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

Berlin, December 5 – 7, 2018

Special Focus Session ACC79

Delivering Tech-enabled Learning Opportunities to Displaced People: Near Home, On the Move, and Within Europe

Date Friday, Dec 8  Time   –   

Almost 1% of the world population (65m) are either refugees or internally displaced. UNHCR estimates that fewer than 50% of displaced children attend at least some primary school, 20% attend some secondary school, and only 1% attends higher education. Educating these mobile and very disadvantaged populations is extremely challenging. In this interactive and participative World Café session we will look at EdTech solutions that can contribute to providing education to serve three broad groups: those still in their country, or in a nearby country; those ‘on the move’, or seeking education opportunities elsewhere (scholarships); and those already in Europe. Whilst the focus will be on higher education, other levels will be addressed, particularly in the first two groups.


OEB speaker Gordon Slaven

Gordon Slaven

Slaven Consultancy Services Ltd, UK

OEB speaker David Banes

David Banes

Consultant working with The Qatar Foundation International for “Build Back Better”, UK

OEB speaker Karam Alhamad

Karam Alhamad

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

OEB speaker Jacqueline Strecker

Jacqueline Strecker

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Switzerland

OEB speaker Florian Rampelt

Florian Rampelt

Kiron Open Higher Education, Germany

OEB speaker Moataz Ghannam

Moataz Ghannam

BAU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany