Events of Interest

Starting Soon! "Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding" research report launch by UNICEF and ICTJ will be held Thursday, January 21 from 12:30-14:00 EDT. RSVP here

USAID E3 is hosting an open house on Thursday, January 28 from 9 am - 12 pm at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Register here

News Spotlight

One of USAID ECCN's primary objectives is to develop and apply guidance and tools to better adapt education programs to crisis and conflict contexts. One the first investments in support of this objective is a draft Rapid Education and Risk Analysis (RERA). USAID ECCN will be field piloting this tool in the coming months and we are looking for 3 short term consultants to assist in this work. Click the links for more information on the following positions:

Regional Specialists - Violence/Crime 

Regional Specialist - Education 

Local Field Researcher


 Are you excited by something you recently read or saw on the web? Now you can share your excitement via USAID ECCN's "What We're Reading" feature.

If interested, submit your piece to USAID ECCN by emailing and we'll be sure to post it ASAP. 

Consultations: Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crisis, Phase II

USAID ECCN is working with INEE to host 2 consultations related to the Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crisis Global Consultation (EiEPC), Phase II. The first USAID ECCN consultation will be for all USAID ECCN CoP members, and the second consultation will be exclusively for USAID staff.

These consultations are follow-ups to ones held in June 2015 in preparation for the July 2015 Oslo Summit and will focus on gathering reactions to specific next step recommendations from global leaders related to a proposed "common platform" to generate political commitment and financial resources for meeting the educational needs of millions of children and young people affected by crisis. 

The consultation period is planned for January 19 - February 5, 2016 and USAID ECCN members can participate in several ways:
  • Read and comment on the options paper between January 21 - February 2, 2016. We will be using an online platform called 'NowComment' for commenting on the options paper. All USAID ECCN members will receive an email later today from NowComment Notifications titled "[NowComment] USAID ECCN would like your thoughts on a document" with a link to access the options paper. If you have trouble accessing the document, please email us at
  • Live, virtual commentary:
    • All USAID ECCN members who are not USAID staff are invited to participate in a 1 hour online consultation on February 1 from 9:30-10:30 am EDT. Please RSVP here
    • All USAID staff are invited to participate in a 1 hour online consultation on February 2 from 9-10 am EDT. USAID staff will receive a separate invitation letter for this consultation. 
For more background regarding the process, please visit INEE's webpage dedicated to the topic. 
New Blogs Posted!

Dr. Ash Hartwell, USAID ECCN M&E Specialist, continues his blog series on adaptive management with a new posting titled, "Adaptive Management: Youth, Livelihoods and Feedback Loops." This blog post describes how an innovative program utilizes adaptive management and real-time feedback loops to provide job counseling, training opportunities, job links and access to equity for enterprise to some 8,000 urban youth in Liberia. We invite you to share programs that are effectively using adaptive management and feedback loops to improve education services in conflict and crisis-affected environments in the comment section of Ash's blog.

Greg Deacon, a USAID ECCN research consultant, recently returned from the DRC on a USAID ECCN commissioned assignment to study Alternative Education programs in North Kivu and is introducing his research via a blog titled "The Longue Durée of Alternative Education". Stay tuned for research findings, tools and guidance from Greg's research in the DRC.  

Upcoming USAID ECCN Events 

USAID ECCN Steering Group Meeting
The next USAID ECCN Steering Group meeting is schedule for January 28, 2016 from 9-11 am. This meeting will focus on planning for important elements of the USAID ECCN year 2 work plan.

The 2016 CIES Conference is quickly approaching and USAID ECCN staff and members are preparing several key panel sessions for the March 6-10 conference. Those sessions include:
  • Identifying Data Gaps and Building Evidence for Theories of Change in Education in Conflict and Crisis Environments
  • Evaluating Education in Conflict and Crisis-Affected Regions: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned
  • Lessons in Multi-Risk and Education Analysis for Crisis and Conflict-Affected Environments
In the coming weeks USAID ECCN will be providing members with an opportunity to publicize Education in Conflict and Crisis (EiCC) related CIES sessions - more on that soon!
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