Liveblog: The role of education in building social cohesion and sustainable peace

Live updates from a conference organized by GPE, UNICEF, and the World Bank

On April 6-7, GPE, UNICEF, and the World Bank are hosting a conference in Washington, D.C. on The Role of Education in Building Social Cohesion and Sustainable Peace.

During the event, key education and peacebuilding thought leaders, practitioners, and researchers will share and discuss latest evidence from the Learning for Peace program.

Presentations will cover topics ranging from education policy for peacebuilding to the links between education inequality and the likelihood of violent conflict to the importance of risk-informed education sector plans. Alice Albright, GPE's Chief Executive Officer, will open the conference.

The conference program and webcast information can be found here.

Check back here for highlights and pictures as the conference takes place or join the conversation on Twitter with #learningforpeace.


The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat is headquartered in Washington DC and has approximately 100 staff. The Secretariat provides administrative and operational support to all its partners including 65 developing...

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