Cluster Coordination

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.

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October 27, 2015
The Cluster Coordination Reference Module is about the basics of cluster coordination. It has been compiled as a reference guide for practitioners to facilitate the work through which humanitarian outcomes can be improved. It outlines key concepts and draws attention to existing guidance. Topics include how clusters are activated and deactivated, management of and participation …
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September 24, 2015
Title: Conducting a Secondary Data Review to support the development of a Humanitarian Needs Overview with a focus on protracted crises. Date: Tuesday 8 September 2015 ACAPS provided technical support in delivering a webinar to guide cluster staff in how to aggregate and synthesise data from a number of sources to put together a robust …
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September 1, 2015
The MIRA guidance is part of the IASC Transformative Agenda (TA) Protocols. The TA recognizes the critical role of needs assessment (NA) as a basis for overall and cluster stategy development; agreed that NA should be well coordinsted, rapid and repeated/reviewed as necessary to reflect the changing dynamics, drivers and needs in each country and …
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September 1, 2015
This document is part of the IASC Transformative Agenda Protocols. It is primarily for managers of organisations that prepare for and respond to humanitarian crises. It provides an overview of what needs to be done, when and by whom, to enable managers to allocate staff and tasks, sequence decisions and planning, and identify priorities. It …
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September 1, 2015
In light of the growing recognition of the weaknesses in the multilateral humanitarian response, the IASC Principals decided to review the current approach to humanitarian response and make adjustments, building on the lessons learned in 2010 and 2011. Based on an analysis of current challenges to leadership and coordination, the IASC Principals agreed in December …
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March 31, 2014
This template is designed to help clusters think through the various information management requirements of each strategic decision and activity the cluster will undertake during the response. This template also contains an easy to use calendar for clusters to turn their strategic activity decision planner into an effective visual tool. The template may be adapted …
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March 31, 2014
This excel calendar template is intended to be used by country clusters needing an offline calendar tool.  The template may be adapted to suit a cluster`s local context and specific needs.
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March 31, 2014
This Education Custer Word Document Template is available for country clusters looking for a cluster branded word document. The template may be adapted to suit a cluster`s local context and specific needs.
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March 31, 2014
This is an Education Cluster branded PowerPoint template. Country Clusters may use this ready-made template when preparing presentations.  More free education PowerPoint templates are available here
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March 31, 2014
The Cluster Contact List template is intended to collect contact details of all the individual members of the cluster. This basic template is designed to collect a more limited range of contact information than the comprehensive version of the Education Cluster Contact List. The template may be adapted to suit a cluster`s local context and …
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