The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open, global network of UN agencies, NGOs, donors, governments, universities, schools, and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.
Guided by a multi-year strategic plan, governed by a set of by-laws, and supported by a Secretariat, INEE engages a multi-stakeholder strategy of education in emergencies (EiE) that spans traditional boundaries of development and humanitarian action.
INEE strives to be an open, flexible network with minimal formal structure, shared leadership, open non-competitive membership, and strong inter-agency collaborative relationships. INEE plays a facilitative as opposed to an operational role. INEE complements other more formal inter-agency mechanisms by employing the ‘soft power’ of convening and facilitating, not directing and competing, to draw agencies together, sustain commitment, and strengthen collaboration.
INEE envisions a world where:
INEE was conceptualized in 2000, during the Strategy Session on Education in Emergencies held at the 2000 World Education Forum in Dakar. As a result, UNESCO, UNICEF, and UNHCR, committed to advancing Strategy Five of the Dakar Framework, convened the first Global Consultation on Education in Emergencies (Geneva, November 8 – 10, 2000) with representatives from WFP, UNDP, the World Bank, bilateral donors, and more than 20 non-governmental organizations engaged in education in emergencies programming. INEE was launched during that consultation in order to build upon and consolidate existing networks and efforts.
For more information about the INEE network, please read the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).