Policy and Guidance

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December 20, 2016
The new Global Education Cluster Guide to Education in Emergencies Needs Assessment is an accompaniment to and provides a theoretical foundation for the Needs Assessment Package contained within the Education Cluster Toolkit. The Guide and the Needs Assessment Package are intended to be an update of the 2010 Short Guide to Rapid Joint Education Needs …
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June 20, 2016
Attacks on education and the military use of schools are a major challenge to education provision in conflict-affected countries. In recent years, Education Clusters and Education in Emergencies Working Groups (EiE WG) have been increasingly engaged in monitoring, reporting and responding to attacks on education and the military use of schools and using this as …
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October 8, 2015
The annual work plan describes in detail what outputs the Education Cluster aims to deliver to fulfill its role in the coming 12 months, and gives an outline of the likely outputs for the 12 months thereafter. The work plan serves as a written record of discussions and agreements between the main actors involved in …
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September 24, 2015
The Global Education Cluster and the Child Protecting Working Group (CPWG) developed a joint advocacy piece Education and Child Protection interventions can increase humanitarian effectiveness to feed into the World Humanitarian Summit discussion, linked to the work stream on humanitarian effectiveness. The GEC is grateful to the CPWG who took the lead in drafting this joint …
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June 11, 2015
Children living in conflict or emergency-affected areas make up a quarter of the world’s primary school-aged population, yet they represent half of the 58 million children out of school globally. One of the persistent challenges in providing education to children caught up in emergencies is a lack of funding. Earlier this year the UN Special …
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June 11, 2015
The Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) Child Labour Task Force has produced a briefing paper No to Child Labour, Yes to Quality and Safe Education in Emergencies, with support from the Education Cluster and ILO/IPEC. In humanitarian contexts child labour can often be a significant barrier for children who wish to access education, yet for …
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May 20, 2015
The 2015 annual work plan describes in detail what outputs the Education Cluster aims to deliver to fulfil its role in the coming 12 months, and gives an outline of the likely outputs for the 12 months thereafter. The work plan serves as a written record of discussions and agreements between the main actors involved …
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April 1, 2015
The Education Cluster Strategic Plan 2015-2019 is the main reference that will guide the Education Cluster’s activities during the period 2015 to 2020. Its principal purpose is to provide primary direction in support of the generation of the Education Cluster’s annual work plans. The Education Cluster has developed a high degree of operational effectiveness sice its …
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February 5, 2015
 The Global Education Cluster, UNICEF, Save the Children and INEE’s joint advocacy brief Safe Access to Learning, During and After the Ebola Crisis highlights how the Ebola crisis impacts education, and how education is helping prevent Ebola. In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, education partners are supporting the reopening of schools and continued learning for out-of-school …
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December 18, 2014
On December 9th the UN and its humanitarian aprtners launched the Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2015. Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and syria will remain top humanitarian priorities next year. Combined with the impact on their regions, these crises account for over 70% of the funding requirements. To support this launch, UN OCHA has …
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