USAID ECCN, in partnership with the Inter-Agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), hosted a webcast on June 9, offering a first preview of the AEWG’s Accelerated Education pocket guide, which features 10 key principles of Accelerated Education. Presenters covered the development, importance, and potential application of the Accelerated Education pocket guide and an overview of the 10 principles to guide development and implementation of Accelerated Education programming.
Please note that the pocket guide is a beta version and is being field tested. Please contact Martha Hewison (HEWISON@unhcr.org) for further information, or if you are interested in taking part in the field test.
Martha Hewison has over 20 years of education experience working for INGOs, donors, and governments in East, West, and Southern Africa, with a particular focus on education in post-conflict contexts and fragile states. Currently she is part of the UNHCR Education team, with a specific focus on supporting accelerated education programmes, and is chair of the AEWG. Prior to this, she has worked largely in East Africa (Uganda, South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya) with a specific focus on education and fragility.
Kate Radford, with War Child, has over 20 years’ experience working internationally in rights-based development cooperation, change management, programme management and evaluation and business development in the development, humanitarian, and private sectors
James Lawrie, Senior Education Adviser with Save the Children, has 15 years’ experience as a teacher, researcher, policy adviser, and programme manager working in numerous conflict, post-conflict, and low-income locations. He has been involved in Accelerated Education Programming in South Sudan, DRC, Bangladesh, and Uganda, and joined the AEWG in 2015.
Ash Hartwell has 40 years of field experience working at community, national and international levels on educational policy analysis, planning, evaluation, and research. He has conducted program and project evaluations in numerous crisis and post-conflict countries including Uganda, Egypt, and South Sudan. Over the past five years he completed numerous consultancies including serving on the core Leader Team for EQUIP 2, focusing on an analysis of alternative education models for underserved populations. Mr. Hartwell is M&E Specialist for USAID ECCN, Adjunct Professor at the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts, and joined the AEWG in 2015.