Amman (Jordan): Training of Trainers on Education in Emergencies
As part of the School Readiness Programme for vulnerable Iraqi and Jordanian Youth, a series of national Training of Trainer workshops on the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Minimum Standards has been taking place in Amman, Jordan.
On 10-13 April. UNESCO’s Amman Office, in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE) trained 25 headmasters from public schools around Amman; and
on 24-27 April it was the turn of 25 officials from the Ministry of Education to receive training.
The INEE Minimum Standards set out internationally recognized guidelines for education planning and response in emergency and post-conflict situations. They can guide education planners and international agencies working on education preparedness or response to situations of emergency or crisis. Raising awareness among ministry officials and teachers on the role of education in building emergency preparedness is considered particularly important.
Workshop participants identified areas where the international standards could be applied in Jordan and how the Ministry of Education could benefit from them. UNESCO plans to conduct a minimum standards needs assessment within the Ministry. In addition, UNESCO will continue to provide supportive channels for school directors to apply this information at school level.