Bringing Peacebuilding to Nexus Thinking in EiE

This synthesis report was commissioned by INEE, UNESCO and IFRC through the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies (EiE Hub) with support and co-funding from the PEER Network and was written by eight authors sharing their own views. It is important to note that this study was conducted from September 2021 to October 2022, and that the findings and understandings reflect that particular time frame. These partners recognize that education in emergencies and protracted crises must be recognized as a cornerstone of humanitarian, peace and development action – not as secondary to sectoral responses – and that this requires action across the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus by key stakeholders such as those in International Geneva.

The purpose of the report is to critically explore the potential for education to contribute towards the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus in conflict-affected contexts. To do so, it commissioned five case studies that present overviews of education interventions that has had peacebuilding outcomes and conducted a critical theoretical literature review to identify common challenges that limit the possibilities for education to have peacebuilding outcomes. The case studies are from Central Asia, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Nigeria and Peru. They are summarized briefly in this synthesis report and will be published in full on the PEER Network website.