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Arabic Language Community

last updated May 2018


The INEE Arabic Language Communities (ALC) is a network space that facilitates advocacy, resource development, and knowledge sharing among INEE members who speak Arabic. The ALC creates, translates, and disseminates tools and information in Arabic, while also supporting training and capacity-building opportunities for Arabic speaking INEE members. The ALC is supported by a Language Community Facilitator.


There are currently 774 registered ALC members and 796 subscribers to INEE’s Arabic language email lists. Membership in the ALC and subscriptions to all INEE mailing lists are free and open to all INEE members.


ALC members live and work in 54 countries around the world; below is a geographic breakdown. ALC members also represent numerous organizations and bodies such as international and local NGOs, UN agencies, government institutions, community based organisations, think tanks, and academic institutions, such as universities and schools.


ALC Engagement


The INEE website is fully accessible in Arabic (, and is populated with a range of member-contributed content, including news, jobs, blogs, resources, multimedia, and discussion forums.

ALC members receive a monthly newsletter that highlights developments in the field of education in emergencies (EiE) and the work of INEE network members; the newsletter also contains information about jobs vacancies, training opportunities, and scholarships. ALC members also regularly contact INEE to request materials, to learn about trainings and other network activities, and to seek volunteering and work opportunities. Most of the communications originate in from Syria/Syrians in the diaspora, Iraq, and Yemen.


INEE Working Groups

ALC members and organizations working in the MENA region are represented in all INEE working groups:

  • Standards and Practice Working Group: Reach out to Asia (ROTA), Qatar; Save Youth Future Society, Palestine; UNRWA, Jordan  
  • Education Policy Working Group: Education Above All/Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (EAA/PEIC), Qatar; World Vision International, Jordan
  • Advocacy Working Group: Education Above All, Qatar


INEE Minimum Standards

The INEE Minimum Standard has been translated to Arabic and contextualised in four countries:

  • Occupied Palestinian Territories (2013): education cluster and UNICEF (EN, AR)
  • Lebanon (2014): Education Working Group, MEHE, UNESCO, NRC and UNICEF (EN, AR)
  • Jordan (2015): MOE and UNICEF (EN, AR)
  • Iraq (2017): UNICEF (EN, AR, KU)


Conflict Sensitive Education (CSE)

In 2017, the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education (CSE) sub-Working Group focused on enhancing the accessibility of the CSE Pack among partners working in emergencies and protracted crises in order to increase the relevance of the Pack for users, increase involvement of government representatives in CSE training and planning, and improve sustainability of CSE Pack use and training. To accomplish this objective, INEE organized a CSE Training of Trainers (ToT) held in July 2017 in Amman, Jordan. A number of "anchor organizations" based or working in the MENA region were selected to roll out multi-agency, in-country CSE trainings within six months after the ToT. Participating organizations include:

  • Arab Network for Civic Education (ANHRE), Jordan
  • Finn Church Aid, Jordan / Lebanon
  • Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Yemen
  • People in Need (PIN), Syria
  • Save the Children, Iraq
  • World Vision International, Syria

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