Private Engagement in Education in Emergencies: Rights and Regulations

On 24 March 2021, the INEE Advocacy Working Group hosted a launch of a new advocacy brief: Private Engagement in Education in Emergencies: Rights and Regulations. This web event was presented in the form of an interactive debate, highlighting the tensions between private engagement in education in emergencies (EiE) and humanitarian action.

Watch the webinar recording below, or click to watch on YouTube.

The brief that was launched during this webinar presents the findings from research conducted by Francine Menashy and Zeena Zakharia on private sector engagement in EiE. In recent years, given shortfalls in public financing and the need for urgent responses, private actors have increasingly become involved in various aspects of educational programming for EiE. This phenomenon can produce tensions that need to be addressed and treated with extra coordination, advocacy, and attention. The brief explores some of these tensions and makes recommendations to support the prioritization of safe, equitable, and quality public education for all children and young people affected by crises.


  • Francine Menashy
  • Zeena Zakharia
  • Anderson Miamen, COTAE, Liberia Honourable
  • Kuyok Abol Kuyok, Undersecretary, Ministry of General Education and Instruction, South Sudan
  • Dr. Boly Barry, United Nations Special Rapporteur
  • Anna D’Addio, UNESCO- GEM
  • Jake Taesang Cho, Global Business Coalition for Education

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Resource Info

Resource Type

INEE Webinar


Published by

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Authored by

Advocacy Working Group


Right to Education
Education Financing