Delivering Quality Education in Emergencies
Side Event at the forthcoming World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
The Side Event is co-hosted by Theirworld, UNRWA, INEE, the Global Campaign for Education, Jesuit Refugee Service, and War Child in collaboration with MBC Hope, Save the Children International, Dubai Cares and Educate a Child.
The Side Event will focus on the challenges and realities of providing education in emergencies.
Three panels, including high level representatives from UN Members States, Civil Society, NGOs, the private sector and UN Agencies will participate in the event to share their experiences and champion an integrated approach to the provision of quality education in emergencies. The Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will take part in the first panel discussion called "The Challenges".
This panel will explore the practical challenges that need to be met and the steps to be taken to
ensure the provision of sustained quality education in an emergency, most specifically in light of the
launching of the Education Crisis Platform at the WHS.
Depending on the scheduling of the event the panellists will include high level representatives from:
UNESCO • NRC • Save the Children International • Ministry for Education, Lebanon • UN
The objective of the side event will be to look at the delivery of education in emergencies in an integrated way through:-
● the sharing of practical experiences of those responsible for providing education in diverse
emergency settings and during protracted crises;
● the contributions and roles of civil society, Member States, UN agencies and the private sector in finding innovative solutions to meet the challenges;
● the global frameworks, systems and accountabilities which need to be in place, including the role of the Education Cannot Wait Fund in order to ensure sustained support for relevant and