of their engagement, discuss challenges and effective approaches, identify synergies, and strengthen partnerships for education and skills development in contexts of forced displacement.

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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

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Christopher Talbot