Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are answers to some of the common questions about INEE. For other questions and information, contact the INEE Help Desk.

  1. How can I become a member of INEE?

    INEE is open to all individuals and organizations who implement, support, study, advocate and are interested in education in emergencies. Membership is free and involves no obligation.

    To join INEE, complete the Join form on the INEE website.

  2. What are the benefits of being an INEE member?

    As an INEE member, you can engage with the network in a variety of ways: 

    • Stay current: Get the latest news, resources, events, and advocacy materials from the education in emergencies sector, all in one place -
    • Access: Discover a wealth of tools and other resources in the INEE Resource Database with its powerful search and filter functions, and in the expert-vetted Resource Collections.
    • Connect: Find other members by name, country, organization, and more in the INEE Member Directory (login required). You can also connect locally through our Country Focal Points!
    • Subscribe: Sign up to any of our 20+ email lists in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish to get the latest, for example, on thematic topics, language communities, etc., right in your Inbox.
    • Participate: Join any of our webinars, roundtables, and other events - virtual and in-person - to learn and participate in relevant and timely discussions.
    • Engage: Follow issues that matter to you through our social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more.
    • Share: Use online forms to publish job vacancies, events, and resources on the INEE website (login required).
    • Contribute: Write blog posts to raise attention to specific issues, crises, and discourses.
    • Speak: Connect and engage with the INEE Language Communities, which facilitate advocacy, resource development, and knowledge sharing among INEE members who speak Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
    • Deliver: Strengthen your work in EiE by making use of the INEE Minimum Standards and their companion tools to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises in the education, and support policy, advocacy, and evidence work.
    • Advocate: Equip yourself with talking points and tools to effectively advocate for education in emergencies.
    • Learn: Take the self-paced course on Education in Emergencies and other e-learning content coming soon. Join trainings - virtual or in-person - on the INEE Minimum Standards and other resources. They are in high demand and are first come, first served.
    • Explore: Engage with new research and data from colleagues around the world, including in the Journal on Education in Emergencies and its Behind the Pages podcast, and emerging outputs from the E-Cubed Research Fund.
    • Request: Send technical support requests to the INEE Help Desk for questions about INEE tools, resources, and capacity building opportunities.
    • Network: Join other members at Meet-Ups and other open and informal gatherings to share experiences and discuss your work and thematic topics, and join other INEE members in the INEE Community of Practice.
    • Convene: Launch and/or join existing groups of members in INEE network spaces (e.g. task teams, reference groups, etc.), focused on specific topics to foster dialogue and build partnerships to work towards shared solutions.
  3. How can I subscribe to receive INEE email messages or update my email subscriptions?

    The INEE listserv is composed of more than a dozen email lists in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic; all are free to join, and you can update your subscriptions at any time.

    New subscribers/non-members: Subscribe to any of INEE's email lists when you join INEE; email preferences are embedded in the join form. Click to join INEE.

    Existing subscribers/members: If you already receive emails from INEE, you can modify your email subscriptions by editing your INEE profile. Click to log in to your INEE account and change your subscriptions. You can also change your email preferences by clicking on the Update your email address and email subscriptions link at the bottom of any message you receive from INEE.

  4. How can I update my INEE member profile?

    We encourage you to update your INEE membership profile regularly; once per year is advisable, or at least whenever your employment changes.

    1. Log in to your INEE online account.
    2. Click on your username  in the upper right hand corner of the page

    3. Click on the "Edit" button at the top of your profile.

    4. Edit the information you would like to modify, such as your email address, password, personal and professional information, email subscriptions, etc. You may also want to share your photo and click the box to share your profile on the INEE website.

    5. Click "Save" at the bottom of the page.

  5. How can I reset my password to access my INEE profile?

    To reset your INEE online account password, go to the INEE login page and click on the Reset your password” link. Enter your INEE account email address (hint: this might be the email address that you used when you first joined INEE), and submit the request. A new password will be sent to your email.

    If you have forgotten what email you used to register with INEE, please contact the INEE Help Desk.

  6. How can I get INEE resources?

    All INEE resources are available in the INEE Resource Database. INEE resources are free, open-access, and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0.

  7. How can I share information with INEE?

    To share/submit information with the INEE Secretariat or with INEE at large, we encourage you to use the following means of communication:

    For general queries, contact the INEE Help Desk.

  8. How can I contact other INEE members?

    INEE members are able to contact other members through the INEE Member Directory [login required]. Use the filter to narrow your search for members. To see a member's full profile, click on their name. Once you find a member that you would like to contact, click on the "Contact Me" link to the right of their name and send them a message using the form. By sending a member a message, your email address will be visible to them. *Note: Only members who have a public member profile are included in the database.

    If you are not yet a member of INEE, click here to join.

  9. What is the role of the INEE Secretariat?

    INEE maintains a core staff team that represents the network, leads and supports network activities, and coordinates network processes, systems and projects. The INEE Secretariat works closely with the INEE Steering Group and the INEE Working Groups to ensure that the mandate of the network is met and that member needs are supported. INEE Secretariat staff are hosted by INEE Steering Group member agencies.

