Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls
The 2019 GEM Report will continue its assessment of progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education and its ten targets, as well as other related education targets in the SDG agenda.
Its main focus will be the theme of migration and displacement. It will present evidence on the implications of different types of migration and displacement for education systems but also the impact that reforming education curricula and approaches to pedagogy and teacher preparation can have on addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by migration and displacement. It will give voice to experiences in host and home communities.
With the help of case studies, it will illustrate approaches which work and could be scaled up. In this way, it aims to serve be a tool for practitioners. It will make the case for investing in education of good quality in rural areas suffering from depopulation and in slum areas suffering from large population inflows; in countries with high rates of emigration and those with high rates of immigration; in short-term refugee emergencies and in protracted crises. Its analysis, conclusions and recommendations will advance the aims of SDG 4 and its call to leave no one behind.
The 2019 GEM Report is due to be published on the 20th November at major events in Berlin, Beirut, Morocco, Nairobi and Brussels. These events and more are in our calendar.