As part of the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act, the U.S. Government will release a new comprehensive education strategy in September. Many agencies, including USAID, have helped to develop this strategy and sought input from the community and public. ECCN itself hosted several consultations through which its members provided input from an Education in Crisis and Conflict perspective.
In May, ECCN members were surveyed about their goals and the challenges they face in their work to foster high-level education for children and youth living in crisis-affected contexts.
In June, ECCN and its partners hosted the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Roundtable. One hundred researchers, practitioners, and policymakers gathered to discuss the current evidence, implementation challenges, promising approaches, and innovative SEL interventions. The gathering informed and helped develop recommendations on social-emotional learning in crisis and conflict-affected contexts for the new U.S. international basic education strategy. Roundtable resources, notes, and slides can be found on the ECCN SEL Event Page.
Access the consolidated input ECCN submitted to USAID here – thank you all for your input!