Education in Emergencies

This course is designed to provide education staff and practitioners with foundational knowledge and skills relating to Education in Emergencies.


Leave no one behind
SDG4: Quality education
community service
core commitments for children

This course is designed to provide staff with foundational knowledge and skills relating to education in emergencies. ESARO originally designed the course, the content has been utilized and updated from existing content from EiE capacity development training (such as for Frontline Responders, INEE Minimum Standards, Risk-Informed Programming, and others) in a comprehensive manner.

Target Audience

This course is designed primarily for UNICEF Education staff (country offices, regional offices, and HQ) and all education practitioners. It is also open to other staff and implementing partners who are or will be working in fragile contexts, such as other UN agencies, standby partners, or government representatives, including stakeholders with little to no experience working on education in emergencies and who want to learn more.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will

  • Have a general understanding of humanitarian architecture and UNICEF Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action in relation to Education.
  • Build basic knowledge and skills on key elements of EiE responses such as strategic response planning, education sector coordination mechanisms in emergencies; EiE thematic programming; and technical and operational areas such as assessments, information management/M&E, supply/logistics in emergencies.
  • Understand resilient education systems and when to apply key cross-sectoral considerations into EiE programmes.