Education and Learning in Crises

This programme funds research exploring the challenges of education and learning in contexts of conflict and protracted crises.
Start date
21 months
Programme status

Funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (through the Global Challenges Research Fund).

In recent years, there has been a heightened focus on the development challenges faced in contexts of protracted crises, however, there is a lack of evidence on how to effectively translate this renewed policy interest into practice. In the field of education research, this is further compounded by the comparative lack of research capacity on education in crises.

This programme aims to support research in the following areas:

  1. Enhancing understanding of the role of education and learning in responding to and fashioning novel ways for coping and/or transforming children’s opportunities and outcomes in crisis settings, particularly those in the longer-term and including natural as well as man-made crises.
  2. Building the evidence base of how education and learning take place and are affected during and through crisis situations, including particular attention to the importance of local context and practice in this regard, and what implications this entails for learning, parenting, schooling and communities.
  3. Investigating how crises particularly affect the education and learning of children and their families of hidden populations, marginalised people including girls and women, and populations on the move.

For more information, please see the scheme notes.

Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 020 7969 5220

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