The ECCN Steering Group met on November 1–2 and provided input to the USAID EiCC Learning Agenda that is currently being developed as an ECCN consultancy. The final Learning Agenda will be released in early 2018.

Other agenda items included a review of the ECCN 2018 work plan and a discussion of ECCN’s midterm evaluation findings. The executive summary of the midterm evaluation can be found here.

Last but not least, the Steering Group recognized the importance of more frequent membership contributions, and ECCN will increase its efforts to identify strategic priorities that will be addressed through ECCN Task Teams. Task Teams will be open to all ECCN members beginning in 2018. More information to come soon.

The following four new members joined the Steering Group:

  • Paul Frisoli (IRC)
  • Giulia McPhearson (JRS)
  • Shahriar Kabriya (Texas A&M)
  • Croshelle Harris-Hussein (USAID/Nigeria)

Refer to the o the About Section to find out more about:

  • how ECCN is governed,
  • who is represented on the Steering Group
  • how to get involved




Recent News Items

USAID Releases New EiCC Learning Agenda

USAID has released the new Education in Crisis and Conflict Learning Agenda. The agenda is comprised of five priority questions  in the education in crisis and conflict field and was informed by extensive consultations with USAID colleagues and outside experts.

The five areas of research are:

  • humanitarian and development coherence,
  • student well-being,
  • equity,
  • data monitoring and evaluation, and
  • strengthening institutional capacity

ECCN encourages those who might be doing work that address any areas of this learning agenda to get in touch by sending an email to subject line: Learning Agenda.

We hope this agenda can result in a collective effort to generate learning that can benefit us all.

Help Shape the USG’s new International Basic Ed Strategy

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.

New Partner Initiatives Program

ECCN is currently accepting applications for its new Partner Initiatives Program. This program is a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing and advancing dialogue on pertinent issues around education in crisis and conflict. For more information, see the Partner Initiatives Program page.

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