Half of the 57 million children out of school live in war zones. Millions more are out of school due to floods, earthquakes, etc. However, only 1.4 percent of humanitarian aid goes to education. Teachers can't be trained, supplies can't be purchased, schools can't be built. To ensure access to quality education, the international community must come together to agree on policy and commit funding. The voices of teachers, policymakers and others with first-hand experience are invaluable in this.
The 2014 INEE Global Consultation will be a dynamic global forum to develop a vision for increased funding and good policy around education in emergencies. Though critical to the discussion, practitioners, policymakers and researchers from less-developed countries are often not able to attend the event due to lack of resources. Your donation will help INEE to provide resources for these participants to attend and have their voices heard.
Event participants will have a chance to interact with and learn from colleagues, share their experiences and contribute their ideas to the global vision. The global education in emergencies community will benefit from this large-scale collaboration and consensus building on which it can base future policy, research and action. Children in crises around the world will benefit from the attention to the issue and, hopefully, greater numbers of children in crises will get in and stay in school.
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