Where Am I a Citizen? Exploring Peace Education as Citizenship Education in Refugee Camps: An Analysis in Dadaab
As the world addresses the current refugee crisis, the international relief community and host countries are working to meet the needs of refugees. Access to quality education is an inalienable human right and is a basic necessity of life for all refugees. Particularly for those within camps who have escaped protracted conflicts, peace education can encourage refugees to mitigate conflict within the camp and prepare them for rebuilding their lives after repatriation or resettlement. This policy brief examines two peace education programs in the Dadaab Refugee Camp complex running from 1998-2005 and 2012-2015. This brief analyzes the messaging and purpose of the two programs and how the programs address conflict and citizenship within the refugee camp and beyond. As the world’s population of refugees grows, this is a critical time to assess and learn from past and current peace education programs to inform future education programming.
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