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New USAID EiCC Project Database: Be Part of the Process!

In November, USAID ECCN will launch a new interactive website that contains a database of all USAID-funded EiCC projects. The database includes project descriptions, beneficiaries, results frameworks, and M&E indicators. Get a first glance by participating in CoP user testing where your input via a phone interview will help shape the final version of this useful resource tool for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. To participate in the user testing please email Shai Fuxman at sfuxman@edc.org.

Urban Refugee Education Roundtable 

USAID ECCN, in partnership with Teachers College, Columbia University and INEE, hosted the Urban Refugee Education Roundtable in DC on October 3rd. Close to 100 participants from over different 50 organizations came together to critically reflect on what we know and don’t know about urban refugee education. Visit the Event Website for recordings of the keynote addresses from U.S. Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken’s and USAID’s Associate Administrator Eric Postel as well as presenter slides and other resources.

Next month, many participants will meet up again in Berlin, Germany to further discuss the topic at the International Conference: Education for a Better Future – prospects for displaced populations.

ICT4EiCC featured prominently at the mEducation Alliance Symposium

Last week, the 6th annual mEducation Alliance Symposium in Washington, DC featured a number of innovative approaches to using ICT for education along the 'Crisis, Refugees, and Conflict' focal track. Symposium sessions included 'pitches' on solutions for higher education for refugees, an offline LMS used for education activities in Pakistan, and a new ICT Inventory for Education in Emergencies, to name just a few. Problem sets brought participants together to work on challenges related to collecting education data and creating blended learning opportunities in EiCC contexts. Gallery walks allowed participants to directly engage with project representatives working on mobile mentoring with teachers in a refugee camp and using SMS for book tracking in Nigeria.

Stay tuned for more coverage on the mEducation Alliance Symposium here at USAID ECCN online. 

Spotlight

Read Jennae Bulat’s (RTI) blog, which summarizes key aspects of the USAID Guide on Equality in Educational Materials. 

For USAID Staff: Next week, USAID ECCN will be in Bangkok, Thailand for the debut of its foundational course, Essentials for Education in Crisis & Conflict. If you are interested in future offerings in your area, please ask your E3 representative about how to participate.

In September, USAID ECCN launched two Evidence Gap Maps focusing on internal and external threats to Safer Learning Environments. Access the Evidence Gap Maps on our website

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Now live: the Youth4Peace Global Knowledge Portal is a new multi-stakeholder partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), Search for Common Ground (SfCG) and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY), working together through the Working Group on Youth & Peacebuilding.

INEE is currently hosting an online discussion on the Teachers in Crisis Contexts Training Pack implementation. Join the conversation today.  

Education is not a silver bullet for stopping conflict, but sustainable peace, prosperity and stability cannot be built without it. - Malala Yousafzai writes about the importance of girl's education on her website. 

USAID recently announced that the USAID Education Strategy will continue through September 2017. Learn more from the official Agency Notice. 
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