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Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

[WEBINAR] ICT for M&E of Education Programming for Refugee Populations

14 September 2017

Image taken by youth participants in Dadaab, Kenya, used with permission.
USAID ECCN and the INEE Tech Task Team organized a webinar featuring innovative ways to use Information Communication Technology (ICT) in monitoring and evaluation of education programming for refugee populations. The webinar features an evaluation conducted in Dadaab, Kenya, of youth training that uses auto-photography methods and key lessons learned from the development and implementation of a mobile-based data collection tool and analysis dashboard created by the Vodafone Foundation Instant Network Schools project in collaboration with UNHCR.

Special thanks to INEE Tech Task team members and ECCN Steering Group member Shezleen Vellani from Concern Worldwide for their partnership in organizing this webcast.

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9AM EST

Click to watch a recording of this webinar.

YouTube link:
Duration: 59 minutes

Presentation files (PDF):

Allyson Krupar, Pennsylvania State University

Albane Coeurquetin, Vodafone Foundation  


Presenters include:

Allyson Krupar, Pennsylvania State University
As a scholar-practitioner, Allyson Krupar focuses on human rights, education programming and advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation. Currently, she serves as the senior associate managing the Right to Education Index, an international index monitoring the satisfaction of the right to education by Results Educational Fund. Krupar holds a PhD in Lifelong learning and Adult education and Comparative and International Education from Pennsylvania State University, where she now teaches introductory adult education courses online. She also teaches monitoring and evaluation at American University in the International Development Concentration of the IR Online Masters program at the School of International Service and the Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation in the School of Professional and Extended Studies. Her work focuses on education for those affected by violent conflict and migration/displacement, specifically engaging in monitoring and evaluation of educational programming and planning. Her research interests include adult learning, women’s education in conflict-affected environments, technology innovations in education (emphasizing online learning and mobile learning in low resource areas or low income populations) and in M&E, ethnography, higher and continuing education planning and programming, and the right to education.

Albane Coeurquetin, Vodafone Foundation
Albane is Education Manager of the Instant Network Schools programme at Vodafone Foundation. As part of its Connecting for Good strategy, Vodafone Foundation supports education in refugee camps using technology in collaboration with UNHCR. Since 2014, 31 Instant Network Schools have been deployed, benefiting over 43,000 young refugees and 600+ teachers each month. Before joining Vodafone Foundation, Albane worked 5 years as a strategy & innovation consultant for the telecom and digital industry. Prior, Albane spent 3 years at NGO Telecoms Sans Frontieres as a volunteer and responded to disasters in the Philippines and Indonesia and regularly deploys to refugee camps, mostly in Africa. Albane holds a MSc in ICT from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT - Thailand) and graduated as a telecom engineer from Telecom SudParis (France).

Anthony BloomeUSAID 
Anthony Bloome is the Senior Education Technology Specialist at USAID. He has worked as a distance education specialist at USAID since 2009 where he provides technical advice to HQ, Missions and counterpart agencies regarding the appropriate uses of technology to support quality educational outcomes in developing countries. He is the campaign director for All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development, a global competition to catalyze innovations to advance early grade reading, and is the founder of the Mobiles in Education (mEducation) Alliance, an international stakeholder initiative designed to evaluate and dramatically accelerate the scalable utilization of appropriate technologies to support education. Prior to joining USAID, he was Peace Corps' technology for development specialist for three years and a distance education specialist for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and Zimbabwe for eleven years where he focused on technology for health, education, and youth and workforce development among other topic areas. He has a MA in International Telecommunications from George Mason University.


Lisa Hartenberger Toby, USAID ECCN
Dr. Lisa Hartenberger Toby has more than 15 years of experience managing, implementing, and evaluating formal and non-formal education projects in the Philippines, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Kenya, Zambia, Afghanistan, Nepal, and other countries. Her experience includes educational policy, teacher training, and the appropriate use of education technology. Dr. Hartenberger Toby currently leads the international monitoring, evaluation and research team at Education Development Center, Inc. She also provides technical support in ICT for development for ECCN.  Dr. Hartenberger Toby holds a PhD in International Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.