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INEE 2016 Annual Report

22 July 2017

We are pleased to share with you the INEE Annual Report 2016, a summary of the activities and accomplishments of the network during a very busy last year.

As a vibrant community of practice, the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) continues to serve its members through its core functions of community-building, convening, knowledge management, amplifying and advocating, facilitating and learning, and providing members with the resources and support they need to carry out their work in education in emergencies.

2016 saw the launch of the Education Cannot Wait Fund, an education crisis fund designed to transform the global education sector, including both humanitarian and development responses. INEE played a critical role during the conceptualization of this fund through a two-phase global consultation that culminated in early 2016... Read more in the annual report.

The May 2016 World Humanitarian Summit was a tremendous gathering of humanitarians that provided a historic opportunity to highlight the role that education plays in rebuilding lives during and after crises and its unique role in bridging the gap between humanitarian and development action and actors... Read more in the annual report.​

The year in review... See this timeline in full detail in the 2016 Annual Report.


INEE members are the network’s biggest asset; it exists for and because of its members, and is composed of ‘network spaces’, such as task teams and language communities, that facilitate collaboration and participation at global, regional, and local levels. The INEE membership grew to more than 12,800 individuals in 2016... Read more in the annual report.

The second edition of the Journal on Education in Emergencies was published in December 2016 and contains five articles and three book reviews covering a variety of scholarly/policy topics and types of research design... Read more in the annual report.

Joseph Munyambanza of CIYOTA gives a keynote speech at the International Conference on Education for Displaced Populations, November 2016, Berlin.

The INEE Education Policy Working Group (EPWG) contributes to inter-agency collaboration and evidence-building in the field of education in emergencies and fragile contexts. The EPWG had four areas of focus in 2016: psychosocial support & social and emotional learning; youth, violence & peacebuilding; education & forced displacement; and conflict sensitive education... Read more in the annual report.

The INEE Standards and Practice Working Group (SPWG) focuses on knowledge management, contextualization and application of the INEE Minimum Standards, and capacity development. With trainings, contextualizations, and a renewed humanitarian standards partnerhisp, 2016 was a very busy year for the SPWG... Read more in the annual report.

The INEE Advocacy Working Group (AWG) is focused on supporting INEE’s role to act as a global advocate and thought leader. The AWG has four priority areas: financing; quality education and the promotion of the INEE Minimum Standards; protracted crises and displacement; and protection... Read more in the annual report.

Throughout 2016, INEE members utilized the network’s dedicated communications channels and had access to a wealth of information and resources on the INEE website, which is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic... Read more in the annual report.

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INEE Meet-Up, Syria, October 2016

INEE receives financial support from a variety of sources. And a large part of the network’s success is due to in-kind contributions from many of its members, including materials production and translations, capacity-building and training activities, meeting/workshop support, office space for INEE Secretariat staff, and much more... Read more in the annual report.

We invite you to read this 2016 Annual Report, keeping in mind that the important achievements highlighted here are the result of our collective and cooperative efforts. Your support of and engagement in INEE is our true success, and we look forward to continuing to work with you to ensure all girls, boys, women, and men affected by crisis and instability have access to quality, relevant, and safe education opportunities.

Click to read and download the full INEE Annual Report 2016 in English (pdf); a summary is also available online in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic.