lighting, Diplomacy

Education Diplomacy: Creating sustainable pathways to peace

09 November 2016 -

WMO building, Geneva

Event description

In the context of the Geneva Peace Week, DiploFoundation and the Center for Education Diplomacy, an initiative of Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) are organising an event on education diplomacy. The event will highlight the importance of education as a transformational driver for peace and the ways in which different stakeholders can contribute to this process.

Education Diplomacy: Creating Sustainable Pathways to Peace


Wednesday, 9th November | 15:00-17:00 CET

Vieira de Mello Auditorium | WMO Building


This seminar will be a timely side-event of the Geneva Peace Week, targeted for representatives from ministries, NGOs, international organisations, and the business sector, and those working in sectors interlinked with education, such as health, labour, and development.

The objectives of this side-event are to:

  • Highlight education as a transformational driver for political, economic, and social change – central to achieving universal peace as envisioned by the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda;
  • Convey the urgency to uphold the right to education, particularly in areas of conflict and crises;
  • Understand how Education Diplomacy provides a sustainable pathway to peace and peacebuilding;
  • Explain how Education Diplomacy is necessary to ensure national governments prioritise education through equitable policies and funding, enlighten the public on how education contributes to global security, and promote the appropriate influence of non-state actors, such as NGOs and business, in guaranteeing the right to education.

Confirmed speakers

  • Katharina Höne, Project Manager and Researcher, DiploFoundation
  • Mohit Mukherjee, Founding Director, UPEACE Centre for Executive Education
  • Diane Whitehead, Executive Director, Center for Education Diplomacy, a programme of ACEI
  • Marina Anselme-Lopez, Chief Programme Development & Evaluation Officer, RET International (Refugee Education Trust)

Please note that we cannot assist with or cover travel, accommodation, or visa costs. This event is aimed primarily at people who are living in Geneva.

This event is organised in the context of the Geneva Peace Week. To tweet, please use the hashtag #GVAPeaceWeek.