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The global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training

Berlin, December 6 – 8, 2017

Special Focus Session ACC07

Technology-enabled Education Opportunities for Displaced People in Challenging Circumstances

Date Thursday, Dec 7  Time   –    Room Charlottenburg 1

In this panel session, we will hear from panelists who are actively engaged in delivering EdTech supported education interventions in ‘challenging circumstances’ – i.e. in the regions and countries where the majority of displaced people are. The 65m displaced people in the world are clustered around four areas of the world: the Middle East (Syria and Iraq); South Asia (Afghanistan); North East Africa (particularly South Sudan); Central Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic). Apart from displaced people within these countries, refugees from the same countries are primarily in countries that neighbour them: Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, etc. The panel will offer examples of work currently being undertaken in some of these countries.

Chairperson

OEB speaker Gordon Slaven

Gordon Slaven

Slaven Consultancy Services Ltd, UK

Speakers

OEB speaker Karam Alhamad

Karam Alhamad

Syrian Human Rights Activist | Independent Advocacy and Policy Consultant, Syria

OEB speaker Harry Haynes

Harry Haynes

British Council, Egypt

OEB speaker Barbara Moser-Mercer

Barbara Moser-Mercer

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Pedagogy, Technology and Space: Digital Learning in Displacement

OEB speaker Jacqueline Strecker

Jacqueline Strecker

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Switzerland