Conflict Sensitive Education Training and Institutionalization: Summary Findings
In 2014, INEE launched a Conflict Sensitive Education (CSE) Pack containing training materials for education actors working in crisis and conflict contexts. However, due to resource constraints, stakeholders’ engagement with the pack was not systematically monitored.
As a result, evidence of its effectiveness remained limited.
To address this, a group of INEE Working Group members, named the “CSE Subgroup”, set out to:
- Support education practitioners and policy makers to take ownership of the CSE Pack and to adapt it to use in their specific context;
- Document learning on the use of the pack in different contexts—especially on the ways it was integrated into education program design and implementation; adapted in national education policies; and implemented in education systems.
One strategy to accomplish these objectives was to offer a CSE Training of Trainers workshop to experienced trainers within existing INEE member organizations that had ongoing education operations in crisis and conflict-affected environments. These organizations and trainers would then be expected to further offer CSE training to others in their local environments. A four-day TOT workshop was held in Amman, Jordan in July 2017 and was facilitated by INEE Secretariat and CSE Subgroup members and attended by 40 participants from 18 organizations. The specific objectives of the TOT were to:
- Build participants’ CSE knowledge and awareness so that they may better support CSE strategies and application in their work;
- Provide participants with concepts, methodologies, materials and planning tips to undertake CSE capacity building and institutionalization of CSE practices within their organizations;
- Develop a multi-agency plan for the cascading of CSE training across a region;
- Connect participants to a more extensive network of education professionals who can provide CSE support during the implementation of localized CSE trainings.
A second strategy was to hire a researcher who would both study the literature related to CSE institutionalization, and follow the TOT and subsequent CSE trainings over a period of 18 months, in an effort to better understand the CSE capacity building and institutionalization process that took place. This research was presented to INEE in 2019 in the form of a detailed final project report. Summary findings from the detailed project report are presented.