Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies: a community of practice, a catalyst for change

Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
Overseas Development Institute (UK)
Education in emergencies and reconstruction; IIEP research papers
104 p.

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About the publication

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) was conceived in 2000 following the recognition that humanitarian crises are a major obstacle to the fulfilment of the global commitment to Education for All. The network was set up as a communication mechanism for advocacy, knowledge sharing and the distribution of materials designed to promote improved collaboration and effectiveness in the context of education in emergencies for agencies involved in emergency response and post-crisis recovery. Ten years on, it has become an active global, open network of over 5,000 members from non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, donors, practitioners, researchers and individuals from aff ected populations working together within a humanitarian and development framework to ensure the right to education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. In 2008, the INEE Steering Group hired a team from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to carry out research for a unique network case study of both changes in the field as well as INEE's role and the network's concomitant growth over this period. The case study explores the network's development, its main functions and INEE's value as a network. In addition, the study examines whether INEE is meeting its 2008-2010 strategic goals of strengthening institutional coordination, enhancing global knowledge and capacity, and promoting a dynamic membership to advance the field of education in emergencies.