Updated Dec 17, 2020CLOSED
The Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA) is an Education Cannot Wait-funded programme led by UNHCR.
The programme supports promising humanitarian education innovations to transition from successful pilots to programmes that can operate at scale - through capacity building, mentorship, peer learning and rigorous research. Since 2016, the HEA has supported nine grantees, operating in multiple contexts.
The HEA seeks to address gaps in evidence and scaling capacity by taking common elements from an accelerator - such as mentorship, internal capacity building and establishing a cohort that works together - and merging these with an evaluation-based programme. Through this unique approach, the HEA seeks to:
|Stage||Stage 3: Proof of Concept, Stage 4: Transition to Scale and Stage 5: Scaling|
|Country||Ethiopia, Chad, Lebanon, Jordan and Uganda|
Methods & Learning (Education)
Inclusive Education (Education)
The HEA will not be funding new, untested innovations in this funding cycle. We are instead looking to support innovations that have already been rolled out, have a Proof of Concept and are looking to scale beyond the pilot phase.
The following criteria will be used to identify an initial shortlist of successful interventions for support under the HEA:
|Planned Usage of Funds|
|Potential for Scale||We are looking for innovations that have passed the pilot phase and are entering into the next phase of programming. For us, this means innovations that have already tested their concept or idea and have shown initial impact through a proof of concept as they turn their pilot into a fully formed programme. We would like to know how you initially identified your challenges and proposed solutions, how you tested and experimented with the solution and why you feel you are ready to grow.|