Tag Archives: Violence

International Geneva, Conflict and Peacebuilding: What Role for Education?

By Mario Novelli, University of Sussex & NORRAG[1] When we think of ‘International Geneva’ we may reflect on the unique role that a range of Geneva-based International actors play in managing, resolving and overcoming wars and armed conflict. We think … Continue reading

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“(Mis-)Educating the Ghettoes of our world” – is there a Collective Neglect of the Role of Education for Youth in Violent Cities Around the World?

By Mieke Lopes Cardozo, University of Amsterdam; Jovana Carapic, Small Arms Survey, Geneva; Joost Monks, NORRAG Violent cities: the ghettoes of our world? The world is less peaceful today than it was in 2008, is indicated by the results of … Continue reading

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Reflections from Geneva – Vocational Education in the Context of Violence Extremism

By Tara Noronha, Mercy Corps. A few weeks ago, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – supported by NORRAG – convened a workshop in Geneva that brought together key practitioners, donors, policymakers, and researchers for thoughtful, honest discussions … Continue reading

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Countering Violent Extremism – can Education and Vocational Training Play a Role?

By Martine Zeuthen, The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). European specialists in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and education programming gathered in Geneva last month, to discuss the role of education and vocational training in CVE programming. I was invited as … Continue reading

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Preventing Violent Extremism: What Role for Education and Training?

By Laetitia Houlmann, Consultant SDC Education Network and Aude Mellet, NORRAG Sadly, a more than topical issue Even if it’s not a new phenomenon, the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) is – sadly enough – a highly topical issue in … Continue reading

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Why the Syria Donors Conference Matters Globally

By Hiba Salem, University of Cambridge. With Syria entering its sixth year of conflict, the Syria Donors Conference – scheduled for 4th February in London – has never been more important. A few days are left before the conference tackles … Continue reading

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Refugees, Displaced Persons and Education: New Challenges for Development and for Policy

When the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) of 2011 focused on The Hidden Crisis: Armed Conflict and Education, its focus was not principally with refugees at all, but with the massively deleterious effect of conflict on education. Arguably, … Continue reading

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