What Is ECCN?
The USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN) is a global community of practice comprised of USAID staff and implementing partners all working together to increase equitable access to education for children and youth in crisis and conflict-affected environments.
To meet this goal the network gathers, develops and disseminates knowledge, information, tools and resources on education in crisis and conflict at global, regional and country levels.
Who Can Join ECCN?
Any policy maker, practitioner or researcher currently working on, or interested in, education in crisis or conflict-affected contexts may join ECCN.
Register for a free account to receive the ECCN newsletter and become more involved!
How Is ECCN Structured and Supported?
ECCN is managed by the ECCN Support Team and is governed by an inter-organizational Steering Group and expert Advisory Board. The following people make up the current Steering Group and Advisory Board:
Lincoln Ajoku, Concern Worldwide
Justin W. van Fleet
ECCN is governed by a Terms of Reference and executes annual work plans that reflect the broad goal of increasing equitable access to education and more specific strategies to accomplish this goal. In addition, ECCN establishes a range of working groups and tasks teams that are composed of, open to and led by ECCN members.
ECCN is supported by a 9-person Support Team, comprised of:
- a Project Director: Cornelia Janke;
- a Conflict Specialist: Jim Rogan;
- a Research Manager: Gwen Heaner;
- an M&E Specialist: Ash Hartwell;
- a Protocols and Metrics Specialist: Daniel Lavan;
- a Training Specialist: Tracy Cordner;
- a Communications, Events and Logistics Specialist: Bettina Dembek; and
- a Project Assistant: Sabeen Hassanali Faizullah standing in for Amy Deal.
This team is managed by Education Development Center, Inc. through a contract with USAID’s E3/ED office.