08/11/2017 GTD Globalization, Transnationalism & Development Colloquium by Ana Rodrigues

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Date(s) - 08/11/17
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Grote Gracht 80-82, Spiegelzaal (Soiron Building) Maastricht


Can’t Wait to Learn – an innovative education program 

By Ana Rodrigues

War Child Holland


Children affected by conflict urgently need and deserve access to quality education. Currently, in some countries, a whole generation of children, eager to learn, is missing out this opportunity. In many countries, traditional education is under pressure or not available for every child. However, meaningful and impactful education cannot wait. This is where the Can’t Wait to Learn Program (CWTL) steps in. This presentation will show how such an innovative e-learning program can be implemented to give vital learning opportunities to vulnerable children affected by conflict, and to those children living in neighboring countries which attract many refugees, and whose  ministries of Education struggle to provide quality education for their own community and refugee children. This presentation will also highlight the links between program development, research, and active networks of partners which are essential elements of the CWTL program.

Ana Rodrigues has a BA degree from the Faculty of Education of Lisbon -Portugal, and an MA in Children and Youth Development Studies from the Erasmus University, International Institute of Social Studies in The Netherlands. With experience mostly in education, Ana has worked in the field of child and youth rights, early childhood education, life skills for children and youth, financial education, financial and social entrepreneurship, and more recently in literacy and numeracy e-learning programs for children. With work experience in over 17 countries around the world, her focus has been in countries of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, the community of Portuguese-speaking countries, and the Middle East. Her current work in recent years focuses on the processes of educational programs integration in the national curricula of over 6 countries with the respective Ministries of Education. Ana is also experienced in working with non-governmental sector partners to implement programs and with private and philanthropic partners for stakeholder engagement. 

Upcoming GTD colloquia:

  • Wednesday 6, December 2017: Simone Castellani (Instituto Universitario Lisboa )
  • Wednesday  24, January 2018: Sara Kinsbergen (Nijmegen University)
  • Wednesday 21, February 2018: Mathias Czaika (University of Oxford)
  • Wednesday 14, March 2018: Ruben Gonzalez (Leiden University)
  • Wednesday 18, April 2018: Joost Oorthuizen (Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH))
  • Wednesday 16, May 2018: Laura Mann (London School of Economics)