New Training Module on Adolescents and Youth Programming in Emergencies

INEE has announced a new training module:

The New Training Module on Adolescents and Youth Programming in Emergencies is part of the INEE Education in Emergencies training package.

The Adolescents and Youth Programming in Emergencies module complements the rest of the training package by promoting the specific needs, opportunities, and good programming practices of youth in emergency programs and policy decisions.  It provides tools for supporting integration and achieving quality and accessible education for all. The module consists of presentations, handouts, interactive dialogue sections, and exercises to guide participants. The module can be tailored for the beginner learner or it can be used with advanced practitioners.


The main objectives of the training module are to:

  • identify challenges and vulnerabilities specific to adolescents and youth in crisis and post-crisis situations as well as the ways in which they can make valuable contributions to their families, schools, and communities;
  • review good practices and specific recommendations for effective, quality programming for adolescents and youth; and
  • learn practical ways to promote meaningful participation for adolescents and youth in programming.

The module, which builds on a variety of youth-related INEE resources, was developed by Brooke Breazeale, in consultation with other members of the INEE Adolescents and Youth Task Team, the INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards and Network Tools, and the IASC Education Cluster.


The INEE Adolescent and Youth Task Team works to ensure a coordinated, accelerated, and evidence-based response to the educational rights, needs, and aspirations of adolescents and youth affected by crisis. The Task Team collaboratively develops resources and tools, advocates for youth-inclusive programming, and facilitates training and capacity building to help practitioners respond to youth and education challenges faced during situations of crisis and recovery. To find out more go to the Adolescents and Youth Task Team webpage. To join the Task Team, email


Explore the whole Education in Emergencies Training Package 

The package contains the following modules with presentations, facilitators’ guides and exercises, available on the INEE Toolkit.

0.   Guidance and Time Tabling

1.   The Rationale for Education in Emergencies

2.   INEE Minimum Standards Framework

3.   Technical Components for Education in Emergencies

4.   Education in Emergencies Coordination

5.   Action Planning and Follow-Up

6.   Assessment

7.   Programme Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

8.   Links Between Education and Other Sectors

9.   Contingency Planning

10.  Early Recovery and Transition

11.  Advocacy and Policy

12.  Risk Reduction

13.  Teaching and Learning

14.  Human Rights and Accountability

15.  Inclusive Education

16. Gender Responsive Education

For more information and questions on the Education in Emergencies Training Package and capacity development initiatives of INEE and the Education Cluster, please contact


Opportunities for the Future: Basic vocational training for refugee youth in Dadaab (Kenya)

Worldwide , youth are having a difficult time, particularly in terms of low educational achievement and restricted job and training opportunities.

Those who are displaced or find themselves as refugees have particular difficulties:

Opportunities for the Future: Basic vocational training for refugee youth in Dadaab (Kenya)

Norwegian Refugee Council

Refugee youth in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya consider lack of opportunities to be one of the biggest challenges to living in the camp.  Education proves to be a key factor in expanding opportunities within the limitations camp life sets. Yet little humanitarian assistance addresses  the specific learning needs of youth. How can education best address the needs of displaced youth with no educational background?


For more information, click here.

Thematic case studies – Education

If you are interested in Education in a variety of countries, it is worth taking a look at the new series of thematic case studies :

The Thematic Case Study Series – a collaborative effort between INEE and the Global Education Cluster – seeks to capture lessons learned and examples of good practices from country-level Education Clusters. This initial report specifically explores the following five thematic issues:

  1. Using the INEE Minimum Standards
  2. Working with national authorities
  3. Early Childhood Development (ECD)
  4. Gender
  5. Youth

In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 Cluster Coordinators and five thematic experts to inform the thematic case studies. Each case study consists of three major sections:

  • Country cases: Three country-specific examples of national Education Clusters’ work and discussion surrounding the thematic issue.
  • Analysis and lessons learned:Presents some of the key lessons learned based on an analysis of the country cases
  • Recommendations: Three lists of recommendations, based on the case study’s findings: one aimed at global and regional education stakeholders, one at INEE and the other at national education stakeholders

The primary audiences for these case studies are Education Cluster actors, including Cluster Coordinators, lead and partner agency actors, and government representatives, as well as UN and NGO education staff and those working in other relevant sectors at both national and global levels.

We hope you enjoy reading the studies and will find them useful and applicable to your work. For more information, and to request a template for drafting similar case studies of your own, please contact

This document is freely available for download on the INEE website here.

Bridging the Cognitive / Noncognitive Divide: A Coherent Approach to Measuring Personal Factors That Influence Youth Development and Youth Livelihoods

Having been working in Comoros and seeing so many young people without jobs and being manipulated by politicians to cause trouble, it is essential we understand more about adolescence and youth development social and psychological perspectives. The report from IRC provides more insights into some of the personal factors that should be considered by those working with youth development and livelihoods.

Bridging the Cognitive / Noncognitive Divide: A Coherent Approach to Measuring Personal Factors That Influence Youth Development  and Youth Livelihoods

In response to this critical question, the International Rescue Committee is pleased to announce the launch of Bridging the Cognitive/ Noncognitive Divide: A coherent approach to measuring Personal factors that influence youth development and youth livelihoods.

This report explores the role of personal factors in the field of youth development and youth livelihoods to answer the following questions:

  • What are personal factors and how are they currently conceived across disciplines?
  • How to personal factors contribute to positive outcomes in youth programming?
  • What steps can be taken to ensure personal factors are incorporated into youth development and entrepreneurships models?

The full report is available here.

Staying Alive and Well: Child Health and Disaster Risk Reduction

With so much money being spent on arms and military around the world it seems inconceivable that we have to wonder how we can keep children alive and well.

INEE has posted information relating to a report by Save the Children on Child Health and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Staying Alive and Well: Child Health and Disaster Risk Reduction

(Save the Children)

How we can keep children safe, before and after disaster strikes.Children are particularly vulnerable to disasters. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is any activity carried out by a village, community, aid agency or government that helps to prepare for, mitigate, adapt to or increase resilience towards the impact of disasters.

This paper provides guidance to encourage policy-makers and health professions to integrate disaster risk reduction into their health policies and programmes in order to safeguard children.


The full report is available here

Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society – 2012

INEE has posted the highlights from  the 56th annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) which was held  in April 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Education in emergencies, and INEE, were well represented in several panel presentations, including a review of the INEE Minimum Standards assessment, education in emergencies research, protecting education from attack, and the relationship between education and state fragility/resilience.

Some examples of the presentations are listed below:


4. A synthesis of agency work on education and conflict, Powerpoint presentation by Mary Joy Pigozzi, FHI 360 (2012)
5. Conflict Sensitive Education for Whom? The Criticality of Youth, Powerpoint presentation by Kurt D. Moses, FHI 360 (2012)

Climate Extreme: How young people can respond to disasters in a changing world

Climate Extreme: How young people can respond to disasters in a changing world

Disaster risk reduction is now being taken seriously and planning with all stakeholders, including young people, is now being implemented in a number of countries around the world. Climate change,although still being challenged by the sceptics, is now on the agenda and practical strategies are being planned.

This report is timely…

(Plan and the Children in a Changing Climate Coalition)

This short report is a child-friendly version of the 594-page document produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on managing disaster risks.

Plan, on behalf of the Children in a Changing Climate Coalition, took up the challenge of producing this easy to understand report. It gives children in developing countries knowledge about how to prepare and reduce the risks they could face when disasters hit their communities.

To access this resource, click here