Adapting and Improving Education Programs in Conflict-Affected Environments, Northern Nigeria
This agenda provides detailed activities of ECCN's three-day field workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, titled Adapting and Improving Education Programs in Conflict-Affected Environments, Northern Nigeria, held in September 14-16, 2015.
This participant handbook summarizes the three-day field workshop. In particular, the workshop covered topics such as: the relationship between conflict and education; conflict sensitivity; conflict assessment; and using data and feedback loops to drive collaborative consultation for decision-making.
The handbook outlines each day's sessions, providing a summary description of every session; the learning objective of each session; detailed expected participant learning outcomes; and a description of each activity. The handbook also contains all presentations, handouts and materials used for each session, with one exception: the role descriptions used in the simulation activity. These role descriptions are found in a separate document containing all simulation materials.
By including such detailed information, this participant handbook provides a comprehensive summary of the material covered during the workshop and will prove useful for those considering the development of similar workshops, as well as for those interested in learning the material itself.
This simulation is based on the context of the current crisis in northern Nigeria, challenged by IDP children and youth seeking education opportunity. Participants will assume organizational roles and experience the use of feedback loops, informed by data and information, to accomplish the following:
- Focus on program objectives for Education Conflict Response - to provide opportunities for relevant, safe, and effective education for girls, boys and youth who are affected by conflict, in particular those children and youth who have been displaced by the insurgency.
- Analyze the evidence on trends in access, safety, and learning - what are key factors both supporting and blocking progress—including drivers of conflict?
- Explore innovative and practical opportunities and solutions based on shared information.
- Apply good practices and guidelines for effective use of feedback loops for collaborative problem solving.