The CLCC pledges to contribute technical support, joint advocacy, refugee student outreach, university linkages, and expertise in scaling programming through connected learning to advance the Coalition's missions to extend educational access to learners globally.

Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium

Geneva, Switzerland
Network or association
Established : 2016
Education and COVID-19 Response

Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensure a full and fair return to education
Following the pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Close digital divides and enhance connectivity for education

The CLCC's flagship commitment at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum is to achieve the following:

-Adopt a consortium-wide approach to inclusion, celebrating the diversity of all people in our programmes;

-Align our interventions with national digital priorities to alleviate barriers to access and leverage technological investments to serve more refugee youth.

-Create quality contextualized curriculum that is recognized both locally and internationally;

-Ease and support access to post-secondary and tertiary courses and services for refugees,

-Build the capacity of our teaching, support and governance staff enabling them to better support the academic learning and socio-emotional wellbeing of refugee learners;

-Engage local communities and diverse stakeholders to create sustainable tertiary solutions;

-Use our position in the local, regional, and international communities to champion refugees and the value they bring to the learning environment and their communities;

-Share information and good practice on quality connected learning for refugees with other educators, institutions, NGOs, and governments.

Regional Focus


Countries of Interest

Jordan, Lebanon, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda


The Consortium envisions most productive contributions to the Coalition in the following broad areas:

-Technical support at programme and country level through the existing networks and projects of CLCC members

-Joint advocacy with other Coalition members to increase awareness/acceptance of connected learning as a viable means to extending educational access

-Outreach specifically to refugee student populations in communities in which CLCC members operate

-Outreach to universities that are either partnered with CLCC members or involved in joint efforts to increase post-secondary education access

-Partnering to scale programming wherever possible, using the promising practices established by CLCC members that utilizes technology as a support mechanism

Action areas

Learner Wellbeing

Learning opportunities
Social and emotional support

Universal Connectivity

Strengthen infrastructure to expand the reach of connectivity

Digital Learning Content

Develop or provide free and contextually appropriate learning content
Create or enable access to teacher training resources

Capacity Development

Capacity development to support distance learning
Capacity development to strengthen system resilience and response to future shocks

Advocacy and Communication

Evaluate the effectiveness of distance learning strategies

Primary Contact

Mr. Nicholas Sabato

Director, Education for Humanity, Arizona State University

Senior Contact

Mr. Charley Wright

Connected Learning Specialist, UNHCR