What will it take to achieve transformative change for out of school children and youth?

INEE and the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) are thrilled to share a new publication, which explores opportunities and challenges to institutionalizing Accelerated Education programmes (AEPs) into national education systems.  This webinar focused on research undertaken in Colombia, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Uganda.

The Accelerating Change for Children and Youths’ Education through Systems Strengthening (ACCESS) research project, is a collaborative endeavor between the University of Auckland and the INEE AEWG and is funded through the Evidence for Education in Emergencies (E-Cubed) research envelope supported by Dubai Cares. In the first year of the project, researchers in Colombia, Uganda, Nigeria, Jordan, and Pakistan investigated the political economy of Accelerated Education (AE) education provision for out-of-school children and youth (OOSCY), with particular attention to the funding, provision and regulation of such programs.  

Particular attention was given to  identifying what it would take to achieve the type of systemic change necessary for OOSCY to have educational opportunities that are available, accessible, adaptable and acceptable. The research found that current approaches to funding, provisioning and regulating such programs is often insufficient if the aim is to ensure that all over-aged and out of school learners have access to quality AE programs. In this webinar, members of the research team, alongside representatives from the AEWG, reflected on the implications of these findings on their efforts to date and moving forward.


  • Dr. Ritesh Shah, Principal Investigator for ACCESS, University of Auckland
  • Ana Maria Restrepo, Child Protection and Education Specialist and ACCESS Researcher for Colombia
  • Chima Egbujo, NIgeria Educational Research and Development Council and ACCESS Researcher for Nigeria
  • Martha Hewison, Coordinator of AEWG, INEE
  • Kathryn Cooper, Education and Learning Advisor, Save the Children
  • Rachel Cooper, Education Specialist, UNICEF
  • Emila Sorrentino, Education in Emergencies Advisor, PLAN

Webinar Recording

Click here to begin watching, or watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/aUnD_ME2NdU

Resource Info

Resource Type

INEE Webinar


Published by

Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Accelerated Education Program (AEP)
Adolescents and Youth
Out of School