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


Afghanistan: Donors must press the government to safeguard education and uphold civilian protection

24 January 2017

By Susan Raqib, Associate in the Children’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch   “Their blood wouldn’t wash away… So we had to chip it away from the wall with an axe,” a school official told Human Rights Watch, describing the aftermath of a Taliban attack on Afghan security forces who had ...

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Don’t Forget Us: Voices of Young Refugees and Migrants in Greece

19 January 2017

By Sophia Kousiakis “Here we are losing the time and chances, we are losing the time of our youth” – Afghan female youth in Lesvos Today the world is young; youth between the ages of 15-24 years old make up a good quarter of the world’s population. Refugees and migrants are no exception with youth representing 33% ...

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The Difficulty with Data

10 January 2017

By Jamie Weiss-Yagoda How many children are out of school in crisis settings? This is a central question underpinning our work in education in emergencies. It provides us with an understanding of how many children we must aim to reach, and gives a benchmark against which to measure our progress towards getting all kids in school. But despite many admirable ...

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Journal on Education in Emergencies Volume 2

20 December 2016

by the Journal on Education in Emergencies Editorial Board (from the “Editorial Note” in the second issue) We are pleased to announce the second issue of the Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE). This issue features articles that analyze educational programs formarginalized and vulnerable populations living in a wide range of circumstances of crisis or conflict, and that ...

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It’s time to address school-related gender-based violence in emergency settings

9 December 2016

By Sujata Bordoloi, Coordinator of the Global Working Group to End SRGBV  Silje Skeie, Senior Education Advisor with Norwegian Refugee Council     “In the village or the camp, girls can be raped. The armed groups can come and rape you, or make you go with them to be their wife. When I’m at school ...

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Promising Practices for Strengthening Teacher Professional Development in Crisis Contexts

6 December 2016

This blog post is part of an online discussion series about the implementation of the Teachers in Crisis Contexts Training Pack.    by Mary Mendenhall, Teachers College, Columbia University Since May 2016, my team at Teachers College, Columbia University, including several graduate students and alumni, have been implementing an initiative called Teachers for Teachers in Kakuma refugee camp ...

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7 Recommendations to improve teacher professional development in fragile contexts

29 November 2016

By Mary Burns, Education Development Center James Lawrie, Save the Children  INEE Secretariat  Quality teaching and student learning are tightly interconnected. Together they form two sides of a triangle. The third side of this triangle is often overlooked, but is also integral to teaching quality and student learning—quality instruction and preparation for teachers. Unfortunately, all too ...

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A Visit to Nduta Refugee Camp, on the boarder to Burundi in Tanzania

29 November 2016

How I tested a stand-alone teachers in crisis context (TiCC) training module for secondary teachers   This blog post is part of an online discussion series about the implementation of the Teachers in Crisis Contexts Training Pack.    by Bente Sandal-Aasen, Plan International Norway As an Education in Emergencies Adviser for Plan International Norway I visited Nduta refugee ...

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Education and displaced populations: with not for

26 November 2016

By Ruth Naylor, Education Development Trust  Joseph Munyambanza, a refugee from the DRC, started teaching fellow refugees in Uganda in his early teens, whilst studying at secondary school. In his keynote speech in Berlin, at “Education for a better future- creating prospects for displaced populations”, he described how he had joinedwith other refugee youth in his camp ...

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How Aflatoun’s experience might inform digitalization of the TiCCWG Teacher Training Pack

22 November 2016

This blog post is part of an online discussion series about the implementation of the Teachers in Crisis Contexts Training Pack.    by Paul Moclair, Aflatoun In 2017, if all goes according to plan, some brave soul will be tasked with digitizing the TiCCWG Teacher Training Pack (TPP). That person may wish to consider Aflatoun International’s (...

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