PEIC AT UKFIET

This was the first time that EAA was present at UKFIET that brings together global leaders in field such as Ms Alice Albright of GPE as well as nearly 500 of the leading academic and policy specialist. Ensuring that it builds its global recognition, EAA was present through two of its programmes, Educate A Child and PEIC. PEIC sponsored, chaired and attended various session. In addition, PEIC carried engaged with Portland Communications to carry out advocacy activities including vlogs and short videos for #educationmeans campaign.

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Conflict-Sensitive Education Training Of Trainers Held In Amman

On July 10-13, PEIC’s partner the Inter Agency Network on Education in Emergencies (INEE) conducted its first Conflict-Sensitive Education (CSE) Training of Trainers (ToT) hosted by UNRWA in Amman, Jordan using funding from PEIC. The four-day workshop is part of the​ INEE​ CSE Capacity Building Program which aims to support the integration of conflict-sensitive education strategies into​​ current and future programming and policies​ of agencies working​ in ​crisis-affected ​and fragile environments.

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The UN awards EAA special consultative status

The United Nations Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) awarded the Special Consultative Status in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to EAA during its session, which began at the UN headquarters in New York on May 22nd. The selection of EAA comes as an acknowledgement of its outstanding role in promoting education in over 50 countries around the world. The award is also in recognition of the foundation’s work with children whose education has been disrupted by conflict.

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PEIC in the media

As part of our work with Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI), PEIC has been giving a voice to refugee youth and providing opportunities for empowerment through education. This article was written by two youth leaders, Monday and Hidita, in March of this year and is particularly pertinent when we reflect on World Refugee Day on 20 June.

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Law, Education & the Sustainable Development Goals.

PEIC and The Hague Institute for Global Justice, hosted a seminar in The Hague on Friday 19 May titled Law, Education and the Sustainable Development Goals. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, convened leaders from the legal, education and development sector to explore how global governance can be strengthened to protect and defend education in conflict and hold those who attack schools, children and teachers to account.

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Second International Conference on Safe Schools

The Second International Conference on Safe Schools hosted by the Government of Argentina took place from 28 to 29 March 2017 in Buenos Aires.​ EAA-PEIC were represented by Peter Klanduch, Director of Legal Advocacy, at the Argentina Conference where France, Canada, Armenia, Belgium and Malta endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration The conference reviewed states’ efforts to protect education from attack, taking stock of the implementation of the Safe Schools Declaration and using the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use.

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PEIC at CIES 2017

PEIC led a workshop on education in fragile and post-conflict situations on 5 March in Atlanta at CIES2017. Over 50 experts listened as Mubarak Al-Thani welcomed them on behalf of EAA and PEIC. The keynote address by Aaron Benavot, the head of GEM Report introduced SDG Target 4.7, requiring education to help build sustainable peace and respect for human rights and cultural diversity.The purpose of the workshop was to ensure that education materials support Target 4.7, are conflict-sensitive and help reduce the risk of future conflict. Participants worked productively for 6 hours, with one working group using Bloom software and the other focused on strategy and follow-up.

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Intl Conference on Human Rights Approach to Conflict Situations in the Arab Region

The importance of defending education during times of conflict was highlighted 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. 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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