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*Sign up today* Essentials for EiCC Course

Sign up today for the next session of USAID’s Office of Education course Essentials for Education in Crisis and Conflict Course from May 3 – 4, 2017 in Washington, DC!

Register on USAID UNIVERSITY​ ​by searching for course​ #​40092​ Essentials in Education in Crisis and Conflict. 

Course description:

This 3-day course offers USAID education staff the opportunity to gain and apply knowledge and skills to better design, Read more  »

Education in Syria, a Current Analysis

Join us for an ECCN sponsored webcast, March 29 at 10am EST, on the situation of education in Syria, especially in Dara’a, Idlib and Aleppo. This webcast features a review of the literature carried out by RTI for USAID in late 2016. Learn more and join the discussion on a number of important issues, including; the status of key inputs that make an education system function, education delivery systems inside Syria and how they differ in Syrian government controlled areas, Read more  »

POSTPONED – March 14 Webcast: The role education can play in reducing violence


Due to a blizzard expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast of the United States Monday and Tuesday (3/13&14), we are postponing the webcast: The Role Education can Play in Reducing Violence. Please stay tuned for a new date. Our apologies for any inconvenience this delay might cause.


Join ECCN member Mercy Corps on March 14th from 10-11am EST for a webcast and discussion on the role education can play in reducing violence.  Read more  »

Academic Publishing Event at CIES with JEiE and ECE SIG

Please join the Education, Conflict and Emergencies Special Interest Group (ECE SIG) and the Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE) for an open information session and Q&A at CIES:

Academic Publishing and Education in Emergencies

Tue, March 7, 11:45am to 12:30pm, Sheraton Atlanta, 1, Georgia 7 (South Tower)

Call for Evidence: Affordable non-state schools in contexts of crisis and conflict

Results for Development (R4D) is conducting a literature review on affordable non-state schools in contexts of crisis and conflict. The literature review is one component of a larger USAID commissioned and USAID ECCN facilitated study that seeks to better understand when, what areas, and how governments and donors can engage with the non-state school sector in contexts of crisis and conflict.

Literature to be considered

As part of the review process,

Action for Teachers of Refugees March 14-16, 2017

What: Action for Teachers of Refugees, a free, online global event focused on improving the teaching-of-teachers around the world.

When: March 14-16, 2017, space is limited and registration ends March 3, 2017 – register now!

Sponsored by: The Carey Institute for Global Good with Teachers College, Columbia University, Teachers in Crisis Contexts Working Group and the Cisco Foundation.

Special attraction: USAID’s Nina Papadopoulos,  Education in Crisis and Conflict Team Lead, Read more  »

No Lost Generation Education Technology Summit

Nearly six years since the start of the Syria crisis, the proportion of Syrian children out of school has tripled. The No Lost Generation Education Technology (NLG EdTech) Summit aims to showcase innovative, evidence-based technology solutions to the education and skills challenges caused by the Syrian crisis, and critically look at ways to move EdTech initiatives forward through action planning and seed funding.

Exhibitors and participants will have the opportunity to apply for seed funding during the event to support their action plans to address education needs with innovative approaches. Read more  »

Webinar: “Education for Peacebuilding: Empirical Findings & Insights” – Tue, Jan 31, 9-11 AM EST

Join the Washington Network on Children & Armed Conflict for an online discussion with experts and practitioners on the role education can play in strengthening social cohesion, resilience, and human security in conflict-affected contexts. The discussion will explore findings from the Peacebuilding, Education, and Advocacy Programme (PBEA) and Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, and share insights from education programs for peacebuilding in Lebanon and Macedonia.



Registration Open for CIES March 5 SEL Curriculum Development Workshop

How can education systems support peace and reconciliation in fragile settings where there is ethnic and religious diversity? Can education materials produced for a linguistically diverse society also carry messages about the need to respect diversity and build social cohesion? This workshop offers one step in that direction: building ‘Learning to Live together’ and Global/National/Local Citizenship themes into workshops for writers of stories, textbooks and other education materials in countries in crisis or conflict, Read more  »

Call for Chapter Proposals: Refugee Education

Book Title: Refugee Education: International Perspectives from Higher Education and NGOs

An edited volume by Dr. Patrick Blessinger, St. John’s University and Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association and Dr. Enakshi Sengupta, The American University of Kurdistan.

Published by Emerald Group Publishing, http://www.emeraldinsight.com.

