While the world seems always to be preparing for war (or as defense as some would have us believe) it is worth considering the efforts needed to ‘learn for peace’ and learn to build peaceful futures:

Learning for Peace

‘Learning for Peace’ – the four-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme – is a partnership between UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands, the national governments of 14 participating countries and other key supporters. It is an innovative, cross-sectoral programme focusing on education and peacebuilding.

The programme focuses on five key outcomes:

  • Outcome one: increase inclusion of education into peacebuilding and conflict reduction policies, analyses and implementation.
  • Outcome two: increase institutional capacities to supply conflict-sensitive education.
  • Outcome three: increase the capacities of children, parents, teachers and other duty bearers to prevent, reduce and cope with conflict and promote peace.
  • Outcome four: increase access to quality and relevant conflict-sensitive education that contributes to peace.
  • Outcome five: contribute to the generation and use of evidence and knowledge in policies and programming related to education, conflict and peacebuilding.

Fourteen countries have been selected across East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa.

To learn more, please click here.


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