In a globalized world, working together across these three pillars makes the RRM an important platform for dialogue and cooperation to promote a common vision of the role that higher education can play in emergencies and conflict-affected societies. A vision that recognizes the ability of higher education in emergencies to provide protection, to enhance resilience and self-reliance and to empower individuals and communities, acting as a catalyst for recovery and for strengthening fragile states.
As an open and informal framework to increase awareness, policy exchange and tangible cooperation, the RRM working together across these three pillars aims at achieving its primary three fold goals: to do more, better and faster in the field of higher education in emergencies and conflict-affected societies.
The RRM is based on three pillars: the Academic Consortium, the Network of Partners and a Financing Facility.
The Academic Consortium is made up of universities, polytechnics, colleges, research institutes as well as other higher education providers committed to providing refugees and students on forced mobility with opportunities to pursue their education;
The Network of Partners is made up of a wide range of members– international organizations, governments, aid agencies, foundations, NGOs, the private sector and individuals – engaged in supporting the higher education sector in conflict settings;
The Financing Facility in support of the RRM is a blended finance initiative comprising grants, an academic solidarity levy to be raised on a voluntary basis (the YES levy) and an impact investment, the BlueCrow Dynamic Fund I.