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


Girls’ education in spotlight as Stephen Colbert and Norwegian PM ‘battle’ on Twitter

25 August 2015

This article was originally published on A World at School's blog on August 20, 2015.

It was the heavyweight bout of the year. Stephen Colbert versus Erna Solberg. The comedian and host of American TV's The Late Show against the Prime Minister of Norway.

And the winner was ... girls' education!

These unlikely opponents

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International Youth Day 2015 - Youth Civic Engagement

10 August 2015

International Youth Day, celebrated each year on August 12th, is an opportunity to celebrate the creative force and the innovative impetus that young people bring to every society. This year’s theme – “Youth Civic Engagement” – emphasizes the role played by young people in building social cohesion and collective well-being. The engagement and

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Lessons on learning: Providing education in crises

30 July 2015

By Liana Barcia

This post was originally published as an article on Devex on 27 July 2015.

There are more refugees and displaced people in the world today than ever recorded, and more than half of them are children. For them, and for millions more living in conflict-ridden and fragile states, education is often

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Education as a Stronghold? The Ambiguous Connections between Education, Resilience and Peacebuilding

27 July 2015

by Mieke T.A. Lopes Cardozo, University of Amsterdam

This post was originally published on the NORRAG NewsBite blog in February 2015.  

The resilience-hype: the new kid on the education-in-emergencies block

In a NORRAG NEWSBite blog post Roger Dale (2014) convincingly argued how “without theory, there are

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Inside the figures: How the finance gap for Education-2030 was calculated

24 July 2015

This post was originally published on the World Education Blog of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report. 

You may have seen the recent GMR estimates that there is an annual $39 billion finance gap for achieving new education targets by 2030. They have appeared in the working paper about financing by the Sustainable Development Solution Network,

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Technology and EiE: A landscaping study of technology solutions for education in crisis contexts

20 July 2015

We are pleased to invite you to complete a short survey about the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education in emergencies. Our ultimate goal in collecting this data is to share best practices with the EiE community and, in turn, improve the quality of tools and information available for EiE programming, and, ultimately, promote better education

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Oslo Summit on Education for Development pushes all to ‘do better together’

16 July 2015

By Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Center for Universal Education. This article was originally published on the Brookings Institution's Future Development blog.

On 6-7 July 2015, the Norwegian government convened the Oslo Summit on Education for Development. Timed auspiciously between the World Education Forum in Incheon and the

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INEE Strategic Plan 2015-2017

9 July 2015

by Dean Brooks, INEE Director

I am pleased to share with you the INEE Strategic Plan 2015-2017 -- available in English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish!    The launch of this Strategic Plan in 2015 represents a key milestone for INEE, as it marks 15 years since the World Education Forum in Dakar, which spurred the establishment of

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Four poor excuses for neglecting children’s education in crises – and what to do about it

6 July 2015

by Susan Nicolai, head of the Development Progress project at the Overseas Development Institute This blog post was originally published on 6 July 2015 on the ODI website.

Nepal’s devastating earthquake in May this year destroyed or damaged 50,000 classrooms, affecting more than a million children.

Last year, Ebola wreaked havoc on already fragile school systems

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$2.3 billion required to send children to school in war-torn countries

29 June 2015

from Education For All Global Monitoring Report

A new paper by UNESCO’s Education For All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) shows that 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-affected countries. The most vulnerable are the hardest hit: the poorest are twice as likely to be out of school as their counterparts in

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