Innovation in Refugee Education: Conversation Continued
Thursday April 29th from 11am-12pm EST / 5pm-6pm CET we will host a zoom forum to continue to explore the ideas discussed at April 20th event Organizational Innovation in Times of Unprecedented Change: Leadership Lessons from the Jesuit Refugee Service. We hope this will be a space where you, the members of the Refugee & Migrant Education Network and participants in our event, can some together to take a deeper dive into these questions vices and share expertise. You each offer valuable insights and perspectives.
- How does a humanitarian organization remain agile and responsive to the changing needs of forcibly displaced learners worldwide?
- Can leaders embed innovation into their organizations’ practices, programs, and cultures, without compromising mission or core values?
- What enables broad buy-in and sustainability in managing organizational change in diverse contexts?
Program 1 — Critical Conversations 2021 with UNHCR’s Filippo Grandi
EDUCATION IN EXILE:
The current state and importance of refugee education as a pathway to opportunity
February 16, 2021, 11am – 12:30pm EST
The Refugee & Migrant Education Network, in partnership with the Gregorian University in Rome, invites you to join us for our first program of 2021! The discussion will feature Filippo Grandi, the 11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
As United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, he heads the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) leading the international response to refugee crises around the world, working with governments to ensure that refugees have access to protection and support, and helping find solutions to displacement and statelessness. Mr. Grandi has been engaged in international cooperation for 33 years, primarily with the United Nations. He has served in field operations in many of the major refugee and humanitarian crises of the last three decades.
This powerful and pertinent discussion will focus on the realities and challenges of educating displaced people around the world. Fernando M. Reimers, Harvard University’s Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative, will moderate the conversation and add valuable insights.
Following their remarks, members of RME Network—both administrators as well as refugees themselves—will join the conversation to present their projects and challenges they face in their work.
Attendees will be able to SUBMIT QUESTIONS for Dr. Grandi and Dr. Reimers prior to the event for the Q&A portion of the program.
Critical Conversations: Program 2
Organizational Innovation in Times of Unprecedented Change: Leadership Lessons from the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Tuesday April 20, 2021
11am – 12:30pm EDT / 5:00 pm to 6.30 pm CET