PBEA Learning for Peace: A UNICEF initiative

Peacebuilding, Education & Advocacy Program (PBEA) 2012-2016
Nigerian school children show their support for UNICEFs PBEA program.
Nigerian school children show their support for UNICEFs PBEA program. © Courtesy UNICEF_UNI181989_Rich


Exposure to conflict and violence affects multiple aspects of child development, including survival, gender equity, poverty reduction and access to education.

Learning for Peace – UNICEFs Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Program (PBEA) (2012-16) –  led the global call to action through its innovative research and development of social cohesion, resilience, and security by strengthening educational practices and policies in conflict-affected contexts.

Featured in this section are over 75 Learning for Peace research products that include manuals, guidance notes, reports, policy briefs and videos of case stories that provide evidence on the linkage between education equality, gender, early childhood development, child protection, and peacebuilding/social cohesion. 

Permission to share Learning for Peace resources with the online Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) community is granted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Additional resources will be added as they become available.


Friedrich Affolter, Ed.D., former Secretary to the ECPC, currently serves as ECPC Emeritus member. He is former Education Expert for Risk-Informed Programming at the Education-in-Emergency and Early Childhood Development, UNICEF Units in UNICEF NY Program Division.

Pia Rebello Britto, Ph.D., former ECPC Vice Chair, currently serves as ECPC Expert consultant. She is former Global Chief and Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Development, UNICEF, New York Headquarters.  She is Adjunct Faculty in the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine.  

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