Education and Peacebuilding in Uganda.

Simone Datzberger, Alan McCully, Alan Smith

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Between July 2014 and December 2015 the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, a partnership between UNICEF and the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sussex, Ulster University and in-country partners, will address one of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA) key objectives – ‘contributing to the generation and use of evidence and knowledge in policies and programming related to education, conflict and peacebuilding’.Consortium teams carried out research in four countries over the course of the project: Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa, and Uganda. Each team will produce a specific country report which, alongside thematic Literature Reviews, form the basis for three synthesis reports addressing the following specific thematic areas:• The integration of education into peacebuilding processes at global and country levels.• The role of teachers in peacebuilding.• The role of formal and non-formal peacebuilding education programmes focusing on youth.In addition, throughout the research project and as a cross cutting theme in all three areas, the research project aims to understand the dynamics and impact of various forms of direct and indirect violence in relation to education systems and educational actors in situations of conflict. Each thematic focus will also include a gender analysis.The research seeks to generate evidence that can inform policy and practice aimed at the global and national peacebuilding community, and the global and national education and international development communities.
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Datzberger, S., McCully, A., & Smith, A. (2015). Education and Peacebuilding in Uganda.
Datzberger, Simone ; McCully, Alan ; Smith, Alan. / Education and Peacebuilding in Uganda. 2015. 122 p.
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Y1 - 2015/12

N2 - Between July 2014 and December 2015 the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, a partnership between UNICEF and the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sussex, Ulster University and in-country partners, will address one of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA) key objectives – ‘contributing to the generation and use of evidence and knowledge in policies and programming related to education, conflict and peacebuilding’.Consortium teams carried out research in four countries over the course of the project: Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa, and Uganda. Each team will produce a specific country report which, alongside thematic Literature Reviews, form the basis for three synthesis reports addressing the following specific thematic areas:• The integration of education into peacebuilding processes at global and country levels.• The role of teachers in peacebuilding.• The role of formal and non-formal peacebuilding education programmes focusing on youth.In addition, throughout the research project and as a cross cutting theme in all three areas, the research project aims to understand the dynamics and impact of various forms of direct and indirect violence in relation to education systems and educational actors in situations of conflict. Each thematic focus will also include a gender analysis.The research seeks to generate evidence that can inform policy and practice aimed at the global and national peacebuilding community, and the global and national education and international development communities.

AB - Between July 2014 and December 2015 the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, a partnership between UNICEF and the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sussex, Ulster University and in-country partners, will address one of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA) key objectives – ‘contributing to the generation and use of evidence and knowledge in policies and programming related to education, conflict and peacebuilding’.Consortium teams carried out research in four countries over the course of the project: Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa, and Uganda. Each team will produce a specific country report which, alongside thematic Literature Reviews, form the basis for three synthesis reports addressing the following specific thematic areas:• The integration of education into peacebuilding processes at global and country levels.• The role of teachers in peacebuilding.• The role of formal and non-formal peacebuilding education programmes focusing on youth.In addition, throughout the research project and as a cross cutting theme in all three areas, the research project aims to understand the dynamics and impact of various forms of direct and indirect violence in relation to education systems and educational actors in situations of conflict. Each thematic focus will also include a gender analysis.The research seeks to generate evidence that can inform policy and practice aimed at the global and national peacebuilding community, and the global and national education and international development communities.

KW - Education conflict peacebuilding Uganda

M3 - Commissioned report

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Datzberger S, McCully A, Smith A. Education and Peacebuilding in Uganda. 2015. 122 p.