Conflicts as well as natural and man‐made disasters leave devastating impacts on the economic and social development of countries. Education can play a critical role in reducing conflict and disaster risks, but can also perpetuate or even exacerbate the risks. Education actors increasingly recognize the dual role education can play, and are seeking to systematically integrate conflict and disaster risk reduction measures into their national education sector planning processes. Development partners are offering support in the form of tools, guidance and funding. This paper explores how the ministries of education in Haiti, Palestine and South Sudan have planned for the crises affecting their countries, and examines how agencies such as IIEP, INEE and UNICEF have developed different methodologies in support. We agree to our paper being made accessible online in a full‐access format following the conference. We confirm that in providing this copy of the conference paper, we are not breaching any copyright regulations. This contribution is either: previously unpublished; is not being considered for publication elsewhere; or where it has been published or is being considered for publication, we have checked with the publisher that making this version of the conference paper accessible in an open online format following the conference is not in breach of the publisher's copyright regulation.