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

INEE Standards and Practice Working Group

The INEE Standards and Practice Working Group (WG) is a group of 30 NGOs,  UN agencies, and academics from around the world that work together within a humanitarian and development framework to facilitate access to quality education and safe environment for all in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. The current group (2015-2017) builds on the background of the WG’s achievements since 2004 including around knowledge management, capacity development, and contextualization and application of the INEE Minimum Standards. The group will lead the mobilization of  EiE knowledge and will develop innovative strategies to professionalize and develop capacities within the field of EiE with an overall emphasis on having a clear impact at the field and country-levels. The WG will also serve to increase partnerships with the private sector, social innovators from the global North and South, and non-traditional government partners.

View the complete INEE Standards and Practice Working Group Charter (2015-2017) here.

Read about the key accomplishments of the INEE Standards and Practice Working Group since it was founded in 2004 here.

INEE Standards and Practice Working Group Members 2015-2017

  • ActionAid, South Africa                  
  • ChildFund International, USA                        
  • Creative Associates International, USA                    
  • FHI 360, USA                         
  • Finn Church Aid, Finland                           
  • Global Partnership for Education, USA                  
  • IBIS, Denmark
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC), USA                               
  • Jesuit Refugee Service, Italy                             
  • Jusoor, USA                                                  
  • Libraries without Borders, USA/France       
  • Mavi Kalem, Turkey                 
  • National Campaign for Education Nepal, Nepal             
  • Norwegian Refugee Council, Norway                                                              
  • People in Need, Czech Republic         
  • Plan International, USA             
  • Qatar Foundation International, USA               
  • RET, Switzerland                     
  • ROTA, Qatar                
  • Save the Children, Norway/Australia  
  • Save Youth Future Society, Palestine                            
  • Spark Syria, Netherlands             
  • Teachers College Columbia University, USA        
  • UNESCO Abuja Office, Nigeria               
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • University of Tromsø, Norway          
  • UNRWA, Jordan                    
  • WarChild, Holland/Canada
  • World Vision International, USA

INEE Secretariat Staff

  • INEE Coordinator for Standards and Practice, Arianna Pacifico, United States

Working Group on Minimum Standards Meeting Minutes

History of the INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards

INEE established the first Working Group on Minimum Standards to oversee the development of the Standards in 2003-2004. A second Working Group on Minimum Standards was constituted to oversee the promotion, training, analysis and implementation of the INEE Minimum Standards in 2005-2009. The third Working Group (2009-2011) led the update of the INEE Minimum Standards, the creation of the INEE Toolkit, and supported the wider promotion and application of the Standards. Based on INEE members' feedback and recommendation by the INEE Steering Group, INEE established a forth Working Group on Minimum Standards (2011-2013) with a renewed mandate and reconstituted membership to enhance knowledge and implementation of the INEE Minimum Standards. The Working Group on Minimum Standards and Network Tools (2013-2015) expanded its focus to support education policy and programming in all phases of emergency response at the national level through the use of the INEE Minimum Standards and to support knowledge management and the strengthening of the evidence base around EiE through research, evaluation and knowledge sharing.


For more information on the history and development of the INEE Minimum Standards and the INEE Minimum Standards Working Group click here.