INEE Task Teams

Gender Task Team

The impact and experience of emergency situations is profoundly different for girls, women, boys and men. They face different threats and risks, and have different response and coping mechanisms for dealing with the effects of crisis. In such contexts, educational needs change and different barriers for boys and girls often emerge, with girls usually experiencing greater disadvantage. Understanding these dynamics and reflecting them in education policy and programming is critical to ensuring access to safe and quality education for all.


The Gender Task Team is a member-led community of practice for actors engaged in Gender and EiE to work collaboratively to raise awareness and visibility, promote understanding, and advance action on gender-responsive EiE. The Task Team focuses on the production of practical resources, strengthened knowledge-sharing, evidence and advocacy, specifically:

  • Practice: Produce, disseminate and promote the use of practical gender resources for EiE practitioners and policy-makers

  • Collaboration: Promote collaborative action and knowledge-sharing across key actors working on gender, education and emergencies.

  • Evidence Building: Identify gaps and priorities for research on Gender and EiE to influence and promote the coordination of research initiatives across key EiE actors.

  • Advocacy: Advocate for greater attention and support for gender-responsive EiE amongst donors and humanitarian agencies.


Meet the INEE Gender Task Team! The INEE Gender Task Team is open to anyone who is interested in gender and education issues in contexts of crisis and fragility. If you are interested in participating in this Task Team, please send an introductory email to the GTT email address ( indicating your interest. If you are interested in this work but are not yet a member of INEE, please join us -

Current Activities

  • Gender Training Manual: This training manual orients education practitioners to the INEE Guidance Note on Gender. It outlines 4-8 hours of facilitated training activities and materials on key gender concepts and strategies for gender-responsive education in emergencies. 
  • E-learning course: Introduction to the Guidance Note on Gender: This self-guided online course helps introduce education practitioners to the INEE Guidance Note on Gender. This course is intended for contexts where an in-person or remote orientation is not feasible; or where an individual has an interest in familiarizing with the INEE Guidance Note on Gender in an interactive way, and can be used as an introductory, pre-orientation activity for a more in-depth training.
  • Virtual gender trainings: Building on the virtual INEE Minimum Standards trainings, INEE is rolling out facilitated virtual thematic trainings on Gender and PSS-SEL. The Gender training will cover key concepts and strategies in gender-responsive EiE and use the INEE Guidance Note on Gender to analyse and improve a case study.
  • Indicator framework: The GTT is developing a set of core indicators on gender-responsive EiE to accompany the EiE-GenKit and the INEE Guidance Note on Gender. The GTT is also piloting the INEE Minimum Standards Indicator Framework with a gender lens. 
  • Research & Learning Agenda: The GTT is developing a Research and Learning Agenda which aims to contribute to strengthening the body of knowledge on gender responsive EiE. The agenda expects to generate evidence to inform policy and programming from a gender perspective, set priority research areas,  and promote collaborative action and knowledge-sharing across key actors working on gender, education and emergencies.
  • Gender newsletter: The GTT supports the curating of relevant resources, events, and opportunities for the monthly INEE Gender newsletter. To stay abreast of INEE’s gender & EiE work please update your email preferences by logging into with your credentials. If you would like to submit resources, events, or opportunities for inclusion in the INEE Gender Newsletter, please send them to

Past Activities

  • INEE Guidance Note on Gender: In 2018-2019, the GTT led the revision process revision process for the 2010 INEE Gender Pocket Guide. The updated INEE Guidance Note on Gender captures the latest advances in the field, including updated resources and emerging promising practice, and is aligned with new tools and processes.
  • EiE-GenKit: The GTT developed the EiE-GenKit - a core resource package for gender in education in emergencies - in collaboration with ECW and UNGEI. The EiE-GenKit is the first resource of its kind, providing education practitioners with practical tools to promote gender-responsive programming  from crisis to peace and sustainable development. 

Key Resources


  • Ellen Chigwanda, CARE USA
  • Sujata Bordoloi, UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)

Contact the GTT conveners at