BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
The education sector in Nigeria has developed a multi-year strategy that links education response in emergencies and government-targeted early recovery. This strategy is aligned with the various national Education Sector plans and guidelines and the Nexus approach. The Education Sector Strategy will help all partners involved in the Education Sector (Donors, Government Actors, NGOs, Multilateral Agencies,
etc.) in their assistance to vulnerable communities.
To ensure that the multi-year education sector strategy is comprehensive and able to reach and include affected populations as much as possible, a complementary and specific strategic response for accountability to affected population in education ( AAPiE), with attention to the participation and inclusion of children has been developed.
The objective of this AAP strategy document is to help education actors in North East Nigeria to come to a common understanding and approach to accountability to the affected population and children. The strategy provides mechanisms and standards on AAPiE (Accountability to Affected Population in Education) for all members of the EiEWG (Education in Emergencies Working Group). This strategy also strengthens collaboration and integrated response between child protection and education in emergencies. With a particular focus on child inclusion and participation, this strategy is a key tool to guide all education actors (donors, recipients, implementing partners) on child participation and child inclusion. all minority groups1 when implementing the response.
The strategy was developed with the assistance of an independent consultant, but under the leadership of the education sector coordinator, with sector partners and the line ministry of government and other relevant stakeholders (State Universal Basic Education Board -SUBEB-, Child Protection Sector, OCHA, Global Education Cluster, beneficiaries, including children, etc.). The strategy contains minimum standards and guidelines for a work plan for dissemination of minimum standards and capacity building on standards.
The AAPie covers the North East (States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) comprising all local government areas (LGAs) targeted in the multi-year EiE strategy, and is aligned with existing documents focusing on formal and non-formal education (taking into account the different educational actors: children/students, education authorities, implementing organisations, teachers/directors, parents/guardians, school management and others) located in IDP camps and host communities (for the latter, facilities that have hosted or are hosting IDPs).