Dean Brooks has over two decades of international education experience working in complex emergencies, conflict, disaster and development contexts. Initially, he worked as an international educator (primary, middle-school, and special education). Since 1999, he has focused his work on Education in Emergencies (EiE) and child protection, in a number of settings, including East and West Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Dean has been an active member of INEE since 2001. He is based at the International Rescue Committee in New York, USA.