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Conflict Sensitive Education online course

The Conflict Sensitive Education Online Course is a free, interactive e-learning course designed to give a broad overview of education considerations in conflict environments. This course is intended for field practitioners, donors, and other professionals working in the field of education in emergencies.

The CSE Online Course is based on the content of the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Pack, which supports the integration of conflict sensitivity into education policies and programs in conflict-affected contexts. The training addresses: 1) steps for conducting a conflict analysis; 2) interactions between programs and conflict; 3) access to learning environments; 4) conflict sensitive strategies for teaching and learning and development of education policy; and 5) methods of monitoring and evaluation.


The CSE Online Course can be accessed at

Registration (free) on the Moodle platform is required to access the course;
you can use an existing Moodle account or create a new one for free.

The CSE Pack and the CSE Online Course directly model and support the INEE Minimum Standards, our network’s foundational tool and the only global guidance that articulates the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergencies through to recovery. The INEE Minimum Standards express a commitment that all individuals — children, youth and adults — have a right to education. INEE’s CSE materials expand on that commitment by providing education policy makers and practitioners with strategies and resources to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate conflict sensitive education programs and policies across a wide range of contexts.

Course Structure

The CSE Online Course content is divided into the following five modules:  

  • Module 1: What is Conflict Sensitive Education?
  • Module 2: What is Conflict Analysis?
  • Module 3: Conflict Sensitive Strategies for Community Participation, Coordination, and Analysis.
  • Module 4: Conflict Sensitive Strategies for the INEE Minimum Standards.
  • Module 5: Conflict Sensitive Education Monitoring and Evaluation.

There are three elements that appear in every module:

  • Lesson instructional content
  • Interactive activities (e.g. matching, short answer, self-assessments)
  • Test questions (participants must score 75% or higher to pass each module)

Participants will also have access to some resources at any time throughout the course:

  1. Glossary - this is a list of frequently used terms in conflict sensitive education.
  2. Forum - this is a platform for all participants of this course to discuss with one another. Past participants can continue to post in the forum.
  3. Resources -
  • INEE CSE Guidance Note - the note builds upon the INEE Minimum Standards, offers guidance on conflict sensitive education design and delivery at all levels and in all types and phases of conflict.
  • INEE CSE Reflection Tool - this is an excellent tool for systematically asking questions related to conflict sensitivity in all stages of education program development, from inception to implementation and evaluation.
  • INEE Guiding Principles on Integrating Conflict Sensitivity in Education - this is a one-page document that outlines the INEE Guiding Principles on Integrating Conflict Sensitivity in Education Policy and Programming in Conflict-Affected and Fragile Contexts.


Completing the course

The average time required to complete the requisite parts of each module is about 20-25 minutes, but there are many instances where participants can dive deeper into the content and spend considerably more time. To pass the course, participants need to score 75% or more on the quizzes of each of the five modules, and to complete the end-of-course evaluation. Only the final quiz in each module is graded and counts toward the final module score. A certificate will be awarded to everyone who completes the course.


The CSE Online Course is the product of a collaborative and consultative process led by the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN) and advised by inter-agency members of the INEE Standards and Practice Working Group and the INEE Education Policy Working Group. This course was made possible thanks to the support of USAID’s Education in Crisis and Conflict Network.

For more information about this course, contact [email protected]