Coordinating Education in Crises

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) suite of reports on strengthening coordinated education planning and response among humanitarians, and with development actors. Independently researched and produced by ODI, the reports were commissioned in partnership by the Global Education Cluster (GEC), the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with funding from the Education Cannot Wait global fund for education in emergencies (ECW).

Education is a powerful tool and a source of hope for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies, providing knowledge, skills, and competencies for a better future. Yet over 75 million children currently have their education disrupted by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises – a situation further compounded by the current COVID-19 pandemic. With this in mind, generous support from ECW enabled the GEC, INEE and UNHCR to come together to strengthen joint planning, coordination and response, with the ultimate goal of supporting the education of children and youth living in emergencies and protracted crises contexts.

ODI was commissioned to undertake independent research to develop this evidence base, comprising of an analytical framework, 6 country case studies covering Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Bangladesh, Chad and Syria, and a synthesis report which outlines recommendations for action from key stakeholders and actors across diverse contexts.

Read the full suite of reports here (English only): https://www.odi.org/projects/2954-coordinating-education-crises

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Individual reports can be downloaded at the following links:

WEBINAR ON REACT: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES

You are cordially invited to join GBC-Education and INEE for a webinar showcasing how business and implementation partners can use the Rapid Education Action (REACT) digital platform to deliver much-needed resources to children caught in conflict. The webinar features a panel discussion with expert voices from Education Cannot Wait, INEE, Avanti Communications and ARUP International Development.

React20 March 2019 from 9:00-10:00am (New York time zone)

You are cordially invited to join GBC-Education and INEE for a webinar showcasing how business and implementation partners can use the Rapid Education Action (REACT) digital platform to deliver much-needed resources to children caught in conflict. The webinar features a panel discussion with expert voices from Education Cannot Wait, INEE, Avanti Communications and ARUP International Development.

REACT is a matchmaking platform that channels support from businesses – in the form of financial and in-kind contributions, technical expertise, and employee volunteers – to NGOs and other organizations providing educational opportunity in emergency situations.

During the webinar, GBC-Education will conduct a live demonstration of the REACT digital platform (www.now-react.org). Attendees will learn how to register for an account and request urgent resources on the website to get matched with and receive support from appropriate private sector organizations. Click to read more in the REACT flyer.

The demonstration will be followed by a panel discussion with:

Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait

Dean Brooks, Director, INEE

Graham Peters, Managing Director, Avanti Communications

Hayley Gryc, Associate, ARUP International Development

Panelists will share insights on the importance of public-private partnerships in education in emergencies, lessons learned from navigating the REACT partnership process, and useful tips on how to more effectively work across the sectors to harness meaningful partnership opportunities.

Register