Online course in Portuguese on gender-sensitive educational planning launched

In brief

IIEP's free online training course on gender-sensitive educational planning in Portuguese is planned to start on May 4th, 2022.  The objective is to provide participants with the skills to integrate gender into all stages of educational planning, taking into account the multidimensional factors that perpetuate gender inequalities in and through education.

Formation GCI portugais
Formation GCI portugais

Although education can be a powerful lever for achieving equality, gender disparities continue to exist around the world and education systems reflect this reality. Despite significant progress in recent years, gender parity in enrolment has only been achieved by less than two out of three countries in primary education, one out of two countries in lower secondary education and only one out of four countries in upper secondary education (UNESCO, 2019).

To achieve gender equality in and through education, institutions need to create equitable policies, budgets and plans that enable every student to succeed in their trajectory, regardless of the demographics of their context. Such an approach requires attention to institutions and organisational structures, as well as to social norms and their dynamics within and outside schools. 

In order to lead change and build the future of education on a sustainable basis, gender equality and, more generally, issues of equity and inclusion must be considered throughout the sector planning process.

IIEP Specialized Online Course in Portuguese

With this in mind, and in the framework of the Gender at the Center (GCI) initiative, IIEP-UNESCO Dakar is offering a short training course on gender-sensitive educational planning. The course is aimed at professionals and civil servants involved in the formulation, planning and implementation of educational policies and plans, working at national or sub-national levels of education administration or in related fields (finance, health, etc.), as well as professionals working in civil society and non-governmental or development organizations, research or training centres, among others. 


Modality: Distance learning, including self-learning activities and interaction with facilitators and other participants, through asynchronous activities on the IIEP Virtual Campus and weekly online meetings (about 90 minutes per meeting).

Time commitment: on average, 8 hours per week, for a total of 72 hours.


  • Professionals and officials involved in the formulation, planning and implementation of educational policies and plans in ministries and secretariats of education, finance, planning, health and others; education directorates; research and training centres, etc. 
  • Civil society authorities and non-governmental organisations (CSOs and NGOs) or development organisations.

Language: Portuguese

Cost: free of charge

Application deadline: 3 April 2022  ***** New deadline :  12 April 2022 *****

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