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The Hub is a catalyst for joint action among members and across sectors to prioritise education in emergencies.

The urgent need to respond effectively to the education needs of the most vulnerable children and youth is why the co-signatories pledged at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum to promote Geneva as the Global Hub for Education in Emergencies.

The pledge was co-signed by Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the Global Education Cluster (GEC), the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Switzerland, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, the Geneva Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva. These organizations are referred to as the ‘initial co-signatories’, and founding members of the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies.

Since the Geneva Global Hub’s launch in January 2021, 34 additional members joined the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies: Action For Development (AFD), Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Arigatou International, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Canada, Concern Worldwide, Danish Alliance for Education in Crisis,, Educators Without Borders International (EWBI), Enfants du Monde, Finn Church Aid, Fraternity International Humanitarian Missions, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Helpcode, Humanitarian Development Partnerships (HDPi), Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (iDMC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Parliamentary Network for Education in Emergencies (IPNEd), International Rescue Committee (IRC), IsraAid, Jacobs Foundation, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Niger, NORCAP, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), People in Need (PIN), Plan International, Safe to Learn Coalition, Save the Children, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, South Sudan, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, and World Vision International.

The members work together towards three main goals:

  1. Growing demand for change

    The EiE Hub is a catalyst for partners to come together to increase prevention and response to education needs in emergencies. It will strengthen policy and integrated approaches across the humanitarian, development, migration and peace spectrum to better prioritise and deliver inclusive education in emergencies for crisis-affected children and youth through better collaboration of International Geneva actors and beyond, including linking up with other relevant global and regional initiatives.

  2. Inspiring commitment

    Bringing together the Geneva strategic community of committed thought leaders will inspire political will and influence agenda setting so that governments and partners see education as a top priority before, during and after emergencies and in protracted crises.

  3. Boosting country-level impact

    All children and youth affected by conflict, violence, disaster, epidemics and forced displacement must have their right to a quality education realised. The Hub aims at boosting the country-level impact of education in emergencies preparedness measures and responses through better data, evidence on what works and innovative research and solutions that support the delivery of safe and quality education while building resilient education systems.

    The Hub is a catalyst for joint action among members and across sectors to prioritise education in emergencies.

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About the Hub Members

Initial Co-Signatories

The pledge was initially co-signed by:


Since launch, the following entities have become members: