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

Frequently Asked Questions

1.   How can I become a member of INEE?
2.   What are the benefits of being an INEE member?
3.   How can I reset my password to access my INEE profile?
4.   How can I get INEE tools and publications?
5.   How can I subscribe to receive INEE email messages or update my subscriptions?
6.   How can I update my INEE membership profile?
7.   How can I share information with INEE?
8.   How can I contact other INEE members?
9.   What is the INEE Secretariat and what does it do?
10. What are INEE Working Groups?
11. What are INEE Task Teams, and how can I join?
12. What are INEE Language Communities, and how can I join?
13. What is the INEE Steering Group and what does it do?
14. What is the difference between INEE and the INEE Minimum Standards?
15. Does INEE offer training on education in emergencies or on the INEE Minimum Standards?

16. Does INEE offer employment opportunities?
17. How can I volunteer in crisis contexts?
18. Does INEE provide funding or scholarships?
19. How can I donate to INEE? 
20. What academic institutions offer courses on education in emergencies?

 

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1. How can I become a member of INEE?

INEE is open to all individuals and organizations who implement, support, study, advocate and are interested in education in emergencies. Membership is free and involves no obligation. To join INEE, click here to register. 

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2. What are the benefits of being an INEE member?


Your member benefits include:

  • Member Community: Find other members and professional contacts by name, country, organization, and more.
  • Resources: 24/7 access to world-class tools and resources in both the general Resource Database and the vetted INEE Toolkit.
  • Information: Subscribe to any of more than a dozen email lists in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Portuguese.
  • Jobs: Find and post job opportunities.
  • Contribution channels: Access to online forms for sharing jobs, events, and resources on the INEE website.
  • Webinars: Stay informed about hot topics of interest to the sector.
  • Discussion forums: Participate in online discussions with other members all over the globe.
  • Personal touch: Responsive, knowledgeable INEE staff, ready to help you get the most out of your membership - info@ineesite.org.

To join INEE, click here to register. 

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3. How can I reset my password to access my INEE profile?

To reset your INEE online account password, go to the INEE login page and click on the “Forgot your password?” link. Enter your INEE account email address (hint: this might be the email address that you used when you first joined INEE), and submit the request. A new password will be sent to your email.

If you have forgotten what email you used to register with INEE, please write to memberservices@ineesite.org for assistance.

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4. How can I get INEE tools and publications?

All of INEE’s tools and many other publications can be freely downloaded from the INEE website. If you are interested specifically in INEE tools, you can find them available for free download in the online INEE Toolkit.

To receive hardcopies of INEE tools, please select the publications you want using the Request Materials form. Depending on availability and the distance to your location, the order may take between 4-6 weeks to arrive. Shipping and handling fees may apply, and you will be notified in advance.   

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5. How can I subscribe to receive INEE email messages or update my email subscriptions?

New subscribers: Subscribe to any of INEE's email lists in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic by completing the subscribe form and selecting your email preferences.

Existing subscribers: If you already receive emails from INEE, you can modify your email subscriptions to more than a dozen mailing lists in five languages by clicking on the Update your email address and email subscriptions link at the bottom of any message you receive from INEE. Or, complete this form and save your subscription preferences.

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6. How can I update my INEE membership profile?

We encourage you to update your INEE membership profile regularly; once per year is advisable, or at least whenever your employment changes.

1. Log in to your INEE online account.
2. Click on the "My Profile" button in the upper right hand corner of the page
3. Click on the "Edit my profile" button
4. Edit the information you would like to modify, such as your email address, password, personal and professional information. You may also want to share your photo and click the box to share your profile on the INEE website.
5. Click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.

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7. How can I share information with INEE?

To share/submit information with the INEE Secretariat or with INEE at large, we encourage you to use the following means of communication:

Jobs – use the Add a Job form (must be logged in)
Resources for the Resource Database – use the Upload a Resource form (must be logged in)
Events for the Events List – use the Add an event form (must be logged in)
• Information, events, and resources for the Bi-Weekly Bulletin – email bwb@ineesite.org
• Publications for the Academic Space – email acadamicspace@ineesite.org
Blog post – email blog@ineesite.org; click for instructions for writing a blog post
• Case studies and lessons learned on the INEE Minimum Standards – email minimumstandards@ineesite.org
• Feedback on INEE tools – email materials@ineesite.org

For general queries, contact info@ineesite.org.

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8. How can I contact other INEE members?

INEE members are able to contact other members through the INEE Member Database. Once you are logged in, click on Member Database in the Members and Groups dropdown menu. Use the search criteria to narrow your search for members, and click Submit. (Just click the Submit button without search criteria to get a list of all members.) Once you find a member that you would like to contact, click on the “Contact Me” link to the right of his/her name and send him/her a message using the form.   

If you are not yet a member of INEE, click here to register. 

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9. What is the role of the INEE Secretariat?

INEE maintains a core staff team that represents the network, leads and supports network activities, and coordinates network processes, systems and projects. The INEE Secretariat works closely with the INEE Steering Group and the INEE Working Groups to ensure that the mandate of the network is met and that member needs are supported. INEE Secretariat staff are hosted by INEE Steering Group member agencies.

Find out more about the INEE Secretariat on the Who we are page of the INEE website.

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10. What are the INEE Working Groups?

INEE Working Groups are formal groups of institutional members who work together to implement specific activities toward the achievement of the INEE Strategic Plan. Working Groups are composed of experts and practitioners from a variety of international organisations and institutions, and membership is gained through an application process. Read more about specific INEE Working Groups one the INEE website.

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11. What are the INEE Task Teams, and how can I join?

The INEE Task Teams allow INEE members to work collectively on specific areas of interest, advocating for key thematic issues and collaboratively developing tools and resources to help practitioners provide inclusive, quality and safe education for all affected by crisis. Task Team membership is open to any INEE member. Read more about INEE Task Teams on the INEE website.

To join an INEE Task Team, please contact the conveners using the email address listed on the Task Team page.

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12. What are the INEE Language Communities, and how can I join?

The INEE Language Communities are groups of INEE members who work in languages other than English. The Language Communities seek to expand and share access to resources, tools, and experience in the non-English working languages of INEE, namely Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

You can join an INEE Language Community simply by selecting the appropriate Language Community in your online INEE profile.

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13. What is the role of the INEE Steering Group?

In consultation with the wider membership and within the outline of the INEE Strategic Plan, the INEE Steering Group sets goals and plans for the network, approves new working groups and task teams, and provides strategic guidance to the Secretariat staff. The INEE Steering Group is composed of organizational members, represented by senior professionals in the field of education in emergencies. Steering Group members are all equal in status, and no one Steering Group member may make decisions for INEE in his/her own individual capacity.

Steering Group organizations commit to support INEE with monetary and in-kind contributions, including travel to two annual Steering Group meetings and hosting of meetings. In addition to attending two Steering Group meetings per year, representatives give substantial time reviewing and providing strategic input on INEE activities. 

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14. What is the difference between INEE and the INEE Minimum Standards?

INEE is a network of individuals and organizations who come together to create knowledge, share information and advocate for education in crisis and crisis-prone situations. The INEE Minimum Standards: Preparedness, Response, Recovery handbook is the network's foundational tool for providing good practices and concrete guidance to governments and humanitarian workers in order to ensure access to safe, relevant and quality education opportunities for all. The INEE Minimum Standards handbook is widely used in the field to guide education in emergencies programming, advocacy, research, coordination and Monitoring and evaluation.

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15. Does INEE offer training on education in emergencies or on the INEE Minimum Standards?

Yes. Hundreds of humanitarian workers, government representatives and education practitioners have already been trained, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to provide the psychosocial, physical and cognitive protection that quality education can afford communities in crisis. If you are interested in participating in a training on the INEE Minimum Standards training or want to find an upcoming training in your country or region, please email mstraining@ineesite.org or become a member of INEE and stay informed about upcoming trainings through INEE’s regular communications.

If you want to learn by yourself, you can use the INEE E-learning module to learn more about the INEE Minimum Standards. You can also read through the training modules that are used during trainings. You can find the complete training package here. We also encourage you to explore the other Tools and Resources that Support the Use and Application of the INEE Minimum Standards, all available on the INEE website.

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16. Does INEE offer employment opportunities?

INEE partner organizaitons regularly list new vacancies on the INEE Jobs listing, and a weekly Jobs message is sent to all subscribing members. 

INEE has a handful of full-time paid staff; these positions occasionally become available as staff move on. INEE regularly hires consultants and recruits interns to carry out specific projects and tasks. All positions, including internships, are posted on the INEE Jobs listing.

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17. How can I volunteer in crisis contexts?

INEE does not manage volunteers, but we encourage people to contact organizations that specialize in connecting education professionals with volunteer opportunities. Below is a short list of such organizations. Note that INEE does not have formal partnerships with these organizations and cannot endorse them.

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18. Does INEE provide funding or scholarships?

INEE is not a funding organization; it does not provide any form of financial disbursement, grants, contributions, scholarships, or travel funds to individuals or organizations. We do support our members through information and tools sharing, and we encourage the free use of INEE resources in all education in emergencies work. INEE supports projects through networking opportunities and increasing their visibility.

Funding sources for projects

If you are seeking to fund your project, you may wish to explore the following links to information on grants and funding programs for educational projects.

  • Nesta: www.nesta.org.uk/get-funding
  • Mozilla Grants: www.mozilla.org/en-US/grants/
  • Edutopia: www.edutopia.org/grants-and-resources
  • Skoll: www.skollfoundation.org/approach/investment-strategy/
  • Gates Foundation: www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grant-Opportunities
  • Funds for NGOs: www.fundsforngos.org
  • Education Endowment Foundation: educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/apply-for-funding/
  • IEEE Foundation: www.ieeefoundation.org/Grants
  • The Global Fund for Children: www.globalfundforchildren.org/apply-for-a-grant
  • The Commonwealth Foundation: www.commonwealthfoundation.com/grants
  • Youth Policy: www.youthpolicy.org/mappings/regionalyouthfunding/
  • The International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA): http://insea.org/publications/grant-information-projects-africa
  • Welcome Europe: www.welcomeurope.com/european-subsidies-sector-Education+Training.html
  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation: www.msdf.org/apply/
  • RGK Foundation: www.rgkfoundation.org/public/guidelines
  • Education Endowment Foundation: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/funding/

Financial support for students

Click to access a list of resources for students and scholarship seekers.

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19. How can I donate to INEE?

INEE gratefully accepts donations online, as well as by check or money order from any country, and by bank transfer. To donate online, go to: www.rescue.org/donate_to_INEE.

To donate via check or money order, please send the check/money order – made out to “International Rescue Committee” with a note that designates the funds are a “Donation to INEE” – to the following address:

Dean Brooks, INEE Director
International Rescue Committee
122 East 42nd St., 14th floor
New York, NY 10168   USA

To donate through a bank transfer, please contact donations@ineesite.org to receive contact bank information.

Thank you!

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20. What academic institutions offer courses on education in emergencies?

Below is a list of institutions that offer courses and conduct research on education in emergencies and education for international development. The institutions that offer specialised courses in education in emergencies are marked with a red asterisk (*). Click on the link for each institution to find out more.

Africa

Asia

Europe

Latin America

  • TBD

North America

Oceania

  • TBD

To contribute to this list, please contact academics@ineesite.org.

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