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USAID ECCN October 2017 Newsletter
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ECCN Training Opportunities

ECCN will offer three training sessions in Washington, D.C., this November and December:

Rapid Education and Risk Analysis (RERA) on November 30–December 1; Safer Learning Environments (SLE) on December 4–6; and, in partnership with FHI 360 and Creative Associates International, a course on Conflict Sensitive Education (CSE) on November 6–7.

These unique training sessions involve rich discussions and hands-on activities and are offered to both USAID staff and implementing partners. Only a few seats remain, so apply now!
  • For more information on the RERA and SLE training agenda, including registration details, please visit the ECCN Training Website.
  • The CSE training application process is closed.
The CSE training builds upon an ECCN-supported Training of Trainers offered in Amman, Jordan, this July, which featured INEE’s Conflict Sensitive Education Pack. Read an interview with two attendees, From Training to Action: Two ECCN Perspectives on Applying Conflict Sensitive Education.

Last but not least, in collaboration with INEE, ECCN is developing an online course on Conflict Sensitive Education. Get a first glance and volunteer to test the course by emailing usaideccn@edc.org with the subject line: CSE Online Course.
 

Newly Revised Accelerated Education Guidance Materials

ECCN is glad to support the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) in the development and launch of its newly revised guidance materials. A brief four-minute video on accelerated education can be found here; for all other resources visit the ECCN AEWG website.

If you missed the launch event, you can find the presentations by UNHCR's Ita Sheehy and USAID's Nina Papadopoulos on the ECCN website, view the recording, which features a panel of distinguished AEWG members and guests, and still submit questions and comments online. 
 

ECCN Webcasts

1. If you missed the ECCN webcast on Strategies for Data Collection and M&E with School-to-School International (STS), Creative Associates, and Chemonics, you can find all the information, the slides, and a recording on the ECCN event page. Related to this webcast, Mark Lynd from STS and ECCN Steering Group Co-Chair also published the blog post How Good Is Good Enough?

2. ECCN worked closely with the INEE Technology and Education in Crises Task Team for a joint webcast featuring innovative ways to use Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in monitoring and evaluating education programming for refugee populations. USAID's Senior Education Technology Specialist Tony Bloome served as a discussant.

The recording and slides of the webcast as well as other resources on  ICT in education in crisis and conflict can be found on the ECCN ICT for EiCC website.
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Spotlight

Join USAID at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on November 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A panel will explore the role of education in mitigating crime and violence in Central America. More information will be made available next week. To RSVP for the event, please email Daniela Cardozo at dcardozo@ssg-advisors.com by November 8.
On November 1 at 5:30 p.m., join BEC and partners in Washington, D.C. to celebrate global education and the passing of the READ Act. The READ Act was signed into law on September 8 through bipartisan efforts on the Hill. It empowers millions of children around the world by increasing their access to basic education and reducing their vulnerability to poverty, abuse, and extremism. Please RSVP here.
Support the Jackie Kirk Memorial Fund and nominate a book for the CIES Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award. The nominated book should address at least one of the varied areas of expertise represented in Jackie Kirk’s areas of commitment, primarily gender and education and/or education in conflict. The deadline for nominations is November 15.
 

From the ECCN Community Board

Call for articles on Higher Education and Catastrophe in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Florida: Authors are invited to submit short articles on topics that include: the effect of the catastrophe on campus life and infrastructure; examples of how Higher Education Institutions (HEI) contributed to their communities before, during and after the event; challenges facing the future; and how HEIs from different regions can contribute to the recovery of affected institutions and communities. Articles must be submitted before November 3, to make the December issue; more information can be found here.

Do you have news to share? Post items on the ECCN Community Board, and we’ll feature them in the next newsletter.
 

You might also be interested in

The RERA 2.0 guide will soon be ready! ECCN is completing the final design for a user-friendly interactive version and a traditional, downloadable version, available in December.
 
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