Education for Inclusive Peace: the role of education and research in promoting the Women, Peace and Security agenda in the Nordics

Maanantai 29.11.2021 klo 12.00 –  16.00

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö

Organisers: Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, University of Helsinki (Global Development Studies), and the Finnish 1325 Network.

As part of the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, this seminar will explore the role of education and research in the implementation of the Women Peace and Security agenda. Its aim is to collect best practices and to develop recommendations on how to better harness the education sector for building an inclusive and sustainable peace, both in the Nordic countries and globally.

The Women, Peace and Security agenda calls for the full participation of women in all aspects of peacebuilding and conflict prevention and requires that their needs are considered at all stages 1. While there is a strong history in harnessing the role of educators in both peacebuilding and in the promotion of gender equality, the role of the education sector in the Women, Peace and Security agenda has not been fully explored. To fill this gap, this event will bring together academics, policy makers and educators for a dialogue on the role of education and research in promoting the goals of inclusive and sustainable peace. We will explore questions such as:

  • What is the role of education and educators in promoting an inclusive and sustainable peace in different learning environments?
  • What is the potential of international education collaboration in furthering peacebuilding and gender equality?
  • What is the potential of collaboration between researchers and policymakers in the making of Women, Peace and Security policy?

The seminar takes place online and will be recorded. The language of the event is English.

Programme (pdf)

Registration is now open! Please register here. The registration is open until 25 November 2021.

For more information:

Marjaana Seppinen, Ministry of Education and Culture: [email protected]

Minna Lyytikäinen, University of Helsinki: [email protected]

1) More information on the Women, Peace and Security agenda: in English; and in Finnish.