Non-formal education and new partnerships in a (post-)conflict situation

  • van der Linden J
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Abstract

The conviction is gaining ground that education, not only for children, but also for youth and adults, is vital in conflict-affected areas to (re)build a strong society. This article discusses the constructive role of non-formal education in a post-conflict situation. Concepts of international cooperation and partnerships on the one hand and non-formal education and lifelong learning on the other hand are used to build a framework for analysing a micro development project in a conflict-affected area in North-Western Uganda. The analysis highlights the dynamics that play a role when people collaborate in rebuilding their communities.

Author-supplied keywords

  • (Post-)conflict situation
  • Development
  • Diaspora
  • Non-formal education
  • Partnerships
  • Skills development

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Authors

  • Josje van der Linden

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