Webinar Recap: Higher Education Opportunities for Displaced Students with IIE PEER

Author: NetHope Solutions Center | October 24, 2017

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NetHope’s NLG Tech Task Force webinar series continues to highlight work that enables cross-sector collaboration to provide education, skills training, and professional development for refugee youth. This month, the NetHope Solutions Center hosted the Institute of International Education (IIE), for a presentation of their efforts to provide access to higher education to displaced, and refugee youth through their The Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER) program launched in 2016.

PEER maintains an online database of over 700 higher educational opportunities for refugees and displaced Syrian students. Those include university scholarships and grants for online, and language courses. Since its launch, iiepeer.org has engaged 170,00 unique users and received more than 1.2 million hits.

Revisit this important webinar again, or watch it for the first time, and add your organization to the effort to help prevent a lost generation.

Highlights include:

  • How IIE leverages technology and partnerships to provide access to higher education for refugee, and displaced, youth.
  • PEER’s scholarships database.
  • Detailed demonstrations of PEER’s mobile-friendly, web-based interface.
  • The scope of the need for educational opportunities for displaced youth.
  • Challenges and lessons learned from managing PEER’s website and database.
  • The methodology and approach to the site’s design, and interface.
  • Testimonials of students who have benefitted from the PEER program.
  • The future outlook of PEER.
  • Opportunities for collaboration.

View the webinar recording that includes an extensive Q&A session (Note: there are a few gaps in the first 15 minutes due to connectivity issues):

A PDF of the presentation slides, and collateral material for Higher Education Opportunities for Displaced Students with IIE PEER, can be found on the webinar landing page.


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