Exploring the Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Children and Youth through Digital Learning

20 June, 2024

UN0744094 / Frank Dejongh

World Refugee Day, celebrated on 20 June, honours the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of people forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution, or impacts of the climate and environmental crisis. With over 100 million displaced individuals globally, it is crucial to focus on the needs of the most vulnerable among them: children and youth. 

Over the last decade, investments in digital learning have increasingly benefited refugee and forcibly displaced young learners by improving connectivity, content, and capacities. These solutions have been deployed in various EiE contexts, significantly contributing to the educational response to crises. However, key challenges such as limited funding, uncoordinated research priorities, an incoherent ecosystem of digital learning solutions, and the ongoing digital divide hinder efficient uptake. 

As the number of refugees and internally displaced persons who could benefit from digital learning has grown at an unprecedented rate, new improvements and solutions are urgently needed. 

On World Refugee Day, ECW, UNHCR, and the EiE Hub invite stakeholders and interested parties to jointly explore how the inclusion of forcibly displaced children and youth can be improved through digital learning. To start the discussion, they will share preliminary findings of a recent research project on the topic of digital learning for forcibly displaced children and youth. This will be followed by a moderated exchange amongst participants. The consultation will provide ample space for discussion by participants. 

You can register for the event by filling out the form here. Please note that the deadline for registration is 18th June at noon.