INEE is supported by its membership including funding and in-kind contributions from a wide array of partners, including governments, funds, foundations, and partner organizations.
Current Funding support
INEE would like to thank all those who have contributed to the network, in particular, the following organizations which are currently supporting INEE:
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
AFD's support enables INEE to strengthen the INEE French Language Community and more effectively engage francophone INEE members as a thriving francophone community of practice. This includes providing them with the tools and resources they need to improve their EiE response as well as capacity development opportunities to grow as EiE professionals.
Dubai Cares supports INEE in several areas. First, INEE partners with Dubai Cares to administer the Dubai Cares Evidence for Education in Emergencies (E-Cubed) Research Envelope. This initiative focuses on generating evidence on effective preparedness and response strategies in EiE and funds research ranging from robust randomized controlled trials to evaluations, assessments, and gap analyses that inform the policies and practices of international and national policymakers, implementing agencies, and local EiE actors and stakeholders.
Dubai Cares is also one of several partners supporting the ongoing update process to the INEE Minimum Standards. This robust process begins with the recognition of the value of the current INEE MS to the sector and the wider humanitarian field, assesses uptake and usage of the INEE MS, and updates them to be increasingly accessible to all EiE actors and stakeholders, reflect the current humanitarian architecture, build on new evidence and learning, incorporate new global policy agendas like the SDGs, and remain relevant as the nature of emergencies evolve in the contexts of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, support from Dubai Cares enables INEE to expand its member engagement and capacity building efforts, particularly for non-English speaking INEE members, and to actively maintain its knowledge management and communication platforms to serve INEE members’ needs and priorities.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
As the world’s only fund dedicated exclusively to EiE, ECW is a key strategic partner for INEE. ECW and INEE are working together to expand outreach and member engagement as well as raise the profile of areas of EiE that do not attract the attention they should. Specifically, ECW is supporting INEE to raise the profile of the physical, professional, and psychosocial health of teachers in crisis context through the development of a Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit. Additionally, ECW and INEE are collaborating to expand an initiative on inclusive education, including education for children and people with disabilities, women and girls, and minority or marginalized groups. ECW’s support enables INEE to elevate issues important to INEE members to the global and regional levels.
Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
Global Affairs Canada’s support facilitates much of INEE’s gender work, including the curation of the evidence base for women’s and girls’ EiE and advocacy and accountability mechanisms for gender-responsive education initiatives for women and girls in crisis and conflict contexts. In addition, an INEE Reference Group on Girls’ Education in Emergencies will lead on tracking, reporting on, advocating for and amplifying commitments to the Charlevoix Declaration and women’s and girls’ right to education in emergencies.
The LEGO Foundation (LF) supports INEE’s distance education work, along with USAID, to help ensure INEE members have the tools and resources they need to respond effectively to the growing and shifting education needs in their contexts, especially in light of the ongoing pandemic. LF is also one of the partners supporting the update to the INEE MS. Additionally, LF supports INEE’s efforts in psychosocial support and social and emotional learning (PSS-SEL), teachers’ professional development and wellbeing, evidence and knowledge management.
Open Society Foundations
Open Society Foundations is a long-standing partner of INEE. Through their support, INEE is able to meet a number of diverse needs and priorities of INEE members in the areas of fostering a thriving EiE community of practice, promoting thought leadership in the sector, strengthening INEE’s capacity development work, growing the EiE evidence base. OSF is one of several partners supporting the update process for the INEE MS.
Porticus supports INEE’s evidence building work, particularly the INEE Measurement Library to help practitioners gather and produce high-quality data to inform planning and evaluation. It also supports a partnership to create a PSS-SEL toolbox to allow practitioners to easily identify the most relevant to use in their respective interventions. This work prioritizes learning from all levels of the EiE, not just the global level, so that practitioners can make informed, context-specific decisions to produce robust results..
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
SDC and INEE have a multiyear strategic partnership that allows INEE to make progress on all of its four Strategic Priorities. In addition to helping to ensure that INEE has the staffing resources to make progress on all its priorities, SDC also supports critical projects related to INEE’s thought leadership, capacity development work, and evidence building efforts. This strategic partnership built around shared goals and values, rather than preset outputs, give INEE the agility it needs to respond to changes in member needs and the global humanitarian context, like the ongoing pandemic. SDC and INEE also co-chair the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies, convening numerous strategic partners to achieve shared results toward shared goals.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF, with support from LEGO Foundation and in partnership with ECW, partners with INEE to support the work of the INEE Early Childhood Development (ECD) Task Team. With the resources UNICEF provides, INEE is expanding policy and advocacy efforts in this area, supporting INEE members to integrate ECD into their EiE programs, and expanding access to ECD and EiE tools and resources.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID contributes to the achievement of the shared goal of increasing equitable access for learners in environments affected by crisis and conflict outlined in INEE’s Strategic Framework 2018-2023 and USAID’s Education Strategy. With USAID’s support, INEE is expanding the EiE evidence base and making it easier for INEE members and all EiE stakeholders to quickly and easily access knowledge, tools, resources, datasets, and other information to inform policy, practice, and research. USAID also supports INEE capacity development work and thought leadership efforts, particularly in the areas of humanitarian-development coherence, monitoring and evaluation, and resilience. USAID is also a critical partner, with the LEGO Foundation, in INEE’s distance education work, enabling INEE to meet a newer, urgent need of our members. With USAID’s support, INEE has also launched its online Community of Practice and the INEE Help Desk, expanding its technical support capacity in new ways.
INEE is also generously funded by anonymous donors, whose contributions enable the network to fulfill the priorities outlined in its Strategic Framework both through support to INEE Working Group activities and to core Secretariat costs.
INEE Steering Group Members
Demonstrating their support for INEE’s work, INEE Steering Group members also make annual contributions to INEE’s work. Their financial support affords INEE’s Secretariat some flexibility in their funding to remain agile and responsive to evolving member needs and priorities.
INEE’s inter-agency success is in large part due to the enormous in-kind contributions from its members, including the time and resources that members and their agencies provide for travel and accommodation, material production and translations, capacity-building and training activities, meeting/workshop support, and much more. This includes both financial and in-kind contributions from organizations sitting on the Steering Group, and the in-kind donations of resources, time and talent from members of the network spaces. The work would not be done without you.
INEE would like to extend particular gratitude to the International Rescue Committee and the Norwegian Refugee Council, for hiring and/or hosting INEE Secretariat staff and providing consistent, high quality operations systems and support.