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.

Some questions we will explore:
  • 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?

Please Register:


February 16, 2021 event
  • Conversation Continued: Organizational Innovation in Times of Unprecedented Change

    We invite you to join us for an open discussion to take place on Thursday April 29, 2021, 11am-12:00pm EST/ 5-6pm CET. This forum will be a space for members to continue to explore the ideas discussed at the April 20th event and look at the questions through the lens of their own work/expertise. 
  • Please submit any questions you would like to ask Dr. Grandi below.

 


Previous Events:

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

 

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visits refugee children from Aleppo, Idlib and Homs at Taalabay school in Bekaa Valley.

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

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? Learn how the Jesuit Refugee Service, which serves 800,000 refugees each year, tackles these questions and challenges to improve outcomes and opportunities for forcibly displaced communities in 56 countries around the world.
Join a candid conversation with experts from the Jesuit Refugee Service:  Thomas H. Smolich, International Director;  Melly Preira, Director of Human Resources; Andre Atsu, Regional Director for East Africa. The program will be moderated by Arnout Mertens, JRS Director of Programmes and Innovation.
Participants may register at no cost by clicking the button below.