Shape the vision for education in emergencies

Goal: $ 50000

No of Donation: 38

 

 

Goal: $ 50000
Amount Raised: $ 1700
Remaining : $ 48300
No of Donation : 38
Category : Education
Url : http://www.ineesite.org
Contact Number : +41 787943777
Address : c/o International Rescue Committee (IRC)
State : New York
City : New York
Country : US
Zipcode : 10168

Challenge

Half of the 57 million children out of school live in war zones. Millions more are out of school due to floods, earthquakes, etc. However, only 1.4 percent of humanitarian aid goes to education. Teachers can't be trained, supplies can't be purchased, schools can't be built. To ensure access to quality education, the international community must come together to agree on policy and commit funding. The voices of teachers, policymakers and others with first-hand experience are invaluable in this.

Solution

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of individuals and representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools, and affected populations, working together to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. INEE was conceived in 2000 during the World Education Forum's Strategy Session on Education in Emergencies in Dakar during which the idea was proposed to develop a process which would improve inter-agency communication and collaboration within the context of education in emergencies. At a follow-up Inter-Agency Consultation held in Geneva in November 2000, INEE was officially founded to build upon and consolidate existing networks. Guided by a multi-year strategic plan and supported by a Secretariat, INEE engages a multi-stakeholder strategy that works across traditional boundaries of organizations and institutions in the field of education in emergencies (EiE) to achieve its vision. INEE envisions a world where: All people affected by crisis and instability have access to quality, relevant, and safe education opportunities; Education services are integrated into all emergency interventions as an essential life-saving and life-sustaining component of humanitarian response Governments and donors provide sustainable funding and develop holistic policies to ensure education preparedness, crisis prevention, mitigation, response and recovery; All education programmes preparing for and responding to emergencies, chronic crises, and recovery are consistent with the INEE Minimum Standards and accountable for quality and results.
Education is critical for all children, but it is especially urgent for the tens of millions of children affected by emergencies, be they man-made or natural disasters. To ensure that children have access to school during crises, there must be coordination to hear the voices of those who provide these services and support their work. This project will bring together policymakers and practitioners to ensure that all children and youth have safe, quality, relevant education in emergencies.

Long-Term Impact

Event participants will have a chance to interact with and learn from colleagues, share their experiences and contribute their ideas to the global vision. The global education in emergencies community will benefit from this large-scale collaboration and consensus building on which it can base future policy, research and action. Children in crises around the world will benefit from the attention to the issue and, hopefully, greater numbers of children in crises will get in and stay in school.

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