Call for Stories: What does EiE mean to you?

Right to Education

Do you have a story to tell about education in emergencies (EiE)? 

We want to hear it!

INEE turns 20 years old this year, and to commemorate our 20th Anniversary, we want to hear from our members and those you work with learners, youth, teachers, caregivers, etc.) on how education in the midst of crisis and upheaval has made a difference.

Some of the stories submitted to us will be selected for use in INEE communications and publications and as part of the INEE 20th Anniversary events in November 2020. You will be notified if your story is selected.

Story format - choose how you want to tell it:

  1. Video of no more than 60 seconds (See these simple tips from to help you make a compelling video.)
  2. Photo with a caption of no more than 50 words (The photo must be credited to you, and must be high resolution.)
  3. Essay of no more than 300 words 

To share your story please send the above to, along with the following information.

Story components:

  1. Your name 
  2. Your email address
  3. If the story is about children/youth or adults
  4. The language in which the story will be told
  5. The location from which the story comes 
  6. Your organization/university (if any)

Story prompts - a few potential topics:

  • Your INEE experience and what INEE means to you
  • The work that you or your organization does within the EiE field (such as refugee education, girls’ education, inclusive education, psycho-social support, child protection, etc.) 
  • Progress you have seen or challenges you have faced in supporting EiE
  • How COVID-19 has affected education in your context
  • Why governments need to provide education during and after conflicts and/or disasters. 

Note about consent: By submitting a story, you give consent for its use by INEE. If your story includes individuals, especially children, or communities other than yourself, please provide proof of their consent.

Please send us your story no later than 14 September 2020.

Thank you so much!