In 2007 UNICEF moved significantly beyond its conventional partners to explore new possibilities with international NGOs and other not for profit specialist groups. To this end, a network of partners in specific areas of work relating to different dimensions has been developed. They all have the requisite expertise and experience for this programme.
Education Clusters in Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda is evidence of UNICEF expanding partnership. UNICEF has linked up with Global Alliances and Networks such as the Forum for Education NGOs in Uganda (FENU) to launch the Back-to-School Campaign.
Furthermore, the post-conflict initiatives in West Africa adopted a strategy of co-partnership with capable organizations that provide state of the art and innovative services with the government as lead partner and UNICEF as the facilitator. UNICEF’s role is to coordinate the project with the objective of setting standards and effective models.
One of the key channels through which UNICEF sought to strenghten partnerships for work in emergencies is the Agency network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) of which it remains an active member and key contributor.
Example of Innovative approach to Partnerships
Key partner organizations – whether national or international – that are expected to be involved in the implementation of the Learning along Borders for Living across Boundaries and Talent Academies initiatives are described in terms of mandate and portfolio, competence and experience in the chart below.
CHART: Key partners working with UNICEF and Governments
Partnerships and Collaboration
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||
The main implementing partner is the Ministry of Education. Development partners, including NGOs, will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education through the mechanisms established under The Emergency Education Working Group (EEWG) in 2006.
The EEWG assists the Government of Timor Leste and the Humanitarian Coordination Group to provide equitable humanitarian support to students and teachers affected by the crisis. It is led by the Ministry of Education with the support of UNICEF. The EEWG reports to the Humanitarian Coordination Group, and works within the framework of the Interagency Standing Committee (IASC).
|Occupied Palestinian Territory||