INEE - International Network for Education in Emergencies

Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis


CIES 2015 panels on education in emergencies

2 March 2015

The 59th annual Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference is taking place in Washington, D.C. on March 8-13, 2015. This year, topics related to education in emergencies will be discussed in numerous panels, presentations, and workshops, and we hope you will join us for these important discussions!

Listed below is a selection

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The Need for Emergency Education

9 February 2015

By Gordon Brown, United Nations special envoy for Global Education. This blog was originally posted by Business World Online. 

In an ideal world, whenever children needed help, they would get it. When girls and boys were forced from their homes or classrooms because of war, natural disaster, or other crises, the international

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Ideation Challenge for Technology-Enabled Education in Crisis and Conflict

28 January 2015

by Anthony Bloome, Senior Education Technology Specialist, USAID

We know crises happen. Whether they happen because of health conditions, such as Ebola, or because of natural disasters or conflict, they can have profound and long-term consequences for students’ educational attainment and development in affected communities, particularly in lower income countries which are less able to absorb

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INEE Minimum Standards 10th Anniversary Essay Contest

27 January 2015

          2014 marked an important year for INEE - the 10th anniversary of the Minimum Standards. Currently in its second edition and supported by INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards and Network Tools, the standards have been translated into more than 29 languages, contextualized for eight different countries, and have been used in over 110 countries to ensure

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New publication: Where It’s Needed Most: Quality Professional Development for All Teachers

14 January 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of a new publication, Where It’s Needed Most: Quality Professional Development for All Teachers, edited by Mary Burns and James Lawrie. We are thankful for their leadership in developing this publication.

The publication highlights the need to improve the planning, implementation, and sustainability of teacher professional development in

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New International Guidelines Address an Insidious Gap in Protecting Education during War

16 December 2014

A 16 December 2014 press release from the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA)

(Geneva) Government armed forces and non-state armed groups should refrain from using education facilities for military purposes in accordance with the new Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict, unveiled today at the United Nations

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Sierra Leone’s young generation faces two wars

11 December 2014

by Andrew Benson Greene, Founder of B-Gifted Foundation of Sierra Leone. This blog post was originally published on 30 November 2014 at Traverse with Andrew Greene.

Two sets of wars in Sierra Leone have left our generation of young people in utter pain, suffering, fear and often despair. The civil war that raged from 1991 to 2002 and now

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The right to education: a daily challenge

9 December 2014

By Delphine Dorsi, Legal and Communication Officer, Right to Education Project

On December 10th,  we celebrate Human Rights Day  in order “to bring to the attention of ‘people of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations” (UN

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The Education Response to Ebola: The Role of Business

8 December 2014

By Justin W. van Fleet, Chief of Staff to the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Rt. Honourable Gordon Brown, and nonresident fellow at the Center for Universal Education. This post was originally posted on 3 December 2014 by Brookings Institute.

Education has been one of the first casualties of the Ebola crisis

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Timely focus on safer schools in South-East Asia

5 December 2014

By Kelly Hawrylyshyn, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Advisor at Plan UK. This post was originally posted on 25 November 2014 by Plan UK.


South-East Asia is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. The region faces a range of geophysical and climate-related hazards, which pose significant challenges for the

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