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:
|Mark Lynd||School to School International|
|Susan Hirsch-Ayari||Creative Associates|
|Karen Scriven||Mercy Corps|
|Shezleen Vellani||Concern Worldwide|
|Andrew Epstein||Social Impact|
|Frank Manfredi||Plan International|
|Julia Finder Johna||Save the Children|
|Brenda Bell||Education Development Center|
|Paul Frisoli||FHI 360|
|Jennifer Sklar||International Rescue Committee|
|Giulia McPherson||Jesuit Refugee Service|
|Shahriar Kabriya||Texas A&M University|
|Nina Papadopoulos||USAID EiCC Team Lead|
|Nina Weisenhorn||USAID EiCC Senior Advisor|
|Koli Banik||USAID Africa Bureau, Senior Education Advisor|
|Chris Carpacci-Carneal||USAID Middle East Bureau|
|Croshelle Harris Hussein||USAID South Sudan, Director, Education Office|
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 Communication and Training Specialist: Tracy Cordner;
- a Digital Engagement Specialist: Mohsin Ali;
- a Program Coordinator: Sabeen Hassanali Faizullah; and
- a Program Assistant: Jordan Detwiler-Michelson.
This team is managed by Education Development Center, Inc. through a contract with USAID’s E3/ED office.