The BRIDGES project aimed to strengthen the capacity of state and non-state actors in the Somali region of Ethiopia to promote peace and stability through the delivery of quality education. BRIDGES was a pilot project, with a focus on learning lessons to influence future strategies and programming. The Feinstein International Center supported the learning by analyzing and reporting on the links between conflict and education and seeking to understand perceptions of the role of education in the livelihoods of people in the region.

The project was implemented by Save the Children UK, Mercy Corps, and Islamic Relief with funding from DFID.

The Role of Education in Livelihoods in the Somali Region of Ethiopia
By Elanor Jackson | June 2011

What are the links between education and livelihoods in conflict affected areas of the Somali Region of Ethiopia? How can improved education provision contribute to strengthening livelihoods? The BRIDGES project...

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Conflict in the Somali Region of Ethiopia Can Education Promote Peace-Building?
By Simon Richards, Gezu Bekele | March 2011

How can improved primary education contribute to peace and security in the troubled Somali Region of Ethiopia? The BRIDGES project is implemented by Save the Children UK, Mercy Corps and...

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