USAID ECCN January 2017 Newsletter
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ECCN Coming to CIES Atlanta

ECCN will be at CIES Atlanta March 5–9 with a range of presentations as well as an exhibit booth. For details about all presentations pertaining to Education in Crisis and Conflict (EiCC) visit ECCN’s CIES website, which will be updated regularly. If you are presenting on EiCC topics and don’t see your session included, please email us at, and we’ll be glad to include it.

ECCN Reception at CIES Atlanta

ECCN, in partnership with INEE, JEiE, BEC, and the CIES SIG for Education in Conflict and Emergencies, will host a reception focused on Education in Crisis and Conflict at the upcoming CIES conference Atlanta. Invitations to the reception will be sent in the next few weeks. In the meantime, please save the date: March 8, from 8–10 p.m.

On the ECCN Blog: Revisiting Two Faces of Conflict

Margaret Sinclair and Jean Bernard posted “Revisiting the Two Faces of Education in Conflict: Implications for Education Materials.” In their blog post, they remind us that education grievances and structural features can act as drivers of conflict and that using textbooks and other educational materials may well be an important first step.

Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act

The READ Act, formerly known as the Education for All Act, passed the US House of Representatives on January 24. If passed in the Senate, this bipartisan bill will improve the effectiveness of US education programs around the world by, among other things, creating a comprehensive strategy to promote sustainable basic education. You can find the bill text and follow its progress here.


ECCN welcomes Daniel Lavan as the new Protocol and Metrics Specialist on the support team.
Read the Cabinet Exit Memo by former USAID Administrator Gayle E. Smith entitled “Investing in Our Shared Future – How a Confident and Capable USAID Is Building on a Proud Legacy of US Development Leadership.”
Register now for a CIES pre-conference workshop Sunday, March 5, led by Margaret Sinclair on integrating Social and Emotional Learning content into formal EGR materials. Space is limited.

From the ECCN Bulletin Board

Join SFCG’s Webinar “Education for Peacebuilding: Empirical Findings & Insights,” on January 31,  9–11 a.m. Click here for more details and to RSVP.
Do you have news to share? Post items on our USAID ECCN Bulletin Board, and we’ll feature them in an upcoming newsletter.

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The recent World Bank post about rehabilitating child soldiers in the Middle East and how youth could be a force for change in a region that’s at a crossroads.
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