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  • Only 6% of refugees have access to higher education.

    Leveraging the power of technology, connected learning can dramatically increase access in contexts of crisis, conflict, and displacement.

The Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium

Seeks to create more inclusive, accessible, and supportive higher education environments for the growing number of displaced learners around the world. In partnership with governments, foundations, academia, and community-based organizations, the Consortium strengthens connected higher education efforts by focusing on 4 levers to drive systemic change.

"In conflict and crisis situations, higher education serves as a powerful driver for change, shelters and protects a critical group of young men and women by maintaining their hopes for the future, fosters inclusion and non-discrimination, and acts as a catalyst for the recovery and rebuilding of post-conflict countrie“s.”

~ New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants
  1. 1. Community of Practice

    The CLCC fosters a vibrant community of practice, including over 40 institutional partners and the newly formed Student Engagement Task Force. This network prioritizes the needs of refugee learners within our collective efforts while facilitating knowledge sharing, coordination, and strategic partnerships.

  2. 2. Advocacy

    Through coalition building, public awareness campaigns, and direct engagement with funders and ministries, the CLCC advocates for increased investment in and expanded access to connected higher education for refugee learners.

  3. 3. Evidence Base

    The CLCC strengthens the knowledge base for connected higher education by developing quality standards, sharing best practices, and investing in research. These public goods advance the field of connected education and empower policymakers and institutions to implement evidence-based strategies.

  4. 4. Capacity Strengthening

    The CLCC creates courses, delivers training, and provides ongoing technical support to help governments, institutions, and community-based organizations bolster their capacity to design and implement quality connected higher education programs. Recognizing the pivotal role of refugee students as changemakers, the CLCC also provides training and support to empower them as leaders and advocates.

Our Members

  • The Carey Institute for Global Good is dedicated to making a better world by contributing to a strong, educated and just society. We advance the work of change makers who seek solutions to local and global challenges, addressing … .

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  • Luminus Technical University Collage (LTUC) is one of the subsidiaries of Luminus Education, a pioneering educational institution offering high-quality, demand-driven, accessible, technical and practical education that is powered … .

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  • The student-led Tertiary Refugee Student Network (TRSN), founded in 2019, connects refugee students worldwide and elevates refugee student activism to the global level. With members in over 15 countries and activities on a local, … .

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  • The Mastercard Foundation believes that all young people, no matter their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to obtain a quality education and pursue their aspirations.  We are providing education and leadership … .

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  • Our mission is to empower and build capacities and create space for communication, dialogue, and cultural exchange for youth. The Syrian Youth Assembly started in 2016 with a clear mission, which is to empower and support … .

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  • WIK supports and implements education interventions in Kakuma, Dadaab and in schools within the immediate host communities. The implementation of these education projects is made possible through the generous support of both … .

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  • Established in 1950, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to provide international protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees and other persons of concern, while seeking … .

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  • The University of Nairobi is the oldest and most prestigious public university in Kenya. It attracts a significant percentage of the overall student population. The University offers a range of over 200 programmes. It has nine … .

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  • Founded in 1860, Bard College is a private Liberal Arts institution in upstate New York with degree-granting partners across the globe (Simon's Rock, Bard College Berlin, Al-Quds Bard College, American University of Central Asia, … .

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  • Established in 1992, INASP (International Network for Advancing Science and Policy) is an international development organisation working with a global network of partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia. INASP believes that … .

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  • The Lebanese Association for Scientific Research (LASeR) is a non-profit and non-political association founded in 2009 to reform higher education and support scientific research in Lebanon. With 40 members dedicated university … .

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  • The Institute of International Education (IIE) helps people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world. IIE focuses on work that advances scholarship, builds … .

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