The role of education in peacebuilding
Mario Novell; Alan Smith | United Nations Children’s Fund | 2011
This report presents findings from a review undertaken as part of the knowledge generationcomponent of the Education and Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition (EEPCT)programme, a major initiative intended to “put education in emergency and post-crisistransition countries on a viable path of sustainable progress towards quality basic educationfor all”. Established as a major partnership between UNICEF, the Government of theNetherlands and the European Commission, EEPCT ran from 2006 to 2011.
The purpose of the study was to examine the role of education in peacebuilding in postconflictsettings and to consider how education interventions and programming could have astronger role in the peacebuilding architecture of the UN system. Given concerns about thefrequency of relapses into conflict, highlighted as a priority to be addressed by UnitedNations (UN) peacebuilding efforts, the subject of the study is important and highly relevantto strengthen peacebuilding efforts. The findings and insights presented in the report areintended to provide a basis for consultation and discussion within UNICEF on how theorganization can most effectively contribute to peacebuilding through education.