Introducing: INEE-Sphere Linkages guide to support inter-sectoral collaboration
Arianna Sloat and Brittney Davidson, INEE Secretariat
Coordination and collaboration between education and other humanitarian sectors is essential to ensure an effective response that addresses the rights and needs of all learners. An inter-sectoral approach to education means prioritizing coordination and close collaboration between education and other sectors including Health, Protection, WASH, Shelter, Camp Management, Food Aid and Nutrition.
The use of the INEE Minimum Standards as a companion and complementary standards to the Sphere Handbook can help to ensure that critical linkages between education and other sectors are made at the outset of an emergency – through multi-sectoral needs assessments, followed by joint planning and holistic response. To support the joint usage of the INEE and Sphere Standards, INEE has developed a guide that outlines “INEE Minimum Standards’ Linkages to the Sphere Minimum Standards.” This brief guide streamlines and clarifies the use of the INEE Minimum Standards in conjunction with the Sphere Minimum Standards in order to provide a cohesive outline of an integrated, multi-sectoral response.