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

Berlin, December 5 – 7, 2018

Special Focus Session ACC07

Technology-enabled Education Opportunities for Displaced People in Challenging Circumstances

Date Thursday, Dec 7  Time   –   

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.

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