    Find out more about the INEE Secretariat on the INEE website.


  10. What are the INEE Working Groups?

    INEE Working Groups are formal groups of institutional members who work together to implement specific activities toward the achievement of the INEE Strategic Plan. Working Groups are composed of experts and practitioners from a variety of international organisations and institutions, and membership is gained through an application process.

    Read more about specific INEE Working Groups on the INEE website.

  11. What are the INEE Language Communities, and how can I join?

    The INEE Language Communities are groups of INEE members who work in languages other than English. The Language Communities seek to expand and share access to resources, tools, and experience in the non-English working languages of INEE, namely Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

    Read more about INEE Language Communities on the INEE website.

    You can join an INEE Language Community simply by selecting the appropriate Language Community in your online INEE profile.

  12. What is the role of the INEE Steering Group?

    In consultation with the wider membership and within the outline of the INEE Strategic Plan, the INEE Steering Group sets goals and plans for the network, approves new working groups and task teams, and provides strategic guidance to the Secretariat staff. The INEE Steering Group is composed of organizational members, represented by senior professionals in the field of education in emergencies. Steering Group members are all equal in status, and no one Steering Group member may make decisions for INEE in his/her own individual capacity.

    Steering Group organizations commit to support INEE with monetary and in-kind contributions, including travel to two annual Steering Group meetings and hosting of meetings. In addition to attending two Steering Group meetings per year, representatives give substantial time reviewing and providing strategic input on INEE activities.

  13. What is the difference between INEE and the INEE Minimum Standards?

    INEE is a network of individuals and organizations who come together to create knowledge, share information and advocate for education in crisis and crisis-prone situations.

    The INEE Minimum Standards: Preparedness, Response, Recovery handbook is the network's foundational tool for providing good practices and concrete guidance to governments and humanitarian workers in order to ensure access to safe, relevant and quality education opportunities for all. The INEE Minimum Standards handbook is widely used in the field to guide education in emergencies programming, advocacy, research, coordination and Monitoring and evaluation.

  14. Can INEE endorse my organization's INEE Minimum Standards training?

    INEE encourages members to host and facilitate INEE Minimum Standards capacity development opportunities. The INEE Secretariat is happy to support such efforts including by providing technical support, sharing capacity development materials, and promoting through our network. However, INEE does not endorse trainings organized by other organizations as we do not have the capacity to ensure adequate oversight. Host organizations are welcome to issue certificates of completion of an INEE Minimum Standards workshop or other INEE training but certificates can not bear the INEE logo.

    For more information on organizing an INEE Minimum Standards training, please contact

  15. Does INEE offer training on education in emergencies or on the INEE Minimum Standards?

    Yes. Hundreds of humanitarian workers, government representatives and education practitioners have already been trained, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to provide the psychosocial, physical and cognitive protection that quality education can afford communities in crisis. If you are interested in participating in a training on the INEE Minimum Standards training or want to find an upcoming training in your country or region, please email or become a member of INEE and stay informed about upcoming trainings through INEE’s regular communications.

    If you want to learn by yourself, you can visit the Learning and Development page on the INEE website.

  16. How can I get a job in the field of education in emergencies?

    INEE partner organizations regularly list new vacancies on the INEE Jobs listing. Prospective employers may submit job announcements by completing the simple Job Vacancy form (login required). Please note that INEE is not responsible for collecting or forwarding résumés and other application materials for applicants. To receive INEE's weekly Jobs email, select the Jobs Listing in your online profile.

    INEE has a handful of full-time paid staff; these positions occasionally become available as staff move on. INEE regularly hires consultants and recruits interns to carry out specific projects and tasks. All positions, including internships, are posted on the INEE Jobs listing.

  17. Does INEE provide funding?

    INEE is not a funding organization; it does not provide any form of financial disbursement, grants, contributions, scholarships, or travel funds to individuals or organizations. We do support our members through information and tools sharing, and we encourage the free use of INEE materials in all education in emergencies work.

  18. How can I donate to INEE?

    INEE gratefully accepts donations online, as well as by check or money order from any country, and by bank transfer. To donate online, go to: You will be redirected to INEE’s host organization, International Rescue Committee, donations portal.

    To donate via check, money order, bank transfer, please contact

  19. What academic institutions offer courses on education in emergencies?

    Below is a list of institutions that offer courses and conduct research on education in emergencies and education for international development. The institutions that offer specialised courses in education in emergencies are marked with an asterisk (*).




    Latin America

    • TBD

    North America


    • TBD

    To contribute to this list, please contact or complete the Contact Us form

  20. Where can I publish my academic or research work on education in emergencies?

    There are many ways to share your academic and research work.

    Non-journal publishing

    Academic journals

    Below is a non-exhaustive list of academic journals that publish research in the field of education in emergencies. Starred items are the most recommended for education in emergencies topics. You will need to consult each journal to find out about their requirements and application process.