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The updated USAID Guidance for Reporting on the USAID Education Strategy is available for your review by clicking here
 

Are you an experienced instructional designer? Do you love using cutting edge ICT for professional development? Are you excited to support improved USAID and Partner practice in EiCC program design, implementation and evaluation? If so, check out USAID ECCN's immediate opening for a Training Specialist
 

Announcing a new USAID ECCN Blog Series: EiCC Matters! Over the coming weeks, USAID ECCN will initiate a series of blogs related to key themes that emerged from the USAID Education Summit. Stay tuned!
 

USAID recommends context analysis while designing and/or implementing education activities in crisis and conflict affected environments. Check out USAID ECCN's new draft Rapid Education and Risk Analysis Guide here and let us know what you think by emailing us at usaideccn@edc.org!
 

You may be interested in these upcoming events and resources: 

UNESCO and IIEP are hosting an e-Forum titled "Towards a global framework for measuring learning" from November 16-27. Join the conversation by clicking here

How can we use technology and innovation to reach the most marginalized learners? Join INEE and the UN Secretary General's Global Education First Initiateive (GEFI) to discuss this further. RSVP here or watch the live stream

Were you unable to attend the recent WISE summit? Recorded sessions are available here!

The UNESCO Statistics department has released an interesting data visualization tool to convey their research on Out-of-School children. View it here
USAID ECCN at the USAID Global Education Summit 
 
"We must keep looking for game changing solutions"
Christine Vilsack
USAID Senior Adviser for International Education
USAID Global Education Summit

The USAID Global Education Summit took place from November 2 - 4, 2015 in Silver Spring, MD. The Summit featured rich sessions related to all three of USAID's Education Goals. Regarding USAID Education Goal 3 (Increase Equitable Access to Education in Crisis and Conflict Environments for 15 Million Learners), USAID announced at the Summit it will:
  • Renew its commitment to achieving Goal 3 as part of its 2016-2020 strategy;
  • Improved metrics and invest in evidence-based interventions in order to demonstrate progress and impact in EiCC;
  • Ensure that collaboration and feedback loops support the generation, synthesis and broad sharing of knowledge;
  • Prioritize institution strengthening and partnerships in order to reach the Goal 3 target.
USAID and USAID ECCN developed twelve Summit sessions related to USAID Education's Goal 3. Presentations, session descriptions, speaker lists, and key take-aways are now available on the USAID ECCN website!

USAID ECCN Steering and Advisory Group Meetings 

On October 29 and 30, USAID ECCN Steering Group and Advisory Group members met in Washington, DC. On October 29, the Steering Group discussed USAID ECCN's Year 2 Work Plan, which begins in January 2016. On October 30, Advisory Group members Justin van Fleet, Susan Nicolai, Fernando Reimers, and Dean Brooks joined the USAID ECCN meeting and helped refine the network's strategic focus. To learn more about USAID ECCN's work planning process, or contribute ideas, please contact us at usaideccn@edc.org

Welcome USAID ECCN's New Senior Researcher!
 
We are pleased to announce that USAID ECCN has a new Senior Researcher - Dr. Elena Vinogradova. Many of you know Elena from her work as Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research for Education Development Center's International Development Division. Over the past 15 years she has conducted diverse research and evaluation projects in fields of education and public health, both domestically and internationally. Before joining EDC, Elena was a Senior Research Analyst at REDA International, and a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Maryland. She has consulted for the World Bank, the Central European University, and the U.S. Department of Education. 
Report: Safer Learning Environments Consultation

On October 20, a group of practitioners and researchers gathered for the first of a series of consultations, hosted by USAID ECCN, on Safer Learning Environments (SLE). Key outcomes of the event were:
  • Beginning to map outcomes and interventions, according to type or threat/risk;
  • Discussing a standard definition of Safer Learning Environments;
  • Identification of potential partners and collaborations for future work;
  • Agreement that focusing on a single area could maximize impact of this work. 
If you have an interest in USAID ECCN SLE work, please stay tuned for information on future consultations and/or email the USAID ECCN Research Manager, Gwen Heaner at gheaner@umass.edu, for details on how you can become more involved in this work. 
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