Discover the impact of our activities

Introduction

Discover what the Gender at the Centre Initiative (GCI) is all about. 

Community of practice on gender

So far, the Gender at the Centre Initiative (GCI) team has worked with the community of practice on gender institutionalisation and policy change roadmaps to advance gender mainstreaming in their ministry of education.

Halidou Soumana, participant at the Community of practice on gender, November 2021
The Community of practice on gender meet-up, Dakar, November 2021
Dakou Bakayako, participant at the Community of practice on gender, November 2021
Betty, Mbanunu, participant at the Community of practice on gender, November 2021

Technical support

The UNESCO IIEP Dakar Office aims to place gender equality at the heart of education sector strategies and practices. Within the framework of the Gender at the Centre Initiative, our gender team provides technical support to the Ministries of Education of the eight countries involved in the initiative: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Chad.

 

Adama Jean Momoh, Deputy Director, Planning and Policy Ministry of Education, Sierra Leone

GCI Alliance

Launched in the summer of 2019 at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, the Gender at the Centre Initiative brings together the governments of the eight beneficiary countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Coordinated by the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), the Alliance also includes partners from international organisations and civil society. 

3 Questions to Karen Mundy, IIEP-UNESCO Director

Partners

Coordinated by the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), the Alliance also includes partners from international organisations and a consortium of civil society organisations comprising the African Network Campaign on Education for All (ANCEFA), Plan International, and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE).

Solange Akpo, Regional coordinator, Africa Network Campaign on Education for All (ANCEFA)