PEIC at CIES 2017

PEIC is leading a Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) pre-conference workshop on creating conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting education materials in countries affected by fragile or post-conflict states. The workshop is sponsored jointly with USAID’s Education in Crisis and Conflict Network.

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PEIC at the International Conference on Human Rights Approach to Conflict Situations in the Arab Region

The importance of defending education during times of conflict was highlighted during the International Conference on Human Rights Approach to Conflict Situations in the Arab Region, during a working group which brought together a number of legal and educational experts to discuss best practices for ensuring that children's rights to education are not violated during times of war.

The panel was organised by PEIC, with the aim of discussing the best ways of protecting education during armed conflict, and the Qatar-based organisation mentioned a number of its projects in the region.

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EAA Welcomes France's Commitment to Protect Children Affected by War and Conflict

Education Above All (EAA), welcomes President Hollande’s announcement endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration, becoming the 58th country to demonstrate support. On the 21st of February, France became the latest country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration (SSD), a series of common sense steps aimed at protecting students and teachers from attack in areas affected by war and conflict.

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PEIC & WPDI workshop

PEIC joined forces with its partner, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), for a week-long workshop in northern Uganda on February 6-10, 2017. PEIC worked with WPDI youth leaders from Northern Uganda and South Sudan, to discuss the importance of education as a fundamental human right that is even more important during war, conflict and insecurity.

PEIC held group discussions on the use of international criminal law to hold to account those who perpetrate genocide and the Safe Schools Declaration; A film about Rwanda titled 'Sometimes in April' was screened that led to a deep conversation on how to disrupt the process of ethnic violence, the International Criminal Court and its mandate in Eastern Africa.

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PEIC sponsors CMUQ Hackathon Category

PEIC sponsored the EAA Award for Humanitarian Technology at Carnegie Mellon University’s Hackathon 2017. Hackathon is a 24 hour coding competition where undergraduates develop and present an app that solves or improve a process. The EAA Award allows students to be originators of key ideas and technology that can contribute to PEIC’s development of the Global Data Service.

The winning team, Attack Responders, created an algorithm that collects data using web-crawling, databases, and Google and Twitter trends. The algorithm creates a confidence level for each event, visualizes it using mapping tools, and creates a predictive model which highlights regions where an attack was possible.

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PEIC at HBKU Majlis

The PEIC team presented at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law and Public Policy (HBKU CLPP) majlis session on 18th January 2017. The presentation was intended to introduce PEIC’s projects to the students, inform them of our work and activities, and raise their interests to allow them to engage in an interactive discussion with the team members with the prospect of finding possible future opportunities for their involvement.

The presentation outlined the legal, education, and technical projects. The projects brought to focus were those regarding Domestic Implementation; the International Criminal Court’s Policy on Children; the Safe Schools Declaration; Armed Non-State Actors; PEICs recent partnership with the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative; and Monitoring and Reporting of attacks on education.


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EAA-IIEP UNESCO meeting

At a presentation in Berlin, Education Above All Foundation, through its program Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), and the International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) UNESCO showcased a series of new tools to support those delivering education in conflict.

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Education Above All Condemns Attacks On Children And Schools In Syria

A new assault on Aleppo in Syria has effectively ended the ceasefire that had been in place since 18 October. The strikes targeted rebel-held areas in the eastern part of the city.

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PEIC workshop with WPDI (23 Oct - 26 Oct)

PEIC hosted a workshop for the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) youth leaders from South Sudan and northern Uganda. PEIC presented concepts underlying international law and specifically the protection of education in conflict and insecurity, and the Safe Schools Declaration. The concluding event was held at Georgetown University’s Qatar campus where the film War Dance was introduced by Prof Verhoven to audience members who included EAA staff, EAA’s youth advocates and GUQ undergraduates.

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