INEE Minimum Standards Contextualizations

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. They are meant to serve as a guideline to practitioners and policy makers to establish quality education programming in emergencies through to recovery. The Minimum Standards are most effective when they are contextualised to each individual setting. The Standards define the goals for access to quality education in universal terms, while the key actions represent specific steps that are needed to achieve each Standard. Since every context is different, the key actions in the handbook must be adapted to each specific local situation. Context, including available resources, and the stage of the emergency must be considered in determining locally acceptable contextualized actions.

Steps to contextualize the INEE Minimum Standards

  1. Contact the INEE Secretariat (minimumstandards@inee.org) to advise that you are planning to contextualize the Minimum Standards.
  2. Identify other education providers within your context who are interested in cooperating with you in the contextualization process.
  3. Host an orientation to the Minimum Standards. Invite other education providers from local agencies and Ministry of Education. Use the Handbook in the local language if available. During this orientation, some participants may become interested in contributing to the contextualization process.
  4. Set up a working group of representatives of other educational agencies and hopefully those who attended the orientation to the Minimum Standards. Select a chairperson to oversee the entire contextualization process, and organize meetings to discuss each Standard separately.
  5. Present the framework for contextualization to serve as guide to discuss the characteristics and elements of each Standard. Break up each Standard into its different components and discuss each in detail, ensuring not to lower the Standards due to challenging contexts. Consult the key actions and guidance notes of each Standard to help guide discussions and definitions.
  6. Hold a series of working meetings with the education providers to go through all the Minimum Standards.
  7. Once the Standards have been contextualized, combine them into a compiled document.
  8. Host a forum where these contextualized Standards are presented to practitioners and stakeholders in your setting.

For further information on contextualization, contact minimumstandards@inee.org

Below is a list of contextualized INEE Minimum Standards as well as resources to support the contextualisation process.

Manual/Handbook/Guide

INEE Minimum Standards Contextualization Package

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

If you are planning to undergo a contextualization process for the INEE Minimum Standards, please refer to the following tools in the Contextualization Package for guidance through the process

Arabic
English
Spanish
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualizd INEE Minimum Standards: Bangladesh

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Save the Children
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts.The Minimum Standards are most effective when they are contextualised to each individual setting. The following is a sample of contextualised INEE Minimum Standards from Bangladesh in 2015.

English
Bahasa Indonesia
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: Ethiopia

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
,
Ethiopia Education Cluster

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. The Minimum Standards are most effective when they are contextualised to each individual setting. The following is a sample of contextualised INEE Minimum Standards from Ethiopia.

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: Iraq

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
,
Iraq Education Cluster

Based on the INEE Minimum Standards for Education, this contextualized tool defines effective, quality, and inclusive education practices that support the provision of safe, quality, and relevant education for all children and youth in Iraq and surrounding countries.

Arabic
English
Kurdish
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: Jordan

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
,
Education Sector Working Group

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. They are most effective when they are contextualized to each individual setting. The following is the contextualized INEE Minimum Standards from Jordan.

Arabic
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: Lebanon

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. They are most effective when they are contextualized to each individual setting. The following is the contextualized INEE Minimum Standards from Lebanon.

Arabic
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: Mongolia

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Save the Children
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
,
Mongolian Education Alliance

Based on the INEE Minimum Standards for Education, this contextualized tool defines effective, quality, and inclusive education practices that support the provision of safe, quality, and relevant education for all children and youth in Mongolia. 

Mongolian
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: occupied Palestinian territory

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
,
oPt Education Cluster

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. The Minimum Standards are most effective when they are contextualised to each individual setting. The following is a sample of contextualised INEE Minimum Standards from occupied Palestinian territory in 2013.

Arabic
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: Somalia

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
,
Somalia Education Cluster

INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery. Contextualized for Somalia. This document is the product of the work of the INEE Secretariat and the Somalia Education Cluster, carried out in 2011 and 2012.

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: South Sudan

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
,
South Sudan Education Cluster

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. They are most effective when they are contextualized to each individual setting. The following is the contextualized INEE Minimum Standards from South Sudan.

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: Sri Lanka

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
,
Sri Lanka Education Working Group

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. They are most effective when they are contextualized to each individual setting. The following is the contextualized INEE Minimum Standards from Sri Lanka.

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: Vietnam

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
,
Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Technology, UNESCO-Vietnam

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. They are most effective when they are contextualized to each individual setting. The following is the contextualized INEE Minimum Standards from Vietnam.

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Contextualized INEE Minimum Standards: DRC North Kivu

Published by
Global Education Cluster
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Save the Children

The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. They are most effective when they are contextualized to each individual setting. The following is the contextualized INEE Minimum Standards for North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

French
Case Study

Case Study of the Contextualization of the INEE Minimum Standards in Afghanistan

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

This case study, which is based on document analysis and interviews, describes the first formal contextualisation process of the INEE Minimum Standards, which was carried out by the Community-Based Education Forum in Afghanistan.

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

INEE Minimum Standards Contextualization Workshop: Iraq

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

This workshop package was delivered in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq in April 2015 for education stakeholders from across Iraq. The package includes two days regarding introduction to education in emergency and three days regarding the INEE Minimum Standards contextualization process.

Arabic
English
Kurdish
Training Material

INEE Minimum Standards Contextualization Workshop: South Sudan

Published by
Global Education Cluster
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Resources for the INEE Minimum Standards contextualization workshop led by the South Sudan Education Cluster and the INEE Secretariat.

English
Training Material

INEE Minimum Standards Contextualization Workshop: Yangon

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Thirty-six participants gathered at the Chatrium Hotel, Yangon, on 1-2 November for a workshop on the INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery.

English