Glossary Term

Education Cluster

An inter-agency coordination mechanism for agencies and organizations with expertise and a mandate for humanitarian response within the education sector in situations of internal displacement. Established in 2007 through the IASC, the Education Cluster is led by UNICEF and Save the Children at the global level. At a country level, other agencies may lead and the national ministry of education is actively involved. UNHCR is the lead agency in refugee contexts. The Education Cluster is responsible for strengthening preparedness of technical capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies. During humanitarian response, it should ensure predictable leadership and accountability in the education sector.