Past Event

Building resilience in crises through education: Findings and lessons learned in DRC, Ethiopia, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda

14 July 2022 12:00–13:35

This webinar is the culmination of over 4 years of programming and research on the well-being of teachers and students, their capacity to teach and learn in difficult contexts, and their resilience in the face of multiple challenges.

Practitioners and researchers will present short presentations about the overall scope of their programmatic work and research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Through a moderated discussion, presenters will then reflect on what they learned about key issues, including teacher professional development and well-being, student learning and well-being, and collaborative approaches for conducting this work with local, national, and global partners.

Simultaneous translation in French and Kiswahili will be available during the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the web event.

Moderators and presenters:

• Mary Mendenhall, Teachers College, Columbia University
Gauthier Marchais, Institute of Development Studies
• Yusuf Sayed, University of Sussex


• Mitali Agrawal, Centre for Fundamental Rights, Hertie School (Berlin)
• Bang Chuol, University of Gambella
• Aditi Desai, University of Sussex
• Ashika Desai, University of Sussex
• Sam Dumble, Statistics for Sustainable Development
• Danielle Falk, Teachers College, Columbia University
• Abrirahman Hanaf, Peace and Development Research Centre
• Muctar Hersi, Peace and Development Research Centre
• Neha Koirala, Empatika
• Samuel Matabishi, Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Bukavu
• Francis Okello, AVSI Uganda
• Diko Rose, Oxfam South Sudan
• Daniel Shephard, Teachers College, Columbia University

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