Established in 1950, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to provide international protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees and other persons of concern, while seeking lasting solutions to their plight. Education is an integral part of protection for persons of concern to UNHCR, over 50% of whom are children. The Education Unit in UNHCR’s Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS) provides operational support, policy direction, and strategic guidance to field operations. The provision and expansion of access to higher education for refugees is among UNHCR’s protection priorities.
The University of Nairobi is the oldest and most prestigious public university in Kenya. It attracts a signiﬁcant percentage of the overall student population. The University offers a range of over 200 programmes. It has nine campuses in the capital city and in other Counties, thereby facilitates equity access to quality higher education across all Kenyans.
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a private Liberal Arts institution in upstate New York with degree-granting partners across the globe (Simon's Rock, Bard College Berlin, Al-Quds Bard College, American University of Central Asia, and Smoly College of St. Petersburg State University), as well as a number of Early Colleges across the US and as far away as China. Bard is renowned for ensuring access to high-quality education to communities lacking access, ranging from the Bard Prison Initiative, a highly competitive (and free) program open to those incarcerated in New York state maximum security jails, to credit-bearing certificate programs for refugee learners in the MENA region, Eastern Africa and East Asia.
Established in 1992, INASP (International Network for Advancing Science and Policy) is an international development organisation working with a global network of partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia. INASP believes that contributing to stronger and more equitable ecosystems will enable and empower knowledge producers and users to address key development challenges and improve lives. To realise this potential, we work in partnership to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, in support of national development.
The Lebanese Association for Scientific Research (LASeR) is a non-profit and non-political association founded in 2009 to reform higher education and support scientific research in Lebanon. With 40 members dedicated university professors, the Organization’s mission is empowering communities thrive by providing access to quality education, through scholarships/educational loans, capacity building programs, and institutional support for education institutions to meet the needs of the society and the labor market.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) helps people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world. IIE focuses on work that advances scholarship, builds economies, and promotes access to opportunity...
The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town is a non-profit organisation offering specialised services to migrants, refugees, and South Africans. Scalabrini’s services focus in four key areas including: Para-legal Advice, Advocacy & Research, Development & Integration and Well-being & Welfare...
King's College London is a world-leading university at the heart of London with a truly global perspective. Since our foundation in 1829, our students and staff have dedicated themselves in the service of society.
The Centreity team has been active in the field since 2010 and has constructed every element of a connected learning ecosystem -- from lab layout, procurement, logistics, and contingency planning to designing, building and supporting high quality connected learning.
The University of British Columbia and Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya) are partnering to offer a Moi Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education. In addition to the university diploma program, we have an ongoing long-term research project around living, learning, and teaching in the camps, led by faculty members in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy.
An engineering course provided by another US institution, Purdue University, is also available. Classroom sessions are held in a computer lab funded by UNHCR and run by the non-governmental organization CARE International.