INEE Task Teams

Technology Task Team

The INEE Technology and Education in Crises Task Team (TechTT) is a global group of non-profit, academic, philanthropic, and private sector experts focused on the use of technology to enhance educational opportunities in emergencies. The TechTT brings people together around technology and EiE contexts that encourages diverse participation and collaboration to research, develop, and advocate for the role of technologies in refugee, conflict, disaster, and other crisis contexts

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The idea that technology alone can solve problems is long past; information and communication technology (ICT) in education is best leveraged as a tool to support good teaching and quality learning. In crisis contexts, where teaching and learning are jeopardized or interrupted, and where learners are on the move, the great possibility of ICT faces its toughest test.

In emergencies and conflicts, ICT presents unique opportunities for: learner access to quality materials in formal and non-formal settings; teacher professional development; community and family engagement; administrative support; infrastructure data collection; and creating social networks that foster pathways to higher education and employment, to name a few opportunities.

Task Team Objectives

  1. Share knowledge and information to build the evidence base for good practice, and to enable practitioners to carry out their work more effectively and efficiently.

  2. Connect ICT4EiE practitioners with each other in order to document and distribute ongoing work and promising practices as well as to highlight and productively critique issues faced in the field.

  3. Elevate the experience of people working in the field to promote new ideas and innovations, and to raise awareness on key challenges and successes.

Task Team Membership

The TechTT is open to INEE members working in the areas of technology and sustaining and restoring education is crisis contexts.

INEE task team membership is voluntary, and members join as individuals, not through an organizational affiliation. INEE members with interest and expertise in the thematic area of this task team may indicate their interest in joining the task team by directly contacting the co-conveners of the task team at technology@inee.org.

If you cannot commit to being a task team member, but you would like to stay informed about the work, you can subscribe to any of the INEE thematic email lists, including Technology, in your INEE member profile (login required).

If you are interested in the TechTT work but are not yet a member of INEE, please join us - www.inee.org/user/register.

Key Resources

Technology Resource Collection: An expert-vetted list of key resources on technology in crisis contexts.

Conveners (2019)

  • Mona Younes, Independent Consultant & PhD Candidate (Education & Social Justice Programme- Lancaster University)
  • Nina Wine, EiE Specialist, Worldreader

Contact the TechTT at technology@inee.org.