The guide is aimed at anyone working to provide, manage or support education services in emergencies – whether through government, non-governmental or international agencies. It has been written with education project managers and advisers in mind, but the principles and advice offered should be useful for others. The main focus is rapid onset emergency response, but the guide is relevant to all emergency settings and phases.
The guide first outlines useful principles for an inclusive emergency education approach. It then provides advice for strategies and actions at key stages of an emergency – from the early stages through to monitoring and evaluation. The guide offers advice on dealing with challenges like resistance or lack of interest in inclusion. It also highlights what support emergencies education staff should expect from their organisations.