The Alliance is working together with the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) to encourage and support collaboration between the two sectors. The work is led by a Technical Focal Point who reports into both networks, with guidance from a multi-agency, cross-sector Advisory Group.


  • Improved wellbeing of children and youth affected by emergencies, crises and forced displacement.
  • Closer collaboration between CPHA & EiE Actors at all levels of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle and at every stage in a response.


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Convene a multi-agency cross-sector Advisory Group to guide and provide technical oversight to all resources planned and produced,
Develop foundational advocacy and technical guidance in support of collaboration,
Work towards collaborative capacity building initiatives to support field practitioners,
Create opportunities to learn from collaborative and integrated programming to inform promising practices,
Ensure promising practices are shared to support collective learning between the two sectors and inform programming.


Research | The Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Child Protection and Education Inequalities in Three Humanitarian Contexts

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In response, governments around the world took the unprecedented step of closing all schools as a way to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that school closures impacted almost 1.6 billion learners across 169...

Blog | Child Protection and Education Communities Call for the Protection of Education from Attack

In 2020 the widespread closures of schools around the world drew global attention as children and young people across all corners of the globe were shut out of schools as result of the COVID-19 crisis. As many as 1.6 billion students saw their education disrupted, drawing global attention as the impact of the crisis became more visible. Heads of State, policy makers, the media and the public...

The Impact of School Closures on Children in Humanitarian Settings: A Multi-Country Research Study

In the months following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Proteknôn Foundation for Innovation and Learning, on behalf of the Alliance and in close collaboration with INEE, seeked to explore the following question: What education inequalities, child protection risk and protective factors, and adverse outcomes have been amplified as a result of school closures in humanitarian/crisis contexts...

Blog Post | No Education, No Protection

In April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, UNESCO estimated that more than 1.5 billion students and youth – nearly 90% worldwide – were out of school, disrupting the academic progress and social and emotional development that education provides. For nearly a year now, with schools closed across the world in response to the pandemic, children and young people have traded...

Evidence Paper | No Education, No Protection: What school closures under COVID-19 mean for children and young people in crisis-affected contexts

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented levels of school closures, affecting up to 90% of learners globally. While it was deemed necessary to close schools and other education institutions to reduce transmission of COVID-19, the paper shows how this has clearly had negative consequences for the wellbeing of children and young people, especially those in crisis contexts. Following on...

Position Paper | Collaboration Across Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and Education in Emergencies

In this paper, the The Alliance and INEE set out the evidence supporting collaboration and integration between the sectors, providing a rationale for cross-sector work grounded in child well-being and holistic development. The paper includes a summary of challenges and opportunities, and draws out clear recommendations for systematic and planned collaboration. This paper is built on extensive...


Podcast | COVID-19 Programme Adaptation Series, Ep 2: Integrating Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Programming during COVID-19

Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 8: When “Stay at Home” Policies Become a Danger for some Girls and Boys

Podcast | Protected! Podcast Ep 7: City Kids, Country Kids and the School Shutdown in Mongolia



This web event - part of our COVID-19 webinar series - will focus on the impact of school closure and reopening on children and young people’s protection and education, as well as the impact on COVID-19 transmission. The webinar will highlight the recent policy paper by INEE and the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. The discussion will include perspectives from education...


This web event, part of our COVID-19 webinar series and the sequel to Catching Up on Lost Learning, Part 1: Applying Accelerated Approaches in Response to COVID-19, will be held jointly by INEE and the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG). This “Part 2” webinar will feature new guidance from the AEWG on condensing curriculum in light of COVID-19. The webinar will also be an opportunity for a...

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