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Interdisciplinary Workshop Series Education in Conflict and Crisis

The increase of emergency situations in conflict and crisis have led the rights for youth and children to vital services as education, protection, well-being, and human development are disrupted. Further, the lack of empirical and theoretical research of Education and Emergencies (EiE) has urged The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) to conduct “Interdisciplinary Workshop Series Education in Conflict and Crisis: Setting a Strategic Learning Agenda” as a series of INEE Learning Agenda consultation series. Funded by UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund, the workshop that was conducted on February 16 and 17, 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, set its focus on INEE in South and Southeast Asia.

Picture 1. Group Photo

Attended by 40 participants, this workshop was mainly conducted through the Focus Group Discussion, therefore, through this participatory method set of fruitful inputs generated. The main agendas for this workshop were on i) Education in Emergencies; ii) Local Research Experience; iii) Research Ethics; iv) Building Equitable Research Partnerships; v) INEE Learning Agenda; and vi) Dissemination of Research. Despite generating fruitful inputs, this workshop also left fundamental questions for further answered, such as, to what extent the scope of emergency is and how the research ethic should be conducted considering the timeline of research and the existing condition in the crisis and conflict area, to whom this research is conducted.

Picture 2. During Presentation

Aside from providing input for INEE learning agenda, the biggest takeaway and contribution of RDI is to reflect how the knowledge on research ethics, equitable partnership, and dissemination of research could improve us as researchers and global think tank. Hopefully RDI and other institutions in Indonesia could put more concern on the vital services access for youth and children during emergencies.