Our experience includes large-scale post-conflict education capacity building and reform in Cambodia (1997-2017), Rwanda (2001-2016) and Somalia (late 1990s-2017), as well as providing immediate technical assistance in Ethiopia, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda, among others. We also provided rapid-response support and advice to ministries of education around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic,
We have significant experience in refugee education. Through our work with Alexandria Schools Trust, we support the training of Syrian refugee teachers in Lebanon and Jordan, building on their existing skillsets in English as a medium of instruction. We have also developed the global evidence base on education for refugees and internally displaced persons, to facilitate dialogue among policymakers and inform our programmatic work in refugee and conflict-affected states.
Education in emergencies continues to be a focus of our research work. In recent years, we have partnered with IIEP-UNESCO to publish reports on teacher management in refugee settings in Kenya, Ethiopia and Jordan. Our researchers also produced a wealth of rapid-response research for organisations including the EdTech Hub and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) on education in emergencies – as well as education recovery – during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We Teach Here is a film series that focuses on the lives of teachers working in refugee settings in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. Some of these teachers are refugees themselves. Others are national teachers who are working with refugee learners. All are members of communities affected by crisis and displacement. We Teach Here removes our attachment to place to instead focus on people – it's about teachers who keep teaching, no matter what, no matter where. These are their stories: the lives they lead and the challenges and opportunities they encounter along the way.
Globally, there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced persons. Among these are 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are children. Effective teacher management is key to ensuring inclusive, equitable, quality education for these young people, and teachers constitute the most important factor affecting student learning. In crisis and displacement situations, the role of teachers is particularly significant: they are sometimes the only resource available to students. This report investigates teacher management in refugee contexts in Ethiopia, and is the first in a series of country reports. It contributes to a burgeoning body of evidence about teachers in refugee contexts and aims to provide policy guidance to support ministries of education.
Globally, there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced persons. Among these are 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are children. Effective teacher management is key to ensuring inclusive, equitable, quality education for these young people, and teachers constitute the most important factor affecting student learning.