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While more financial and political support has been brought to education in emergencies, it has not yet translated into a significant change in prioritization.
A four-part Series Unpacking Education’s Central Role in Humanitarian Response
The overall purpose of the Elevating Education in Emergencies series is to galvanize increased attention for and prioritization of education in humanitarian responses. While not possible to cover the full breadth of the sector, each of the four meetings over the next two years will highlight one critical issue relevant to education in emergencies professionals working in coordinated humanitarian responses today.
I.Introduction: What is this document and how is it organized?
This report is the outcome of a mid-term review of the 2015-2019 Global Education Cluster strategy, culminating in an updated strategic vision and strategy map that builds on the previous two years of work. A few considerations regarding this document:
1) This strategy builds on the current 2015-2019 GEC Strategy (Annex III); the core functions and main elements of that strategy do not change; this addition merely adds a more strategic vision to what exists.
The Global Education Cluster (GEC) 2016 Report seeks to illustrate how the work of the GEC has been particularly significant in achieving results. It presents examples of our work that demonstrate how our aim to be as field-focused and field-informed as possible has enabled education responses to be more effective, through better coordination. The report also looks at the changing humanitarian landscape and new opportunities for the field of education in emergencies (EiE), with the launch of the Education Cannot Wait Fund.
The Global Education Cluster is pleased to share the new Guide to Education in Emergencies Needs Assessment. The Guide is an accompaniment to and provides a theoretical foundation for the Needs Assessment Package contained within the Education Cluster Toolkit.
Dear EiE colleagues,
Dear EiE colleagues,
We are pleased to share the 30th issue of the Global Education Cluster newsletter. Our newsletter is issued every month and is primarily produced by and for Education Cluster members and partners at global and country level. It provides an update on country clusters, RRT deployments, global events and the latest resources related to education in emergencies. Please share this newsletter with colleagues, partners, country-level Education cluster members and other colleagues who might find the information and contacts useful.
GLOBAL EDUCATION CLUSTER
This Guide accompanies and complements The Role of the Education Cluster in Monitoring, Reporting and Responding to Attacks on Education: Field Guidance for Education Cluster Coordination Teams (2016).
The Global Education Cluster 2015 Report seeks to illustrate how the work of the Global Education Cluster and its new strategic direction have been particularly significant in achieving results despite the challenging environment faced by humanitarian agencies in 2015. The report presents examples of our work that demonstrate how our aim to be as field focused (and field informed) as possible has successfully enabled education responses to be more effective, through better coordination. Continued partner support (highlighted in the report) has also been critical to this success.
In emergencies, quality education is crucial to provide children with physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection that can be both life-sustaining and life-saving. Despite this, research shows that child protection and education are among the least funded humanitarian sectors.
How big is the issue?
The annual work plan describes in detail what outputs the Education Cluster (EC) 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 actors1 involved in the delivery of the outputs; specifying how the outputs will be achieved, the resources required, the budget requirement for key tasks and how performance will be measured.
1. Introduction and Acknowledgements
The Education Cluster derives its primary mandate, scope and boundaries from the IASC humanitarian system, and specifically from the cluster approach. Therefore, this 2015-2019 Strategic Plan is organised around core cluster coordination services. The systemization and consolidation of the cluster approach in the past two years have helped enabled this clear vision and focus in our strategic plan.
Economic strengthening programmes such as cash transfers are increasingly part of humanitarian response. They give households more financial flexibility and can have positive results for children, including on nutrition, health, or education. Identified as a knowledge gap area at the joint annual Education Cluster-Child Protection Working Group meeting in Geneva in October 2013, both groups collaborated on a compendium of evidence and guidance on Economic Strengthening for Child Protection & Education in Emergencies.
Dear Education Cluster colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Education Cluster website, http://educationcluster.net!
The Education Cluster Unit has been closely working with the UNICEF Global Cluster Coordination Unit to develop its own website on a new platform shared with all UNICEF (co-)led Clusters and Areas of Responsibility (AoRs). This new platform offers more flexibility in terms of structure and visual identity and strengthens the exchange of information across clusters.
Esta Guía sobre el VIH en la Educación en Situaciones de Emergencia proporciona información para profesionales de la educación que ofrecen, gestionan o apoyan servicios de educación en situaciones de emergencia. Proporciona orientación para la integración del VIH, la salud sexual y reproductiva en las respuestas de educación formal y no formal para adolescentes de 10 a 19 años de edad.