In 2012 the Education Cluster developed the South Sudan Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies. This was a target in the Education Sector Strategic Plan, as well as part of the Cluster's mandate and workplan.
In mid-March we were joined by colleagues from the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), who facilitated a process to contextualize the INEE Minimum Standards to the South Sudan context. We had excellent participation from many cluster partners from Juba and the States. The draft was then shared widely within the Ministry of Education and with other key stakeholders, including other sectors and clusters.
The resulting document - South Sudan Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies - is now finalized and has been fully approved and endorsed by the Ministry of Education. The tool is intended to be brief, and to provide simple guidance on what the INEE Minimum Standards "look like" in South Sudan. What kind of education are we aiming to provide to children and youth affected by emergencies in South Sudan? We hoped that the tool would be simple, user friendly and concrete, without lowering standards that are built on a human rights framework. It is not intended to be a "how to do EiE guide."
This a major achievement for the Education Cluster, as we now have an agreed document that will help all stakeholders improve the quality of education in emergencies in South Sudan. The South Sudan Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies is now being designed and will be official launched and distributed as soon as possible.
Download the South Sudan Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies HERE!
Download the Contextualization Workshop Report here.
Download the Contextualization Workshop Report PowerPoints here.