INEE - International Network for Education in Emergencies

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


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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Voice from field: Incorporating peacebuilding curriculum in your programmes

26 November 2014

In this interview INEE's Conflict Sensitive Education Capacity Development Coordinator, Cynthia Koons, interviews Shana Peiffer, Senior Child Protection Specialist for Save the Children, about her approach to adapting the Inter-Agency Peace Education materials for use in Myanmar. She finds that you don’t have to be a peacebuilding expert to review and adapt the Inter-Agency Peace Education

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The New Berghof Handbook on Peace Education and Conflict Transformation

20 November 2014

The interaction between direct and structural peace education offers new prospects for sustainable peace education whose aim is to promote conflict transformation. Improving the structural conditions for a long-term conflict transformation culture can do much to enhance the development of learning spaces for peace.

The new Berghof Handbook Article on Peace

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Ebola and the Lost Children of Sierra Leone

13 November 2014

by Chernor Bah, Youth Advocate for the Global Partnership for Education and a co-founder of A World at School. This Op-Ed was originally published on 13 November 2014 by The New York Times.  

Arriving at Port Loko, one of the largest towns in the north of Sierra Leone, is like reaching a country under siege. In the

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Syrian access to higher education in Turkey

9 November 2014

by James R. King, Senior Research & Program Officer at the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund

The conflict in Syria and ensuing humanitarian crisis has dominated global headlines since 2011. The numbers are staggering. 200,000 people killed. Half of Syria’s pre-war population displaced, more than 3 million as refugees and 7 million internally.

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