INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education

The strategies mentioned are meant to provoke thought rather than indicate prescriptive measures; adaptation to each unique context will be necessary. The guidance note was developed with consideration of education delivery—early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary levels of both formal and non-formal education—in all types and phases of conflict.

This guidance note is for education practitioners and policy makers working in conflict-affected and fragile contexts. The optional strategies may inform government, development and humanitarian workers. The guidance note may also be of use to additional audiences, such as humanitarian and development donors, and those working in other sectors: child protection, school health, water and sanitation, disaster risk reduction, peacebuilding, early childhood development, and livelihoods.

The Guidance Note is divided into three sections:

  • Section I introduces the guidance note and the key concepts related to conflict sensitive education programming.
  • Section II describes strategies to implement conflict sensitive education programmes and policies.
  • Section III presents useful resources, including: 1) The Conflict Sensitive Education Quick Reference Tool; 2) a list of conflict analysis activities and tools; 3) case studies; and 4) a list of references by topic.

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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Conflict Sensitive Education
INEE Minimum Standards