Education at the Margins: Reaching Children in Fragile & Conflict-Affected States

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:00am

Although primary school enrollment is increasing around the world, a staggering 57 million children are still not in the classroom.  Half of these children live in countries torn by conflict – and that number is on the rise. A sense of safety and stability is often out of reach, especially for girls. Schools and a quality education can provide a safe haven, while delivering important life skills and restoring hope for a new generation.

We invite you to join His Excellency, Ghulam Farook Wardak, Minister of Education, Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer, Global Partnership for Education, and David Morley, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada, for a candid conversation on how governments, civil society, and multilateral institutions have come together to determine needs and deliver critical education programming in challenging contexts. Their discussion will be moderated by Diane Jacovella, Assistant Deputy Minister – Global Issues and Development Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

We hope you will join us, either in person or via webcast:

Room 213
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J2
Thursday, February 27
4:00 - 4:30 pm Reception
4:30 - 6:00 pm Panel and Webcast begins

Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.


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International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

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