Education and skills development in the context of forced migration

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Skala-Kuhmann, I.Nouns, F.Bislimi, K.Engin, M.J.Josie, T.Kaymaz, B.Sabitzer, K.Sobane, D.Taras, V.Zuev
KEYWORDS: ADULT EDUCATION, IMMIGRATION, MIGRANTS, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9649

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Abstract

The authors call on G20 leaders to emphasise the urgent need to address education and skills development for refugee children and youth in host countries. G20 leaders should also promote the updating and responsiveness of national education systems in terms of quantity and quality to address current migration challenges in both host countries and countries of origin. To facilitate the inclusion of refugee children and youth in formal and non-formal education systems of host countries, G20 leaders should provide additional financing, and redirect existing funds, to support education infrastructure and favourable framework conditions. We also suggest measures to intensify cooperation with local ministries of education, and to increase international cooperation in accreditation of education for refugees. We urge the G20 to strongly support international efforts to provide access to educational opportunities for refugees at all levels, including higher education.