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08h30 Arrival Participants - Registration Lobby
09h00 Arrival - VIPs VIP Room
09h15 - 11h00 Opening Plenary Session – Higher Education in Emergencies Matters! Plenary Room
11h00 - 11h20 Coffee Break Lobby
11h20 - 11h35 World Premiere Book Presentation by SANSOM MILTON – “ Higher Education and Post-Conflict Recovery” Plenary Room
11h35 - 12h35 High Level Plenary Session – Unleashing the Transformative Potential of Higher Education in Emergencies Plenary Room
12h35 - 13h30 Motion – International education is complicit in the growing sentiments of nationalist populism, as its mostly serves to create a class of global elites Plenary Room
13h30 - 14h45 Lunch Bar/Lunch Room
13h30 - 14h45 Advisory Sessions + Commitments Desks DC Room
15h00 - 16h30 3 Breakout Sessions in Parallel
BS 1 - Integrating refugees and students in forced mobility into higher education - Challenges, Best Practices and Lessons earned Room BS 1
BS 2 - Collaborating for Higher Impact – Small Changes that make Quantum Leaps Room BS 2
BS 3 - Blended Financing Strategies for Higher Education in Emergencies Room BS 3
15h00 - 16h45 2 Action Network Sessions in parallel (by invitation only)
ANS 1 - Rebuilding Syria from Within Room ANS1
15h00 - 16h45 ANS 2 - Strengthening Human Resources for Health in War-Torn Syria Room ANS 2
16h30 - 17h00 Coffee Break Lobby
17h00 - 17h45 Plenary Session - Doing More, Better and Faster - A Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies Plenary Room
17h45 - 18h30 Closely Plenary Session - Let’s move on Plenary Room
18h30 Adjourn

Revised on 23 March 2018.


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The Global Platform for Syrian Students is a non-profit multi-stakeholders organisation, founded in November 2013, by Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, with the support of a core group of institutional partners, namely the Council of Europe, the League of Arab States, the International Organization of Migrations (IOM) and the Institute of International Education (IIE).


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