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This course is available as a complete course and a shorter one. Both are available in four languages:

Banner Education in emergencies global Course available in 4 languages and 2 versions short and long

Complete course:

Short version:

About the course

This course is designed to provide UNICEF staff and partners with an introduction to education in emergencies. The course was originally designed by ESARO, the content has been utilized and updated from existing content from EiE capacity development training (such as for Frontline Responders, INEE Minimum Standards, Risk-Informed Programming, and others) in a comprehensive manner.

Learning objectives

By the end of the course, learners will  

  • Have a general overview of humanitarian architecture and UNICEF Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action in relation to Education. 
  • Be introduced to fundamental EiE concepts and education sector coordination mechanisms including needs assessments and response strategies 
  • Understand the need to build resilient education systems and incorporate key cross-sectoral approaches.


This course is designed primarily for all UNICEF staff including senior staff members (country offices, regional offices, and HQ). It is also open to partners in country such as government counterparts and cluster members. It is designed for those with little or no experience working on education in emergencies and want to learn more.


It should take you about 2 hours to complete this self-paced course. With an optional assessment at the end to check your knowledge.


The course is composed of four modules with text-based and interactive content, and additional resources.


The structure would be as follows:

  • Module 1: Fundamental concepts in Education in Emergencies (EiE) 
  • Module 2: Technical areas for frontline responders 
  • Module 3: Rights-based approaches to education and building resilient education systems 
  • Module 4: Cross-cutting issues

Contact details

Education in Emergencies team,, Education Section, Programme Division (HQ).

For technical problems, please contact