Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA)

Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA)

INNOVATION AND EDUCATING IN CRISIS: WE ARE LOOKING FOR CUTTING-EDGE EDUCATION INNOVATIONS THAT ARE READY TO SCALE IN EMERGENCIES.

Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) have partnered to form the first Humanitarian Education Accelerator that will us understand how to transform good pilot projects into scalable educational initiatives. 

At a Glance

Innovations 7
Favorites 4

Program Status Update

We hope that by developing a cohort of successful humanitarian innovators, we will be able to identify effective methods to scale educational programs to expand quality educational access to refugees and displaced communities worldwide. 

Out of 72 innovations who applied to the program, we have selected the final 3 to form our first cohort, starting in October 2016. They are: Kepler Kiziba, World University Service Canada - EERCK project and War Child Holland - Cant Wait to Learn.

In the innovations section below we also highlight some of the projects that were selected in the final stages of the review process.

Objectives

The Humanitarian Education Accelerator for education in emergencies aims to improve education in crises in two ways. Firstly, the program will help existing education in emergencies projects improve how they measure, evaluate, and scale their impact. Secondly, the program will enlist expertise from external evaluators to build a robust evidence base on which approaches are most effective in this area, and which factors enable effective scale.

Innovations

Essence of Learning

Essence of Learning

An integrated pedagogical psycho-social learning program that aims to establish safe and...

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Can't Wait to Learn

Can't Wait to Learn

More than 30 million children are excluded from education because of armed conflict. Can...

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