What’s going to happen to education in conflict zones after the pandemic? | Research for the Real World

A journey that begins in Nepal and takes us through some of the world’s most vulnerable areas affected not only by war, conflict and displacement, but also the coronavirus.

“...when you come back home to your family, it is very difficult to be absolutely silent and not to share those stories…” 

Dr Humera Iqbal talks to Dr Tejendra Pherali about his work, which focuses on the role of education in conflict and peacebuilding in emergencies and fragile environments. We hear about his wide-ranging and demanding work that has taken him back home to his native Nepal, and the likes of Afghanistan, Somalia and Colombia.

Tejendra talks about out how those in developing areas have been disproportionally affected by COVID-19 - how are students and educators being supported by policymakers, NGOs and governments? Many countries are providing distance education through digital and broadcasting platforms however, there is uncertainty over levels of access and outcomes.

And what implications will the pandemic have on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 4 - ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all?

Full show notes and links: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/2020/jul/whats-going-happen-education-conflict-zones-after-pandemic-rftrw-s03e04