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.
- How can I become a member of INEE?
- What are the benefits of being an INEE member?
- How can I subscribe to receive INEE email messages or update my email subscriptions?
- How can I update my INEE member profile?
- How can I reset my password to access my INEE profile?
- How can I get INEE resources?
- How can I share information with INEE?
- How can I contact other INEE members?
- What is the role of the INEE Secretariat?
- What are the INEE Working Groups?
- What are the INEE Language Communities, and how can I join?
- What is the role of the INEE Steering Group?
- What is the difference between INEE and the INEE Minimum Standards?
- Can INEE endorse my organization's INEE Minimum Standards training?
- Does INEE offer training on education in emergencies or on the INEE Minimum Standards?
- How can I get a job in the field of education in emergencies?
- Does INEE provide funding?
- How can I donate to INEE?
- What academic institutions offer courses on education in emergencies?
- Where can I publish my academic or research work on education in emergencies?
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.
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 - inee.org.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Log in to your INEE online account.
Click on your username in the upper right hand corner of the page
Click on the "Edit" button at the top of your profile.
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.
Click "Save" at the bottom of the page.
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.
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:
Jobs – use the Add a Job form (must be logged in)
Resources – use the Upload a Resource form (must be logged in)
Events – use the Add an event form (must be logged in)
Information, events, opportunities, surveys, and resources for the Bi-Weekly Bulletin – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Case studies and lessons learned on the INEE Minimum Standards – email email@example.com
Feedback on INEE tools – email firstname.lastname@example.org
For general queries, contact the INEE Help Desk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 MStraining@inee.org.
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 email@example.com or become a member of INEE and stay informed about upcoming trainings through INEE’s regular communications.
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.
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.
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: www.rescue.org/donate_to_INEE. You will be redirected to INEE’s host organization, International Rescue Committee, donations portal.
To donate via check, money order, bank transfer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (*).
- *College of Education and External Studies, School of Education, Department of Educational Administration and Planning, University of Nairobi (Kenya)
- National Institute of Education Singapore (Singapore)
- Erasmus University Rotterdam, International Institute of Social Studies (The Netherlands)
- Institute of Development Studies (UK)
- The Graduate Institute (Switzerland)
- Lund University (Sweden)
- Oxford University, Department of International Development (UK)
- *University of Amsterdam, Master's in International Development Studies (The Netherlands)
- University of Bath, Department of Education (UK)
- University of Bristol, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (UK)
- University of London, Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
- University of London, Institute of Education (UK)
- *Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
- *Columbia University, Teachers College (USA)
- Florida International University (USA)
- George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development (USA)
- Harvard University, Graduate School of Education (USA)
- New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (USA)
- Stanford University, School of Education (USA)
- *SUNY Canton, Northern New York's College for Technology, Health, Management and Public Service (USA)
- University of California Berkeley, Graduate School of Education (USA)
- University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Education (USA)
- *University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Education, Center for International Education (CIE)(USA)
- University of Minnesota, Department of Organizational Leadership, Development (USA)
- University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education (USA)
- University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Canada)
- Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education (USA)
Where can I publish my academic or research work on education in emergencies?
There are many ways to share your academic and research work.
- INEE Blog - contact email@example.com
- USAID Education in Crisis Contexts Blog
- NORRAG Blog
- Global Partnership for Education Blog
- UNESCO World Education Blog
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.
- Anthropology and Education Quarterly
- *Comparative Education
- *Comparative Education Review
- Conflict, Security & Development
- *Current Issues in Comparative Education
- *Diasporas, Indigenous, and Minority Education
- Economics of Education Review
- *Education Policy Analysis Archives
- European Journal of Education
- *Forced Migration Review
- *Gender and Education
- *Globalisation, Societies, and Education
- Harvard Educational Review
- Higher Education
- Higher Education Policy
- Humanitarian Exchange Magazine
- International Education
- International Higher Education
- International Journal of Early Childhood
- International Journal of Education Research
- *International Journal of Educational Development
- International Review of Education
- International Studies in the Sociology of Education
- Journal of African Studies
- *Journal of Conflict Resolution
- *Journal of Development Studies
- *Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
- Journal of Educational Policy
- Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
- Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
- Journal of International Migration and Integration
- *Journal of Moral Education
- *Journal of Peace Education
- *Journal of Peace Research
- *Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE)
- Journal of Refugee Studies
- Peace, Conflict, and Development
- *Prospects: Comparative Journal of Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment
- *Race, Ethnicity, and Education
- Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees
- Refugee Survey Quarterly
- *Research in Comparative and International Review
- Studies in International Education
- Third World Quarterly
- World Development