Since its inception the Working Group has led the agenda on education in conflict-affected and fragile contexts, especially in building the evidence and knowledge base on key issues in education in emergencies and crisis-affected settings. For a full overview of what the Education Policy Working Group has accomplished see the 2015-2017 Highlights.
Some selected examples of achievements include:
Conflict Sensitive Education (CSE) Training of Trainers (July 2017). This four-day workshop built on the INEE CSE Pack previously created in 2014. Members of the INEE Secretariat and INEE Education Policy and Standards & Practice Working Groups organized and facilitated the training. It was hosted by UNRWA and also made possible thanks to two EPWG member organizations USAID and EAA-PEIC. Some 40 education practitioners from agencies working in conflict-affected settings participated in the workshop. The ToT is part of an INEE CSE capacity building initiative, which aims to support the integration of conflict-sensitive education strategies into programming and policies of agencies working in crisis-affected and fragile environments. See INEE’s CSE thematic page and CSE Learning Community page for more.
International Conference: Education for a Better Future - Creating Prospects for Displaced Populations (2 Nov 2016). This conference, co-sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and INEE, brought together over 160 international humanitarian and development actors to examine and discuss the role of education and skills development in improving futures for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs); identify main challenges, good practices, and lessons learned; and formulate research, policy and practice recommendations. See INEE’s thematic page for more on forced displacement.
Video: Preventing Violent Extremism. This 5-minute whiteboard video illustrates education’s role in preventing violent extremism (PVE). It looks at some definitions of PVE and the role of education in fostering inclusive and equitable environments, encouraging critical thinking, promoting tolerance and respect for diversity, and thereby contributing to wider social cohesion and the reduction of violence in all forms. Available in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. See INEE’s thematic page for more on PVE.
Education Development Trust
Children in Crisis
Education Development Center
Global Partnership for Education
Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC)
Save the Children
Search for Common Ground
Teachers College, Columbia University
University of Amsterdam
University of Florence
World Vision International