Humanitarian Accountability Partnership – International – HAP : was founded in 2003 by a group of humanitarian agencies committed to making their work more accountable to its intended beneficiaries, following on from several years of research and field trials conducted by HAP’s antecedents, the Humanitarian Ombudsman Project (1999-2001) and the Humanitarian Accountability Project (2001-2003). HAP is now finalising a system of voluntary self-regulation and quality assurance to be based upon the HAP Accountability and Quality Management Standard due to be published in late 2006. Registered as a Swiss NGO, the HAP Secretariat is based in Geneva with 14 full members as of September 2006. New members are required to submit an Accountability Workplan mapping out how their organisation will seek to implement the HAP Accountability Principles. Eventually, through the accreditation of affiliated NGO networks and associations with the authority to certify their own members as being compliant with the HAP Standard, it is hoped that HAP’s vision of an accountable international humanitarian system at large will eventually be realised.www.hapinternational.org
The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.
The History of INEE:
INEE was conceived in 2000 during the World Education Forum’s Strategy Session on Education in Emergencies in Dakar during which the idea was proposed to develop a process which would improve inter-agency communication and collaboration within the context of education in emergencies. At a follow-up Inter-Agency Consultation held in Geneva in November 2000, INEE was officially founded to build upon and consolidate existing networks. INEE’s work is founded on a number of international legal conventions and documents.
Mission and Vision:
Our purpose as the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is to serve as an open global network of members working together within a humanitarian and development framework to ensure all people the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.
INEE envisions a world where:
- • All people affected by crisis and instability have access to quality, relevant and safe education opportunities;
- • Education services are integrated into all emergency interventions as an essential life-saving and life-sustaining component of humanitarian response
- • Governments and donors provide sustainable funding and develop holistic policies to ensure education preparedness, crisis prevention, mitigation, response and recovery;
- • All education programmes preparing for and responding to emergencies, chronic crises and recovery are consistent with the INEE Minimum Standards and accountable for quality and results.
Guiding Principles and Values
Within INEE we believe that:
- • Education is a basic human right of all people affected by crisis and instability
- • Education protects during crises and lays a sustainable foundation for recovery, peace and development
- • Education should be included in all humanitarian responses
- • Education policy and services must be actively sustained and coordinated across the humanitarian – development continuum before, during and in recovery from crises
- • Crises which destabilize education can be approached not only as urgent situations of immediate need but also as opportunities for positive change
- • INEE strives to be an open, flexible network with minimum formal structure, with shared leadership, open non-competitive membership and strong inter-agency collaborative relationships, playing a facilitative as opposed to an operational role
- • INEE complements other more formal inter-agency mechanisms by employing the ‘soft power’ of convening and facilitating, not directing and competing, to draw agencies together, sustain commitment and strengthen collaboration for education preparedness, emergency response