- UoN faculty makes study visits to IRC education field sites.
- Initial IRC training course on Education in Emergencies (EiE) for faculty, and 'taster' workshop to potential students.
- UoN and the IRC develop EiE library.
- The IRC and UoN develop communication/publications strategy.
- The IRC disseminates project information to global EiE networks .
- The IRC and UoN jointly develop EiE course.
- The IRC and UoN faculty co-teach EiE course to both students and non-enrolled professionals.
- With IRC support:
- UoN develops student tracking system and format for presenting student CVs to potential employers.
- UoN develops EiE seminar series for students, and invites Nairobi based NGOs to present their work.
- UoN identifies EiE networks and organizations, and shares project information.
- UoN updates EiE library.
- UoN and the IRC place two students in funded internships/fellowships - one with an IRC education program in Africa and one in the International Programs Department at IRC New York headquarters.
- UoN and the IRC review project process/results, and develop working paper on the project.
- The IRC and UoN faculty present project model/process
at international education conference.
- UoN faculty teach EiE course.
- UoN shares CVs of EiE certified' students with the IRC for possible job placement.
- UoN continues to update EiE library.
- The IRC reaches out to additional regional and global networks for inclusion of UoN as a key EiE stakeholder.
- UoN continues to organize and offer EiE seminar series.
- The IRC and UoN place one intern (in Africa) and one fellow (in New York) with the IRC.
- UoN faculty and IRC staff attend one major international education conference.
- UoN and the IRC jointly evaluate project results.
- The IRC and UoN finalize and widely disseminate a major publication on regionally-focused capacity building and research development in EiE.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leader in providing Education in Emergencies (EiE) for children and youth in conflict settings. An emerging field, EiE is a critical component of any emergency intervention; however, expertise in this area is limited. Through this commitment, the IRC and Unbound Philanthropy will model a new way of developing regional capacity to provide vital education programming in emergency settings in developing countries by building the capacity of the University of Nairobi to serve as a center for excellence on EiE for this emerging field.
Working jointly, IRC and University staff will develop an accredited Education in Emergencies (EiE) program comprising a year's worth of material to be offered through the Faculty of Education. In addition, the IRC will link the UoN into the global EiE networks, build the UoN's capacity in research, consultancy, and fundraising functions. It will also help establish an EiE library at UoN, share learning with the wider EiE field, and advise on job placement strategies for graduates.
SEEKING: implementing partners, best practices information, financial resources.
OFFERING: implementing partners, best practices information.