INEE 2021 Annual Report launch

Right to Education

We are pleased to share with you the INEE 2021 Annual Report (English only), a summary of the many activities undertaken by the network last year.

INEE 2021 Annual Report cover2021 was a challenging year for education across the globe, with every country struggling to deal with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Threats to health and safety and school closures continued to compound the struggles of under-resourced education systems, especially those in crisis contexts. Millions of students lost months of learning, and few countries had figured out an acceptable “new normal” of delivering consistent, quality education amidst the threat of  COVID-19.

The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) continued to lean in to our two decades of knowledge, tools, and vibrant membership of nearly 18,000 members in 174 countries to inform and equip education in emergencies stakeholders on COVID-19 response.

And while COVID-19 drew much of our attention, it was by no means the only thing we worked on in 2021. Early in the year, we launched the INEE Help Desk, designed to provide rapid technical support, as well as the INEE Community of Practice, an online platform that facilitates peer-to-peer communication and moderated discussions in any language. We also launched the INEE Country Focal Points initiative in 12 countries to better support members and increase linkages between local and global action and priorities.

In May 2021, INEE’s long-running working groups on Education Policy, Standards & Practice, and Advocacy ended their mandates, providing an occasion for reflection and change. The changes led to a restructuring of INEE’s network spaces and ways of working to foster more devolved and equitable member-led work. 

In this 2021 Annual Report, you will find a summary of these and many other of the network’s activities and accomplishments, which are organized by INEE’s four strategic priorities and six primary functions: community building, convening, knowledge management, amplifying and advocating, facilitating and learning, and providing.

As always, we are grateful for your engagement with INEE, which is critical for ensuring that education continues in spite of crisis. We look forward to continuing our work together to face the challenges in the years ahead.

For more details about these and many other activities, download and read the full INEE 2021 Annual Report.