Education in Emergencies (EiE) Data & Evidence Summit

Organized by
Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies
Global Affairs Canada
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
6 — 8 June 2023
Humanitarian-Development Coherence
Research and Evidence

INEE and partners are convening a summit on Education in Emergencies (EiE) Data & Evidence on 6-8 June 2023 in Geneva, (with virtual participation also possible). 

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The EiE Data & Evidence Summit will convene policy makers, ministries of education, data technical experts, researchers, practitioners, and donors to collectively strengthen the EiE data and evidence ecosystem as a key component of ensuring that crisis-affected populations have access to quality, inclusive, equitable, and safe education. Discussion will be grounded in a review of progress to date since the 2019 EiE Data Summit. Recommendations and proceedings from the event will be summarized in a Summit Report and summative Action Agenda, which will directly inform the vision for prioritization and resourcing of activities and future data and evidence work.

Participants will: 

  • Critically examine the effectiveness of the existing data and evidence ecosystem, mechanisms and knowledge sharing platforms, as well as coordination across global, regional, and national levels in order to identify gaps and opportunities to improve the the ecosystem;
  • Share promising practices, pathways and processes for generating, sharing, and using data and evidence to strengthen system resilience across the humanitarian-development nexus; and
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders working to strengthen data and evidence on education for refugee, internally displaced, and host community children and youth at local, regional, and global levels.

This summit is a milestone in a three-year initiative led by INEE and Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the Geneva Global Hub, ECW, FCDO, IRC, NORRAG, UNESCO, UNHCR, and UNICEF to strengthen the EiE data & evidence ecosystem through the establishment of an EiE Data & Evidence Action Agenda and tracking of subsequent progress towards that agenda. 

The discussions and proceedings from the event will feed into a Summit Report. Commitments and recommendations to strengthen the EiE evidence and data ecosystem will be reflected in a dedicated Action Agenda, which will inform the vision for prioritization and resourcing of activities and future data and evidence work within the EiE community.

Format: This summit is primarily an in-person event. However, we understand that not everyone will be able to join us in person. We will be offering modified virtual participation for those who cannot join in person. If you are interested in attending virtually please rsvp below to receive a link to join. 

Interpretation: Discussions will be held in English. We will do our best to make interpretation available based on participant needs. 

Registration: To confirm your participation, please complete this online registration form


For more information about the EiE Data & Evidence Summit, please see an Agenda Overview, Background Brief, and Logistics Note. An in depth agenda will be shared closer to the date with registered participants. 

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