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INEE Toolkit

The INEE Toolkit increases the availability and accessibility of knowledge and information improving capacities to deliver quality education

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What problem does your innovation solve?

There is a clear and widespread need for improved knowledge management in the field of education in emergencies. The INEE Toolkit aims to equip practitioners and policymakers with knowledge, tools, skills, and training that can contribute significantly to improving education programs, policies, financial support, technical resources, coverage and quality of education services in crisis and post-crisis recovery situations around the world.

Explain your innovation.

The INEE Toolkit - a product of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) - is the global go-to source for tools and resources related to the field of education in emergencies. The redesigned Toolkit will feature all key up-to-date resources all of which have been selected and evaluated by the INEE Working Groups and Task Teams in 5+ languages. Building on the positive feature of the current version of the Toolkit, the new Toolkit will have (1) improved search functionality (2) improved navigation (3) multilingual navigation (4) improved interactivity (5) up-to-date tools and resources including multimedia resources (responsiveness on all platforms. The goal is to make cutting-edge enhancements that result in a new, world-class Toolkit that helps INEE achieve its priorities as a global leader in knowledge sharing on education in emergencies.

Who benefits?

Children and youth and their communities affected by crisis: All of INEE’s activities are geared toward ensuring all persons – particularly children and youth – the right to quality education and a safe learning environment in emergencies and post-crisis recovery around the world. Educationalists, humanitarian workers, and human rights activists: INEE members and key partners who utilize the tools and resources in the INEE Toolkit benefit from increased technical support for ensuring quality education. National and international policy makers: Governments, UN agencies, NGOs, donor agencies, multilateral organizations, and other policymaking institutions use the recommendations and findings in the INEE resources (research, training guides, and evaluations) to make informed decisions about programs and policies. Teachers/academics: Teachers and academics utilize the resources and tools in the INEE Toolkit in their research and to inform and improve their practice.

How is your innovation unique?

INEE is the world’s leading advocate for education in contexts of crisis and is globally recognized for its good practice tools. But INEE’s most significant value lies in its vast and growing membership which provides a readymade audience who have articulated a great need for a redesigned Toolkit. There is no similar platform available and EiE practitioners and policy makers look to INEE as a leader in knowledge management and inter-agency best practice tool development. This special role of INEE within the field of education in emergencies places it in a perfect position to develop and update the Toolkit and makes INEE an appropriate place to house the Toolkit.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the idea?

How can we ensure this web-based platform is accessible for those with poor or no internet connections? How to best design the platform so that finding resources is as intuitive as possible?

Tell us more about you.

INEE is an open, global network more than 13,000 individuals and hundreds of organizations in 170 countries working together to ensure all persons the right to quality education in emergencies and crisis situations. INEE serves its members through community building, convening diverse stakeholders, knowledge management, advocating and amplifying ideas and knowledge, facilitating collective action, and providing members with the resources and support they need to carry out their work.

What is the primary type of emergency setting where your innovation would operate?

  • Natural disaster
  • Armed conflict
  • Prolonged displacement
  • Extreme drought

Emergency Setting - Elaborate

The INEE Toolkit shares resources to be used across all types of emergencies and all phases of emergency response from prevention and preparedness through to recovery and development. The INEE Toolkit is also an essential guide for practitioners in countries where there is an acute crisis. When new issues or crises emerge the number of Toolkit site visits from affected countries viewing and downloading resources increases considerably.

Where will your innovation be implemented?

The INEE Toolkit audience is global in nature and will be available in English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese.

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

In-country Networks

On average, the Toolkit is accessed forty times each day by colleagues around the world viewing the content and downloading tools and resources. The INEE Toolkit redesign is based on data collected from 169 respondents from around the world on their feedback on the current tool.

Sector Expertise

  • I've worked in a sector related to my innovation for more than a year.

Sector Expertise - Elaborate

INEE is the world’s leading advocate for education in contexts of crisis and is globally recognized for its good practice tools. But INEE’s most significant value lies in its vast and growing membership. INEE’s members are the driving force behind the network – it exists for and because of its members.

Innovation Maturity

  • Roll-out/Ready to Scale: I have completed a pilot and am ready or in the process of expanding.

Organization Status

  • Other

Organization Location

The INEE Secretariat is headquartered at the International Rescue Committee in New York.

Website

www.ineesite.org

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