Elevating Education in Emergencies: Rethinking and Reshaping Partnerships with Local Actors

A child’s right to education does not cease when an emergency begins. As such, education is an essential priority for people affected by emergencies and protracted crises. But ensuring access to uninterrupted and quality learning during crises is a complex undertaking as it often involves multiple actors with diverse technical expertise, geographic presence and…

Localisation is the process of transforming humanitarian assistance to be “as local as possible and as international as necessary”. Detailed interpretation of what localisation means has largely been left to individual stakeholders, although there is a general consensus through the Grand Bargain that local people and organisations should play a more significant role…

The 2019 Global Education Cluster Annual Partners Meeting took place from 27-29 March in Amman, Jordan. The theme of the 2019 Annual Meeting was the protective role of education in emergencies, which is outlined in detail in the framing paper. The meeting was structured around protection as an organizing principle which informs humanitarian decision making - and…

Cash and Voucher Assistance refers to the provision of cash transfers or vouchers directly to aid recipients. In development contexts it can be equated to social assistance, which transfers money to individuals and households to ensure they can access basic goods and services. In humanitarian contexts, cash is a modality used to address needs caused by conflict,…

The inaugural event in the four part Elevating Education in Emergencies series was held on 6 June 2018 in Geneva. Convened by the Global Education Cluster, Permanent Mission of Switzerland and Permanent Mission of Norway, the event unpacked the centrality of education in protecting children and youth caught in humanitarian emergencies. Education provides a…

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