The Djibouti Declaration – A New Global Compact for Those Fleeing Violence, Seeking Safety

In the village of Sebagoro, in Uganda, on the shore of Lake Albert, tens of thousands of refugees have arrived from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are being moved into settlements provided by the Ugandan government. This ongoing effort follows the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), which envisions a world in which refugees can come to countries where they are safe and welcomed. The CRRF recognizes that when refugees can support themselves and their families, when they’re given that chance, they can make positive contributions to their communities.

Recently, the countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia agreed to apply the CRRF to the current crisis. That agreement, called the Djibouti Declaration, proposes the following:

  • supporting refugees’ immediate and ongoing needs (i.e. protection, heath, and education);
  • assisting local and national institutions and the communities receiving refugees;
  • expanding opportunities for those in need of international protection; and
  • increasing opportunities for resettlement and complementary pathways.

ECCN supported USAID in a webcast highlighting the recent Djibouti Declaration on Refugee Education, signed on December 14, 2017. The webcast discusses the implications of the Djibouti Declaration on USAID education investments in the area.

For more information, see the ECCN Djibouti Declaration webpage.



Recent News Items

The ICT Checklist for Education in Crisis and Conflict is here!

In collaboration with INEE’s task team, ECCN is pleased to announce the launch of the  ICT Checklist for Education in Crisis and Conflict.

Get a first look at this informative checklist, learn all the details and how it might apply to your work, and engage in a Q&A session by joining our webcast on Wednesday, August 29 from 9 – 10 a.m. (EDT). RSVP requested.

Check out the ECCN event page for more information and  RSVP  by no later than Monday, August 27 to obtain login information. 

ECCN Invites Pilot Testers and Collaborators

Three unique opportunities for ECCN members interested in piloting new tools or becoming a collaborator:

(A) ECCN is looking for partners to pilot its innovative Safer Learning Environments (SLE) Quantitative Assessment Toolkit, which helps identify the most significant risks to safer learning. ECCN will provide in-country training and (virtual) technical assistance from ECCN’s Research Manager Gwen Heaner. If you have any questions or would like to pilot the toolkit, please email Gwen Heaner. For more information about the qualitative toolkit, which compliments the quantitative one, click here.

(B) If you are knowledgeable about Conflict Sensitive Education or improved monitoring of EiCC programs, ECCN welcomes your input on its draft list of Conflict Sensitive Education Indicators as well as the draft of the ECCN/Education Equity Research Initiative for Access and Retention: Guidance for Practitioners in Crisis and Conflict-Affected Contexts. Please contact ECCN’s Protocols and Metrics Specialist Daniel Lavan.

(C) Partner with ECCN to disseminate your work! If you are working on a new tool or resource or are looking to field-test or publicize research you are conducting in the next twelve months, ECCN invites you to submit an application for its Partner Initiatives by August 10, 2018.

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