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26-29 September 2015, New York (USA)



The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2015 Annual Meeting will bring members together from across the world to translate good ideas into real results on the ground.


The CGI Annual Meeting will provide a global stage to amplify the impact of members' Commitments to Action, dynamic sessions for members to challenge approaches and share expertise, and a forum for defining the next decade of commitment-making through the "Future of Impact" theme.


In this framework a discussion will be held on "Beyond Shelter, Water, and Food: Prioritizing Education in Emergency Response" (September, 29). 


In 2015, the world is home to the largest refugee population since World War II due to mass displacement caused by natural disasters, war, and protracted crises. Investing in education in emergency settings provides the stability, structure, and routine that children need in order to cope with loss, fear, stress, and violence. Moreover, education in these environments significantly contributes to more peaceful, prosperous, and stable societies. Experienced practitioners in the field will provide expert insights on increasing access to relevant, quality education in emergencies and will present today’s most successful approaches to improving education service delivery in these settings.



• Frame the challenge that emergencies pose to achieving education development goals.
• Discuss the case for prioritizing education in emergency responses and how to incentivize new players to engage, take action, and elevate education’s role in these settings.
• Provide members an opportunity to share best practices and next steps for action.


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  • Source: International Organisations, Global Platform for Syrian Students
Last modified on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 09:56

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