Implementing Partners

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 Collaborations

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Partnerships and Collaboration

Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ministries of Education, Information and Press, and Social Affairs
  • Oxfam Quebec and other NGOs
  • IASC Emergency Cluster
Timor Leste

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).

  • MoE, DoEs, Central Organization for Statistics and Information Technology, Kurdistan Regional Statistical Office
  • JEN, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), IASC Emergency Cluster
  • The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST)
  • Union of Parent Teacher Associations
  • Ministry of Education and Sport, Curriculum Development Centre
  • Save the Children Alliance,
  • Innovative Forum for Community Development,
  • CWIN (Child rights group),
  • World Education
  • IASC Emergency Cluster
Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Education directorates
Northern Uganda
  • The Ministry of Education and Sports
  • Line Institutions: Education Standards Agency, National Curriculum Development Centre
  • Kyambugu University, Uganda National Examinations Board
  • District Local Governments (District Education Offices) of 23 Districts
  • Education networks, including the Forum for Education NGOs in Uganda
  • The Teachers’ Union
  • Forum for African Women Educationalists
  • Young people’s networks, including the Girls’ Education Movement

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