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Arab States 2019 GEM Report on migration, displacement and education

No region is as affected by migration and displacement as the Arab States. The resulting challenges call for education systems to adapt. They require that states have the administrative, financial and human resource capacity necessary to effectively respond to the diverse and complex needs of these populations – from language courses to recognition of qualifications. This response is vital: education holds the key to preparing and welcoming migrant and displaced populations, strengthening their sense of belonging, and supporting host communities; education is a central part of the inclusion process.

The first regional edition of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report published by UNESCO, the Arab States Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls Report analyses the impact of these population movements on education systems in the region and presents a series of recommendations to protect the right to education of those on the move.

During this webinar, GEM Report’s researcher Matthias Eck discussed learnings from the Arab States GEM Report, and Iman Assi and Sandra El Hadi, Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and Irina Isomova of UNHCR, and Frosse Dabit and Caroline Pontefract of UNRWA presented relevant case studies and programs.

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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Forced Displacement
Internally Displaced People