Higher Education for Refugees Conference in Mexico: Building Bridges to Respond to the Global Refugee Crisis
WUSC - CLCC MemberAuthor: WUSC - CLCC Member
In November 2019, the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the UNHCR, and Proyecto Habesha convened a high-level conference in Mexico City to explore how the postsecondary community in Mexico can help advance the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees. The conference brought together approximately 90 participants, including senior representatives of university administrations, government ministries, students, and NGO leaders, to discuss and expand education
opportunities for refugees.
The event was an opportunity to mobilize and engage new actors in the provision of higher education for refugees, and discuss how connected and blended learning can expand higher education opportunities to refugee youth. Mexican authorities and universities were encouraged to explore and develop online learning programs that could be accessible for refugees who currently reside outside the country and those already in Mexico.
This project activity was made possible thanks to the support from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s Migration Policy Development Program and the UNHCR.
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