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25 January 2021: Launch of the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies

The Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies is a pledge issued at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum by ten key institutions to join forces and collectively make a difference for the education of crisis-affected and displaced children and youth. The Hub will be launched on the occasion of the 2021 International Day of Education. A high-level panel will exchange with participants on how the Geneva Global Hub can be a catalyst for change to respond to children’s education needs in contexts affected by conflict, violence, disasters and displacement.

NORRAG is supporting the launch as a partner to several organizations working to establish a hub which can engage governments, humanitarian, development, and academic actors to come together for transformative joint action.

Join us for the launch event: Launch of the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies – A Catalyst for Change.

The Webinar language will be in English, interpretation will be provided in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish, as well as sign language.

Date & time: 25 January 2021 – 13:00-14:30 CET

This event will be livestreamed on the EiE Geneva Hub Facebook page

After registration, please make sure to check your spam folder if you have not received the confirmation email. In addition, we recommend users from public institutions to use a personal email address to register as Zoom may be blocked by your place of work.

Programme (Download in English, العربية, Français, Español & Português)

Opening remarks by Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and the other international organisations in Geneva

Video – Voices from the field

Panel discussion moderated by Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait:

Hina Shikhani, Afghan refugee born in Pakistan
Helen Durham, Director of Law and Policy, ICRC
Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Fadi Yarak, Director General, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon
Giancarlo De Picciotto, Head of International Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Mali
Dean Brooks, Director, Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies
• Karl Blanchet, Director, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, a joint centre of The Graduate Institute and University of Geneva

Closing remarks by Meritxell Relaño, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Programmes, UNICEF


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Other hashtags to use in connection with the launch: #StrongerTogether, #UnlockChangeforEiE, #SDG4, #EducationDay

Picture credits: UNICEF/Iraq2015/Anmar

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