Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is a global network of practitioners and policy-makers working to ensure all persons the right to quality education and a safe learning environment in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.

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According to the companionship agreement signed in October 2008, the Sphere Project Board recognizes the INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery as companion standards to the Sphere Handbook Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.

This recognition is based on the conviction that education in emergencies is a necessity that can be both life-sustaining and life-saving, providing physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection and that an inter-sectoral approach to education is even more vital in emergency contexts than in normal situations.

The INEE Minimum Standards cover all domains of educational response - from access and safety of learners, to the development of curricula and the role of teachers. Each of the 19 standards is accompanied by key actions and guidance notes.

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