Global Education Learning Series: Program Approaches to SEL for EiE Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding
Social and emotional learning is one tool education systems have to support learners and educators during emergencies, support recovery, and build resilience. The scale of the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the number of countries responding to and recovering from a crisis.
USAID joined practitioners and researchers from Catholic Relief Services, Creative Associates International, Chemonics International, and the International Rescue Committee to discuss how social and emotional programming is being delivered and how it may be benefiting learners and educators in crisis.
This event was part of the Global Education Learning Series.
Senior Research Advisor
Anjuli currently serves as the Education in Crisis and Conflict Senior Research and Learning Advisor within the Office of Education. Prior to joining USAID, Anjuli supported or designed rigorous impact evaluations in fragile contexts across a wide variety of sectors and designed and conducted real-time evaluations of emergency responses to natural disasters and conflicts. She has also served in senior management roles of health and violence prevention programming for children and women. She most recently worked in Liberia. Originally, Anjuli trained as a public health practitioner and in the U.S. worked in community-based HIV/AIDS prevention and response and domestic violence/sexual assault prevention and response.
Education Program Manager
Katherine is the Education Program Manager for Catholic Relief Services’ Iraq country program. She is based in Erbil, Iraq and oversees education programming in Ninewa, Duhok, Kirkuk, and Anbar Governorates. Prior to her work in Iraq, Katherine managed education projects for CRS in Pakistan, and was a CRS International Development Fellow in Niger. She has worked in Guatemala as a teacher-trainer and a youth leadership programs coordinator, and has taught in primary schools in France and the US. Katherine has also worked with the French language immersion program of Concordia Language Villages for 16 years. She holds a master’s degree in international development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a B.A. in French studies from Dartmouth College.
Silvia Diazgranados Ferráns
Senior Researcher for Education
Dr. Silvia Diazgranados Ferráns is the Senior Researcher for Education at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Silvia leads IRC’s global education research agenda in conflicted-affect countries, with a focus on identifying what works, for whom, at what cost and under what conditions, and on developing valid and reliable measures to capture students’ learning outcomes and the processes that promote them. Silvia holds an Ed.D in Human Development and Education and a MA in Prevention Science and Practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and BA degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Los Andes, Colombia. Silvia is the author of several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and technical reports that explore the effect of education interventions on children’s academic and socio-emotional outcomes and the processes that support their development.
Senior Technical Advisor for Child Protection and Well-Being
Dr. Janet Shriberg is the Senior Advisor for Child Protection and Well-Being with Creative Associates International. In this role, she leads the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation activities that expand access to safe and healthy learning environments for vulnerable and/or marginalized children and youth; she also leads efforts to design and deliver innovative approaches that support teacher professional development and well-being. Janet has worked worldwide for over twenty years with diverse development and humanitarian organizations providing consultation to programs addressing education, psychosocial wellbeing, evaluation and research. Her specific areas of expertise are in child and family wellbeing, caregiver support and quality education in situations of crisis and post-conflict development. Janet holds dual master’s degrees in public health from Johns Hopkins University and counseling psychology from Northeastern University and in 2008 she earned a doctorate in international educational development from Columbia University, Teachers College.
Mary Beth Wilson
Monitoring & Evaluation Researcher
Mary Beth Wilson, PhD, is a Monitoring & Evaluation and International Development research specialist who has over 15 years of experience developing, leading, and implementing research projects in the developing world, from Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria, Zambia, and more. She has worked on projects funded by organizations such as USAID, AusAID, and DFID. She began her development career working as a project research manager for a small consultancy based in Kabul, Afghanistan and then shifted to work for CARE International on their multi-NGO implemented community-based primary education program. She has worked as an independent consultant for a variety of NGOs and international organizations in different countries conducting baseline studies and evaluations, helping draft proposals, providing mentoring and training in M&E, developing M&E plans and systems, and developing M&E guidelines. Ms. Wilson joined Chemonics International’s Injaz project to lead evaluations on psychosocial programming and vocational training.
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