NORRAG officially launched the English, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish edition of NORRAG Special Issue 02: Data collection and evidence building to support education in emergencies. The launch took place at the Education in Emergencies Data Summit on June 20 2019 in Geneva; the English version was previewed earlier in April at CIES 2019. This launch is part of NORRAG’s ongoing work to translate and disseminate NORRAG Special Issue through its partnerships with institutions in the Global South and East. The different language editions are available in the NORRAG Resource Library.
NSI 02 focuses on why data and evidence are crucial for understanding and addressing situations of emergency and protracted crises and provides insight into the ethical and material challenges when gathering evidence. It provides detail about the lack of data and evidence about good practices and critical needs of education for children and youth in emergency situations. Overall, this issue provides contributions that further exemplify the call for more and better data in EiE, with specific programmatic actions to be taken by institutions as well as policy planning and implementation that needs to be undertaken by governments.
The Middle-Eastern edition of NSI 02 is comprised of 11 articles with regionally-relevant content translated into Arabic by Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research.
The Mandarin Chinese contextualization includes 13 selected and translated articles from the English edition of NSI 02. Jun Teng, Deputy Director and Associate Professor of Institute of International and Comparative Education (IICE) at Beijing Normal University, edited this version.
NSI 02 Spanish edition was prepared by Felicitas Acosta, Professor and Researcher, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina. The Spanish edition contains 15 selected and translated articles from the English edition of NSI 02.