15 September 2014
by Cynthia Koons, Conflict Sensitive Education Capacity Development Coordinator
It’s a fact: education is a right. This right is documented in the Millennium Development Goals, the Education for All Goals, and other international agreements, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
However, in conflict-affected and fragile states, we know that this right to
9 September 2014
Today, 90% of victims of conflicts are civilians. Half of them are children.
In fact, of the approximately 75 million children who are out of school worldwide, half live in conflict areas and are especially vulnerable to the fallout of war.
A 13 year-boy from the
31 July 2014
Since 7 July 2014, more than 1000 Palestinians have been killed and around 230,000 displaced in Gaza. Many of the displaced civilians are now living in one of the 84 UNRWA shelters and schools. UNESCO Education Officer in Gaza and INEE member, Bilal Hamaydah, volunteers to provide psychosocial support to displaced children. Read his story in his own words. This story was
24 July 2014An interview with Alberto Biancoli, Education Programme Specialist, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Amman
As the Education Programme Specialist for UNRWA, Mr. Alberto Biancoli speaks to Katie Zanoni, INEE Minimum Standards Team Member, to discuss how the INEE Minimum Standards (INEE MS) have impacted his work on both a personal
7 July 2014An interview with Dr. Carine Allaf, INEE Minimum Standards Working Group Co-Chair and Director of Programs at Qatar Foundation International, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Carine Allaf offers a unique view of the field of education in emergencies (EiE) with her background working in different countries as well as her experience teaching about EiE at Teachers College, Columbia University.
30 June 2014An interview with Ms. Serena Campogrande, INTERSOS Protection Advisor and interim Education Advisor, Italy.
As the interim Education Advisor at INTERSOS, Ms. Serena Campogrande consulted with her colleagues in the field working to provide education and child protection in emergencies. Ms. Campogrande spoke to Katie Zanoni, INEE Minimum Standards Team Member, to share the collective knowledge gathered from
23 June 2014An interview with Khalil Al-Hussaini, Donor Coordinator with the Ministry of Education in Yemen
As the Donor Coordinator with the Ministry of Education (MoE) in Yemen, Mr. Khalil Al-Hussaini is responsible for working with donors to ensure quality education is accessible for children who have been impacted by conflict in the country. Mr. Al-Hussaini represents the MoE in
16 June 2014An interview with Ms. Sweta Shah, Education in Emergencies Specialist at Plan International, USA
As the Education in Emergencies Specialist at Plan International, Ms. Sweta Shah explains how the INEE Minimum Standards are embedded in her work and her institution. In this interview Ms. Shah speaks to Katie Zanoni, INEE Minimum Standard Team Member, to identify some of
9 June 2014An interview with Ellen van Kalmthout, global Education Cluster Coordinator at UNICEF, Geneva.
Ms. Ellen van Kalmthout is a longstanding practitioner in the education in emergencies field and is currently global Education Cluster Coordinator at UNICEF. In this interview, Ms. Van Kalmthout speaks with Katie Zanoni, INEE Minimum Standards Team Member, to unveil a rich history of the
4 June 2014
Below is a press release from the Global Partnership for Education.
Global Leaders Press for Recommitment to Girls' Education in Light of Nigeria Abductions In Open Letter, Prime Ministers, President of European Commission and EU Development Commissioner call on world leaders to reverse education funding decline.
Washington, D.C. - 4 June 2014