Sharing Learnings in Global “Breakthroughs in Education” Event
Educate!’s team leader in Northern Uganda, Lawrence Komakech, recently joined a global online learning event called “Breakthroughs in Education: Innovations in Equity, Access, and Quality” to discuss Educate!’s experience innovating our model for the constraints of a post-conflict region, hosted by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). Lawrence shared Educate!’s key lessons learned from scaling in Northern Uganda, alongside presentations from UNESCO, TEDEd, Results for Development, and World Vision, and other education leaders.
The insightful case studies presented by these global organizations created a vibrant virtual discussion around the need for creativity to overcome the complex challenges facing the field of education. Following Lawrence’s presentation, participants debated questions like “How can education organizations better respond to the needs of marginalized groups when entering post-conflict environments?” and “What are the most transferable insights from Educate!’s experience navigating gender issues in Northern Uganda?”
Educate! is proud to contribute to this important dialogue around adapting education innovations for scale to challenging environments. We’re continually improving our approach by building on the successes and insights of others, as well as contributing what we’ve learned to the sector more broadly.
For more about how we adapted our model to the challenging context of Northern Uganda, check out our article "Breaking New Ground: Four Key Lessons from Launching Education Innovations in Post-Conflict Environments" published by ACEI’s journal Childhood Education: Innovations.