Cluster coordination, whether of national or sub-national clusters, can be a daunting task, especially in the midst of an acute emergency when there are many pressures and priorities to be addressed.
Successful cluster coordination relies on individual leadership that is technically strong: up-to-date knowledge of best practice and thorough knowledge of the INEE Minimum Standards and other key guidance. Excellent interpersonal skills are also essential: managing meetings, sharing information strategically, bringing partners together under a shared strategy and common priorities, monitoring cluster progress and learning lessons from the cluster’s successes and challenges.
The documents on this page provide basic guidance on what the cluster approach is, how clusters should function, and introductory information about some of the key responsibilities of clusters. Links to further resources on key areas of work for the Education Cluster are also highlighted. The documents are of use to Cluster Coordinators, other Cluster staff, Cluster partners and anyone wanting to understand how Education Clusters should function and the fundamental standards for education in emergencies programming.