Diploma in Education Emergencies

Education remains a global challenge especially in the emergency context which records as many as 40 million children living in countries are affected by conflicts and fragility. The report postulates that in the next 10 years over 175 million children will be affected due to climate-related disasters. This are alarming statistics and the best we can do as an institution is to produce manpower who can comfortably handle the situation when it will be in place. Although education has been recognized as a life-saving and life-sustaining component by many scholars and actors in Netherlands community, there exists multiple challenges in ensuring the right to education.
The course provides with a comprehensive introduction to the growing and increasingly complex field of education in emergencies one which encompasses crises caused by natural disasters and armed conflict and which spans the relief-development spectrum. Relying upon an underlying developmental and humanitarian theoretical framework, students will engage with practical aspects of planning and implementing education and will have the opportunities to analyze specific country contexts and educational programs.
The topics to be covered include the following;

  • Introduction to education in emergencies
  • Education and fragility
  • Challenges in emergencies and reconstruction
  • Disaster and risk reduction
  • Planning and implementation of education in emergencies
  • Affected populations/beneficiaries
  • Education policy and coordination
  • Access and quality learning environments
  • Capacity building in emergencies for educational personnel
  • Prevention of conflict and preparedness for disaster

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of every month.




ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English only

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute