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Meeting the Education Needs of Displaced Children and Young People
By the end of 2020 more than 82 million people were forcibly displaced – of which 33 million were under 18. Children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis risk dropping out of school and never returning, especially girls and learners with disabilities.

The United Kingdom, Canada, UNHCR and Education Cannot Wait are convening a high-level roundtable to spotlight the needs of displaced children at risk of being left further behind as we prepare for a post-COVID-19 world. During this official side event of the Global Education Summit, participants will hear from refugee and internally displaced youth on international community’s role in supporting them to learn, and their own vision for education for vulnerable, displaced communities.

The discussion will be opened by The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of Education Cannot Wait’s High-Level Steering Group, and includes discussions with:

- Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait
- Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, Canada
- Stanislas Ouaro, Minister of Education, Burkina-Faso
- Jennifer Sklar, Senior Director Education, International Rescue Committee
- J Lawrence Aber, Willner Professor of Psychology & Public Policy, NYU Steinhardt
- Jean Marie Ishimwe, Refugee Youth Representative, Kenya
- Wendy Morton, Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas, UK
- Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training, Pakistan
- Meghan Kellner, Associate Director of Education & Adolescent Development, BRAC
- Afghan Female Teacher
- Asma Rabi, Refugee Youth Representative, Pakistan
- David Miliband, CEO/President, International Rescue Committee
- Raouf Mazou, Assistant High Commissioner - Operations, UNHCR
- Rebecca Telford, Moderator; Chief, Education Section, UNHCR

All will discuss challenges and promising practices to overcome barriers children and young people affected by displacement face. We look forward to your joining us

Jul 27, 2021 02:00 PM in London

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