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Gender at the Centre

Embedding gender equality across education

A dedicated resource hub for the Gender at the Centre Initiative

The Gender at the Centre Initiative (GCI) is a global alliance of civil society and international organizations working in eight pilot countries across sub-Saharan Africa to mobilize the necessary political leadership and expertise at country level to rapidly step up progress for gender equality in and through education. Rooted in gender-responsive education sector planning (GRESP), the GCI approach works through existing country-level processes to embed gender across the education system. Discover technical guidance, policy briefs and publications from the GCI programme in this dedicated research and learning hub.

GCI Baseline Study Country Level Reports

Policy Brief

Gender-Responsive Education Sector Planning

A pathway to gender equality in education

The Gender-Responsive Education Sector Planning (GRESP) policy brief provides an overview of a whole-system approach for putting gender equality at the heart of education through sector planning. The policy note outlines the key elements of GRESP and points to opportunities for further engagement through national and regional workshops led by UNGEI, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and other partners.


Guidance for Developing Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plans

The Guidance for Developing Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plans developed by GPE and UNGEI, with support from UNICEF, is a tool to support countries to  put in place gender-sensitive policies, plans and learning environments, with a view to transform the way education systems function. Applying a gender lens to education analysis ensures that policies and strategies can better target specific groups of girls or boys and the challenges they face.


Technical Brief

Gender at the Centre Initiative Briefing Note

Launched during the G7 Education-Development Ministerial Meeting in 2019, the Gender at the Centre Initiative (GCI) offers support to developing countries committed to advancing gender equality in their education systems. Eight pilot countries have been identified: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger (G5 Sahel countries), Mozambique, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. This briefing note provides more information about the GCI approach, objectives and implementing partners.

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