Article 26 Backpack™

News and Updates on Article 26 Backpack™


UC Davis Launches Digital Tool in Lebanon to Help Syrian Refugees Reclaim Right to Education

June 12, 2018
Article 26 Backpack, a part of Global Affairs at UC Davis and supported by a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, is named for the article that established the right to education in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nearly 70 years ago. The international consortium behind the project is led by Keith David Watenpaugh, a professor and director of Human Rights Studies at the University of California, Davis.

Article 26 Backpack™ Giving

Leveraging UC and UC Davis expertise in educational technology, Article 26 Backpack™ translates high-quality social science and humanities research into direct humanitarian action. It is a demonstration, as well, of our belief that leading institutions of higher education have a unique responsibility to protect the human right to quality lifetime education for all.

The Article 26 Backpack: A New Tool for Empowering Vulnerable Youth

February 06, 2018
The Article 26 Backpack™ was developed as a new human rights tool for vulnerable student academic and employment mobility. The team behind the backpack, Dr. Keith Watenpaugh of the University of California Davis, working in collaboration with experts at the American University in Beirut, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, has extensive experience working with university-age refugees, especially refugee populations in Lebanon.

Article 26 Backpack™ Fall 2017 Field Exercise, Lebanon

November 20, 2017
Over the course of six days in mid-November, 2017, the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with the American University of Beirut and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, conducted the first exercise of the universal academic mobility tool, the Article 26 Backpack™ at three locations in Lebanon.