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Strengthening coordinated education planning and response in crises: Chad case study

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Written by Amina Khan, Susan Nicolai

Hero image description: Students attend class in a school in Moussoro, in the centre of Chad Image credit:UNICEF/UN0294695/Frank Dejongh

Chad is confronting recurrent humanitarian crisis relating to conflict and subsequent displacements, climate change, food insecurity, malnutrition and health, in a context where development needs are also dire. Two-thirds of its population lives in severe multidimensional poverty while 4.3 million people needed some form of humanitarian assistance this year.

This report examines how humanitarian and development actors can more effectively coordinate planning and response in Chad to strengthen education outcomes for children and young people affected by crises. It presents five recommendations to strengthen education outcomes for children and young people affected by crises in Chad.

To strengthen education outcomes for children and young people affected by crises in Chad, this study recommends that the latter, along with the Chadian Government and the key donors commit to:

  • Materialise the nexus in terms of systems and processes within the coordination structures.
  • Continue to strengthen coordination and collaboration between the Cluster and the refugee education working group.
  • Make greater use of international funding to encourage coordination across the different mechanisms and across the nexus.
  • Prioritise investing in data as a key part of the education response.
  • Improve the availability and expertise of staff in charge of education in emergencies coordination within leading agencies.
Students attend class in a school in Moussoro, in the centre of Chad
Image credit:UNICEF/UN0294695/Frank Dejongh
Anne-Lise Dewulf, Amina Khan and Susan Nicolai