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Resources from the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies

Su Corcoran

The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open network of over 12,000 individual members and 130 partner organisations in 170 countries. It aims to draw agencies together, sustain commitment, and strengthen collaboration on the issue of quality and relevant education for all in emergencies and crisis contexts. INEE supports its members through community building, knowledge management, advocacy, facilitation and learning. This page provides an overview of key resources developed by INEE and its members.

INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, response, recovery
INEE developed this set of minimum standards for education in emergencies in 2004, and updated it in 2010. It aims to: enhance the quality of educational preparedness, response and recovery; increase access to safe and relevant learning opportunities for all learners, regardless of their age, gender or abilities; and ensure accountability and strong coordination in the provision of education in emergencies through to recovery. Available in several languages at:

INEE toolkit
The INEE Toolkit contains practical, field-friendly tools and resources to guide educationalists, humanitarian workers and government officials. Available at:

It contains guidance materials on inclusive education in emergencies, including:

  • INEE Pocket Guide to Supporting Learners with Disabilities
  • Education in Emergencies. Including everyone. INEE pocket guide to inclusive education
  • Teachers can help everyone learn (poster)
  • Education in emergencies training module 15 – inclusive education

Available at:

Resources for disaster risk reduction
INEE has selected an online catalogue of tools and resources – from diverse sources – to support those mainstreaming preparedness and disaster risk reduction in programmes and policies. Available at:

The Journal on Education in Emergencies
This journal showcases academic and practitioner work on education in emergencies, defined broadly as quality learning opportunities for all ages in situations of crisis. Available at:

Teacher professional development
During a 19-week blog series on ‘Teacher Professional Development in Crisis’ in 2013, experts discussed the state of professional development in fragile contexts.

View the discussions here:, and follow-up publication here:

The ‘Training Pack for Primary School Teachers in Crisis Contexts’, developed by the Teachers in Crisis and Conflict Working Group, offers 28 basic teaching competencies for unqualified or under-qualified teachers in emergency settings. It can also be used with qualified teachers who need refresher training. Available at:

Conflict Sensitive Education Pack
The INEE developed a pack to support the integration of conflict sensitivity into education policies and programmes. The Conflict Sensitive Education Pack includes a guidance note, reflection tool, and INEE guiding principles. Available in several languages: