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Under various names – education and conflict, education and fragility, education and insecurity, etc – the understanding of linkages between education and violent conflict has emerged as an important and pressing area of inquiry.
Under various names – education and conflict, education and fragility, education and insecurity, etc – the understanding of linkages between education and violent conflict has emerged as an important and pressing area of inquiry. Work and research by practitioners and scholars has clearly pointed to the negative potential of education to contribute to and entrench violent conflict. This work has highlighted the struggle for education during and following periods of instability and demonstrated the degree to which communities affected by conflict prioritize educational opportunities. It has also offered powerful normative arguments for the importance of quality education for peacebuilding, reconciliation, postconflict reconstruction and development.
This December 2008 issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly focuses on children at risk and examines the situation of children seeking asylum and safety, children obliged to work, and children who are caught up in armed conflict, including notably child soldiers.
The Childwatch International Middle East and North Africa Regional Network is gathering researchers from the region in Amman, Jordan 19 - 20 November to focus on children living in situations of conflict, and how this affects their livelyhoods.
Keyatta University (KU) takes pride in the fact that it is home to some of the world's top scholars, researchers and educationists. KU is especially renowned for the high standards of the Education Department, its flagship department since inception. This is evidenced by the institution's ISO certification, in addition to being declared the top performing parastatal and university in Kenya in 2008.
CODESRIA is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production in Africa.
CINDE, is an educational research and development center, based in Colombia, with local, national and international projection. The Center's central focus is the creation of appropriate environments for the healthy physical and psychosocial development of young children.
In June 2001, CIDA launched its Action Plan on Child Protection. The action plan established a $2 million Child Protection Research Fund to explore certain aspects of children’s rights and protection and to inform and influence policy. Results from the 13 funded research projects are now available.
The Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life focuses on the ties between families and communities, at neighborhood to global level. We are particularly interested in the everyday experiences of children, youth, and adults in neighborhood institutions, such as schools, workplaces, religious organizations, civic groups, and courts. We seek to provide the knowledge necessary to enable these institutions to ensure respect for individual dignity, enhance "natural" social assistance, build a sense of community, promote civic participation, and foster family and neighborhood responsibility.
The Faculty's primary research areas are aligned to strategic social policy within the transformation and development agenda of post apartheid South Africa. Many of the projects happen to be in the area of child welfare, many others are on researching children's own perceptions and life experiences. In addition to the research focus, theh Faculty provide post qualifying and continued professional development and training for a range of social service professionals, mainly in child welfare practice. The latter includes child welfare legislation, child protection and clinical work with children and families.