About INEE

How We Work

To achieve the goal of enabling quality, safe, and relevant education for all in emergencies and crisis contexts, INEE works through inter-agency and consensus approaches.

Network Spaces

As a network, INEE’s structure is wholly different from that of a typical organisation. INEE’s structure is composed of various 'network spaces' that facilitate collaboration and participation at global, regional, and local levels among members and stakeholders. INEE network spaces are designed to foster horizontal communication and action within the membership and broader EiE community. Members can participate as individuals or via institutional representation. External stakeholders are engaged through targeted and strategic activities and events.

INEE’s network spaces vary in their structures, participation, focus, and degree of formality.

Working Groups

Formalized structures which help develop and promote specific work within INEE. Participation in Working Groups is on an institutional basis with individual representatives for each agency.


Composed of working group members and have a focus on specific thematic areas.

Reference Groups

Convened for specific topics needing expert input or guidance.

  • Girls Education in Emergencies Reference Group
  • PSS-SEL Adaptive Core Framework Reference Group
  • Measurement Library Reference Group
  • Distance Education Reference Group
  • Reference Group on EiE Data
  • Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit Reference Group


EiE evidence strengthened and disseminated through the Journal on Education in Emergencies, the E-Cubed Research Fund, and the INEE Learning Agenda.

Task Teams

Semi-formal structures that allow individual members to work collectively on specific areas of interest, advocating for key thematic issues and collaboratively developing tools and resources.

Steering Group

Composed of organizational members, represented by senior professionals in the field of education in emergencies. 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.


Represents the network, leads and supports network activities, and coordinates network processes, systems, and projects. INEE Secretariat staff are hosted by member organizations.