Workshop on the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies
Budget (US$): 32,500
Source: UNESCO, NRC
Dates: 27-29 August 2013/Completed
Beneficiaries: Syrian children and youth in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I)
In cooperation with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), UNESCO organized the first workshop on the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) within the context of the Syrian crisis from 27 to 29 August 2013.
The Minister of Education in KR-I, HE Dr. Asmat Mohamed Khalid, opened the workshop, welcoming 30 representatives from UN Agencies, the Kurdistan Regional Government, and local and international NGOs.
Workshop participants increased their understanding of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Minimum Standards, suggested the formation of an INEE working group and discussed the need for coordinated joint education assessment, planning and delivery of educational services in the context of the Syrian refugees’ crisis in KR-I.
The INEE Minimum Standards were developed by over 3,500 educationalists from over 52 countries and express a commitment that all children, youth and adults have the right to safe, quality and relevant education even in the direst circumstances, including forced displacement due to violent conflict.
As the foundational tool for Education in Emergencies, use of the INEE Minimum Standards can help ensure accountability and quality of education service provision for refugees in KR-I.