Are Schools Safe to Learn?

Date: Nov 16, 2021
Time: 9 am ET
Address: Online
Organizer: Safe to Learn, End Violence Partnership, UNICEF, UNESCO

We all want children to be safe to learn. The Safe to Learn strategy and Call to Action provide a roadmap for collective action. But where do we begin? Under the technical leadership of UNICEF, the Safe to Learn partners developed a diagnostic tool that aims to facilitate the prioritization of safe learning environments at the national, decentralised, and school level.

This event will provide an opportunity for the audience to learn about the tool and hear from the experiences of three countries: Jordan, South Sudan and Uganda.

The desired outcome of the event is the wide dissemination of the Safe to Learn diagnostic tool - and of the Safe to Learn Programmatic Framework and Benchmarking tool - as a public good and a shared understanding of the benefits of undertaking the Safe to Learn diagnostics to support educational programming and policymaking in a way that ensures all children are safe to learn. 


  • Dr. Chloë Fèvre, Director, Safe to Learn
  • Stephen Blight, Senior Advisor, Child Protection, UNICEF New York Headquarters
  • Dr. Joan Mwende, founder Beacon Teachers Africa
  • Mr. Bassam Alhabahbeh, Head of the Counseling Section, Ministry of Education, Jordan, together with Suzan Kasht, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Jordan
  • Ms. Rosette Nanyanzi, Gender Technical Advisor and Equity Budgeting Unit, Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda
  • Ms. Esther Akumu, Director General, Gender Equity and Inclusive Education, Ministry of General Education and Instruction, South Sudan
  • Ms. Vibeke Jensen, Director of the Division for Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO
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