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Invitation: 12 October Launch CELL Foundation

Official Launch of the Conflict in Education Learning Laboratory (CELL) Foundation on 12 October to address stereotypes in education

Invitation: 12 October 2016,  1.15 – 2.45 pm, Room IX at UNESCO

Official Launch of the Conflict in Education Learning Laboratory (CELL) Foundation to address stereotypes in education

Lunch event hosted by Ambassador Lionel Veer of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in presence of

Assistant Director-General for Education Qian Tang and
Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information Eric Falt

Wars begin in the minds of men and women, often in the form of stereotypes. The CELL Foundation addresses this source of conflict through research, policy engagement and also sponsorship of refugee students so that they can pursue higher education. The Foundation is chaired by former Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jo Ritzen.

The innovative CELL initiative is of paramount importance as our rapidly globalizing society brings us in touch with unfamiliar cultures, which often leads to negative stereotyping. The event aims to present the CELL Foundation’s work to a broad audience of experts and Permanent Delegates and to engage a dialogue with them about this work and possibilities of cooperation. To raise awareness about this initiative please use hashtag #UnescoCELL on social media.

A lunch bag will be provided during the conference.

PROGRAMME

13.15 – 13.40    Opening:
Ambassador Lionel Veer of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Assistant-Director General for Education Mr. Qian Tang

13.40 – 13.50    Policy Programme: Jo Ritzen, President CELL Foundation

13.50 – 14.00    Research Programme: Atif Rizvi, Ex. Director CELL Foundation

14.00 – 14.10    Refugee and Migrant Education Programme: Ayla Bonfiglio, Programme Director CELL Foundation

14.10 – 14.40    Q & A moderated by:
Yael Duthilleul, Education Advisor, Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)
Owen Bennett-Jones, BBC Correspondent

14.40 - 14.45    Conclusion