Julie Cram, USAID’s Senior Coordinator of US International Basic Education Assistance, spoke with the ECCN Steering Group to gather views about what the U.S. Government’s priorities should be for the international basic education strategy, particularly from the perspective of education in crisis and conflict. Now, Julie Cram and her team are eager to gather input from the ECCN community.

We invite you to share your views. In particular we encourage members to be as specific as possible, and give examples to illustrate your input.

  1. What are the high-level education outcomes that are most important for children and youth living in crisis-affected contexts?
  2. If the US government were to focus its investments on those outcomes, what medium-term outcomes should we invest in?
  3. What are the two biggest challenges you face in trying to achieve those educational outcomes for children and young people?
  4. Finally, across the US government, what opportunities exist to leverage various agencies’ comparative strengths for improved education outcomes in crisis and conflict regions?

Submit your contributions anonymously or under a name and/or organization by May 13, 2018.

ECCN will compile all the input and share it with Julie Cram’s team.

Recent News Items

Resilience in Education SOW – Re-posted with November 12 Deadline

ECCN has re-posted its short-term research consultancy focusing on resilience in education in crisis and conflict contexts, with a new deadline of November 12. The USAID-focused study will include education’s contributions to resilience broadly as well as considerations for building and maintaining a resilient education system and education institutions. The guidance note will include the current status of USAID policy and programming related to education and resilience, identify a conceptual framework, and provide recommendations for enhanced strategy and programming in this domain.

The application deadline is November 12, 2018.

Click here to learn more and apply.

 

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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