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Editor’s Note: Message was originally posted by Refugee Law Project on March 05, 2019.
In collaboration with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, The University of Edinburgh, The British Council, and Refugee Law Project (RLP), we are pleased to be represented by Onen David Ongwech (Programme Manager Gender & Sexuality) and Susan Alupo (Programme Manager Access to Justice) at this very important symposium on Long-term approaches to supporting refugees at risk and at risk scholars in higher education from March 7 – 8, 2019 at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
A range of institutions and universities will be in attendance including at risk scholars providing distance education in refugee camps and policy makers shaping national contexts in which universities operate. Notably, and for Uganda’s context, Ambassador John Mugerwa, Deputy High Commissioner of Uganda to the UK will be the one of the first speakers in setting the scene for the symposium.
The symposium will form a platform where a range of recommendations will be proposed by various stakeholders on how to improve access to higher education for displaced populations and other marginalized groups, and how to strengthen protection of at risk scholars globally. We hope to share and learn best practices from other parts of the world on how displaced populations have benefited from higher education.