The Briefing provided participants with evidence-based practices successfully developed by Portugal, Canada and Mexico regarding education pathways. Participants also engaged in a meaningful, in-depth discussion about higher education opportunities as complementary pathways for admission to third countries. Furthermore, this Briefing has also been an opportunity to introduce the format and scope of the Global Education Pathways Task Force to be set up by UNHCR. This Task Force paves the way for wider participation by States and other stakeholders in building education pathways globally and driving the expansion of third country education opportunities for refugees.
Attached the concept note of the briefing as well as the concept note of the Global Education Pathways Task Force.
For the Global Platform for Syrian Students (www.globalplatformforsyrianstudents.org), invited to be part of a panel, this briefing was a great opportunity to share with other panellists and the audience its scholarship programme developed since 2014 and its new project of setting up a Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies (RRM) in order to create the appropriate eco-system that will allow to do more, better and faster each time a humanitarian crisis is declared. Enclosed some slides used in the presentation made during the session.