Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 18, 2013
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and three partner organizations provided support for a two-day conference in Beirut, Lebanon to address the educational needs of Syrian children who have fled the violence in their country and the challenges facing neighboring countries hosting Syrian refugees.
The December 11-12 conference, “Exploring an Education Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis,” was hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The conference provided a forum for experts and representatives from all affected countries in the region to discuss the policies, research and resource mobilization needed to help policymakers, implementers and donors better address education service delivery for children displaced by Syria’s civil war.
AIR partnered with CfBT Education Trust, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) to develop the substantive framework for dialogue around the event.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.air.org.