Side Events

UNESCO and UNHCR will host a series of side events to complement the main Mobile Learning Week programme.  Descriptions of these events are below:


A series of eight mobile learning demonstrations will be organized each day in a UNHCR tent located in UNESCO Headquarters. The demonstrations will allow participants to experience mobile learning solutions in an authentic environment. They will be repeated continuously from Monday to Wednesday.

Family Tent

A UNHCR family tent will be on UNESCO grounds for the duration of Mobile Learning Week. Participants are encouraged to enter the tent and see the belongings—blankets, mosquito nets, eating utensils and other items—provisioned to refugees. The tent will be set up on the plaza outside UNESCO’s Miró rooms.


Organizations supporting Mobile Learning Week will showcase new educational technology, content and research in the UNESCO foyer. UNESCO and UNHCR will also exhibit information about their respective mobile learning programmes. The full exhibition will run from Monday to Wednesday and some organizations will exhibit until Friday.

Photo Gallery

UNHCR, in partnership with the German government, will display a series of photographs taken in refugee camps in Kenya and Jordan. The photographs show how educational technologies are opening doors of opportunity for displaced learners pursuing higher education. The photo gallery will run from Monday until Friday.

Art Installation

Art will be produced during Mobile Learning Week to capture the outcomes of different conference sessions. The work, to be displayed in the UNESCO Foyer and Miró rooms will help participants revisit the issues and opinions shared at the event.

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