Submissions should be submitted electronically to: https://www.hetl.org/emerald-refugee-education-submission-form/

Procurement Announcement: Affordable Private Schools in EiCC affected context

USAID ECCN announces a new Request for Proposals (RFP) on the topic of Affordable Private Schools (APS) in crisis and conflict-affected environments. The purpose of this RFP is to invite prospective consultants to submit a proposal to provide; an updated literature review that will expand on the work of The Mitchell Group and JBS International on the topic of APS in crisis and conflict-affected settings, contribute to the convening of a workshop with a variety of actors working on the topic of APS, Read more  »

Education Cannot Wait Fund Design Survey

As you may know, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) was recently set up as a global fund for education in emergency settings. ECW has contracted the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to support the design of the fund’s operational model and results framework. The design work will be grounded in a comparative analysis of other global funds and funding approaches, input from key stakeholders and experts, two design workshops, and a broad consultative process that gathers input from global civil society, Read more  »

Providing Quality Education in Afghanistan: Latest Research Findings

How can we ensure that girls and boys living in conflict-affected regions have equitable access to quality education?

We are delighted to announce that Professors Dana Burde and Cyrus Samii will present findings from New York University’s USAID-funded Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects of Community-Based Education in Afghanistan (ALSE) on Friday, December 2nd at the Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington, DC from 12:30 pm – Read more  »

Webinar Recording Now Available: A Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness

Teaching and learning materials have a powerful impact on children because the images and language they contain can influence a child’s understanding of the world—and themselves. Especially in environments that are prone to conflict and crisis, those materials can have a compounding effect and help mitigate or contribute to conflict in the society.  In support of the goal to promote inclusivity and equality in teaching and learning materials, the U.S. Read more  »

Webinar: “Experiential Approaches to Peacebuilding” – Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Research and experience suggest that experiential methods of learning and relationship-building, when facilitated carefully, can generate positive impact on conflict parties’ attitudes, behaviors, and future outlooks. Led by three scholar-practitioners with extensive experience in the field, this webinar explores the role of experiential learning in the transformation of social conflict. It also presents real-world examples of experiential learning for peacebuilding. These examples include leadership and dialogue programs for youth from diverse conflict-affected societies, Read more  »

DC Event Invite – Girls’ education challenge: To educate out-of-school girls

The Girls’ Education Challenge – a UK Department for International Development (DFID) fund launched in 2012 – has invested £300m in the education of a million of the world’s poorest girls to expand their opportunities and improve their lives.

In July, DFID announced a new funding window called ‘Leave No Girl Behind’ which will target the hardest to reach adolescent girls who have either never attended school or who have dropped out. Read more  »

4th Annual Global Citizen Leadership Certificate Course – October 24-December 19, 2016

Registration Announcement

The 4th Annual Global Citizen Leadership Certificate Course

An online course for young and mid-level development professionals

(October 24- December 19, 2016)

 “The course provided thought provoking information that touches the heart and soul. It made me want to do something about the global problems affecting all countries.” –2015 Course Participant

The Global Citizens’ Initiative (TGCI)** welcomes applications for its annual global citizen online leadership certificate course. Read more  »

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Survey on Gender-Based Violence in learning spaces for refugees and displaced

Dear colleagues,

The Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV), is conducting a survey in order to gather information about responses and common approaches to addressing gender-based violence in and around learning spaces for refugee and displaced children and adolescents.

Access to education and safe learning environments remains a gap in crises and humanitarians settings, particularly for refugee and displaced children and adolescents. While there is a growing body of literature, Read more  »

Survey: Gender-Based Violence in learning spaces for refugees and displaced children and adolescent

Dear colleagues,

The Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV), is conducting a survey in order to gather information about responses and common approaches to addressing gender-based violence in and around learning spaces for refugee and displaced children and adolescents.

Access to education and safe learning environments remains a gap in crises and humanitarians settings, particularly for refugee and displaced children and adolescents. While there is a growing body of literature, Read more  »

Call for Applications: Consultancy to Develop indicators for SRGBV

The Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) (the working group) was formed in April 2014 following a workshop to discuss the issues, gaps and challenges with addressing SRGBV globally. The group is co-chaired by UNESCO and UNGEI and is divided into three Task teams on research, advocacy and global guidance. These task teams were established to strengthen the evidence and monitoring and evaluation frameworks, operational guidance for national responses and collective campaigning to put SRGBV on the global agenda. Read more  »