Education in Emergencies Data Summit
NORRAG, the USAID Middle East Education Research Training and Support (MEERS) program, and the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) co-hosted an Education in Emergencies (EiE) Data Summit on 20-21 June in Geneva, Switzerland. The two-day Summit aimed to address EiE data issues, challenges and opportunities across humanitarian and development sectors. An optional one-day training on navigating EiE data was also held on June 19th. The event was organized with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) at Maison de la paix, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
The purpose of the Data Summit was to share recent work on EiE data issues in order to better understand challenges of EiE data; discuss good practices and success stories; and share recent initiatives, in an effort to strengthen humanitarian-development coherence and to improve programming through EiE data. The summit brought together EiE data specialists: policy makers, practitioners, donors, academics, and data aggregators working across humanitarian and development sectors.
This summit builds on a series of INEE workshops and consultations to develop an INEE Learning Agenda with the aim of strengthening consensus around knowledge gaps and EiE research themes for investigation. The learning agenda development process includes the diversity of INEE’s membership through a series of regional workshops, and global consultations (2018-2020) hosted with strategic partners including NORRAG, the USAID MEERs program, the Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE), Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), and Dubai Cares. This consultative process aims to ensure that the learning agenda is representative of the EiE landscape at large.