Beyond Aid: Solutions for Educating Refugee Youth

Tuesday, March 7
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Austin Convention Center - Room 18ABC

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Jane Meseck
Microsoft Corporation - Sr Dir of Global Programs, Microsoft Philanthropies

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Jodi Nelson
International Rescue Committee - SVP Policy & Practice

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Leila Toplic
NetHope - NLG Tech Task Force, NetHope

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Melissa Ingber
The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative - Dir

Summary

We are in the midst of the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Syrian refugees alone now number a staggering 4.8 million, more than half of whom are children. Trauma, poverty, social isolation and a lack of access to education are creating a bleak future for a generation of youth. Helping young refugees find a sense of purpose and a path to a better future is critical for their individual futures, their home countries and our well-being as a global community. Join experts from the International Rescue Committee, Aspen Institute, Microsoft, and NetHope for a discussion about how technology and other solutions including virtual exchange can aid refugee education at scale.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Featured
Track:
Learning Spaces
Tags:
refugees edtech cpe credit

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