Policy Brief

This Policy Brief proposes five intersecting guiding principles for promising partnership practices in EiE. Despite a surge in educational partnerships, the EiE community has yet to develop guiding principles on how organizations might approach partnerships so that they result in effective and ethical practices, leading to improvements for students in crisis settings. This policy brief aims to address this gap through promoting the following five guiding principles:

  1. Care
  2. Trust and Respect
  3. Ongoing and Organic Communication
  4. Mutual Learning and Multi-directional Knowledge Sharing
  5. Self-Reflection and Interrogation of Power Dynamics

The Brief details how each of the guiding principles involves a shift, which suggests the need for a more overarching transformation in traditional ways of operating in the humanitarian sector.

Citation: Menashy, F. & Z. Zakharia. (2022). Guiding Principles for Promising Partnership Practices in Education in Emergencies. Policy Brief. Dubai Cares.