Education Cannot Wait Announces New US$1 Million Investment to the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies

Education Cannot Wait

Around the world today, 224 million crisis-affected girls and boys impacted by armed conflicts, climate-induced disasters and forced displacement urgently need quality education.

To accelerate the impact of Education Cannot Wait’s (ECW) investments in over 40 crisis-affected countries, ECW announced today a US$1 million grant to the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE). This 36-month Acceleration Facility grant will bring together diverse stakeholders, know-how and resources to inform public policies and share best practices to scale-up impact across ECW’s broad global portfolio of programmes which have already reached almost 9 million children. 

“Education Cannot Wait and INEE share the firm conviction that learners in crisis contexts deserve to thrive, not just survive. INEE has been instrumental in advancing the right to quality education in emergencies and protracted crises through powerful advocacy, standard setting, knowledge sharing and capacity building of practitioners. Through this innovative partnership, we are strengthening capacities on the ground to improve the quality and impact of our investments and support holistic education for children in the world’s toughest contexts,” said Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of ECW, the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises.

This work will leverage the expertise and experience of INEE’s diverse community of more than 20,000 members in 190 countries, including affected populations. INEE is an open, global network of education in emergencies stakeholders working together within a humanitarian and development framework to ensure the right to a quality, safe and equitable education. Through this investment, INEE will strengthen and expand its technical platforms, programmes, and services to better support the sector, promote the contextualization, uptake, and use of the INEE Minimum Standards for Education, and expand INEE’s overall reach and impact.