Lessons in Leadership: Save the Children’s Experience of Co-leading the Education Cluster
This report captures highlights from four years of Save the Children’s co-leadership of the Education Cluster, both at global and country levels. We are the only non-governmental organisation (NGO) co-leading a global cluster and we believe that this unique arrangement strengthens the work of the Education Cluster.
Research and interviews with a wide range of Save the Children staff and partners have emphasised the positive benefits of Save the Children’s engagement, both for us as an organisation and for education in emergency actors more broadly.
That said, a number of challenges remain. Building on a recently renewed commitment from Save the Children’s leadership, this report sets out recommendations to improve the work of the cluster and ultimately strengthen our accountability to children and young people affected by natural disasters and conflict.
While recognising the contributions of all active members of the Education Cluster – not least UNICEF as partner co-lead agency – this publication focuses on Save the Children’s experiences of co-leadership.