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SDC Education Newsletter 03/2020 - Thematic Spotlight: Leave No One Behind and Social Inclusion in and through Education​​

​​This newsletter benefits from a wealth of contributions from SDC staff and partners around the world who share their reflections and good practices on LNOB and social inclusion in and through education. We will learn what teaching in mother-tongue has to do with social inclusion; why education inclusion is a key intervention for the protection and integration of migrant and displaced children and youth; how cross-sectoral approaches that link livelihoods, housing and education comprise holistic interventions for the inclusion of marginalised ethnic groups; what flexible measures ensure that education inclusion is granted also for those children whose schools are under attack or what schools and teachers can undertake that children with disabilities are not left behind.​ Read newsletter»​​​

Stephanie Guha / December 2020

Réseau Education DDC ​Newsletter 03/2020 ​- Pleins feux sur le thème: Ne laisser personne de côté et l'Inclusion Sociale dans et par l'Éducation

​Cette newsletter bénéficie de nombreuses contributions du personnel de la DDC et de ses partenaires du monde entier qui partagent leurs réflexions et leurs bonnes pratiques sur LNOB et l'inclusion sociale dans et par l'éducation. Nous apprendrons ce que l'enseignement dans la langue maternelle a à voir avec l'inclusion sociale; pourquoi l'inclusion dans l'éducation est une intervention clé pour la protection et l'intégration des enfants et des jeunes migrants et déplacés; comment les approches intersectorielles qui lient les moyens de subsistance, le logement et l'éducation comprennent des interventions holistiques pour l'inclusion des groupes ethniques marginalisés; quelles mesures flexibles garantissent que l'inclusion dans l'éducation est également accordée aux enfants dont les écoles sont attaquées; ou ce que les écoles et les enseignants peuvent entreprendre pour que les enfants handicapés ne soient pas laissés de côté. Lire l​a newsletter»​​​​

Stephanie Guha / December 2020

UNDP proposal: introduction of a temporary basic income | ​Proposition du PNUD: Introduction d'un revenu minimum provisoire​

COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis are driving millions of people into poverty. A UNDP report calls for the introduction of a Temporary Basic Income (TBI) for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. While such TBI schemes would cost most developing countries less than 1% of their GDP per month, they would provide substantial benefits to vulnerable populations who need assistance to buy immediate necessities like food for their families​. Read more»​

Stephanie Guha / November 2020

World Bank report conveys a gloomy picture of poverty reduction

The new World Bank report "Reversals of Fortune" brings sobering news. The severe effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbated by the effects of armed conflict and climate change, are reversing progress made in reducing extreme poverty. After more than 20 years of progress, the fight to end poverty has suffered the worst setback in decades. Rapid, significant and sustainable action is needed to attain the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Read more»​​   

Selina Bezzola / October 2020

​Changed lives, safe homes: Leaving No One Behind

Nepal's 2015 earthquake left well over 8,000 people dead and destroyed the homes and livelihoods of many, many more. In the early humanitarian response, the emphasis was of course on reaching every affected person. However, in the longer-term reconstruction effort, some individuals were in a better position than others to access financial assistance and to draw on family resources to rebuild their lives. The SDC project Employment Fund – Skills for Reconstruction (EF-SR) focused on training individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds in earthquake-resilient construction techniques – skills they learned through hands-on experience. This gave the men and women concerned both the chance to rebuild their own homes, and a source of future livelihood in the construction sector. Nevertheless, as the project progressed, it became increasingly obvious that some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged households were being left behind in the reconstruction effort. They needed targeted support. This blog outlines how this was done and provides a link to stories of specific individuals whose lives were changed through project interventions. Read more»​​​​​​​

Antonia Does / October 2020 

What happened at the global learning event "Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?"​

On 5, 6 and 8 October 2020, ​​​hosted a large virtual learning event, “Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?” This included 2,150 participants attending 72 sessions structured around 5 formats, namely expert panels, round tables, clinics, side events, and booth talks.​​​​ See here for a summary»​​​​​ and see here for four key take-aways and four big gaps from the recent global discussion»​

Antonia Does / October 2020 

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