New PlanED podcast: Planning for gender equity in and through education

07 March 2024


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PlanED, a podcast by IIEP-UNESCO
Go behind the scenes of education systems worldwide. How are they planned for and managed and what can help us all create the education systems needed for a more equitable and sustainable future? IIEP specialists share the latest thinking and knowledge on educational planning and management. Available on Spotify, Apple, and Soundcloud

Planning for gender equity in and through education

If education is to be truly transformative, it must leave no one behind. However, girls do not always have the same access to education as boys. While striving for parity is one part of bridging the gap, education actors must consider more than just numbers when addressing gender, equality, and inclusion.

For International Women's Day 2024, IIEP-UNESCO's Fabricia Devignes and Jihane Lamouri explain how the Gender at the Centre Initiative is working with countries like Mauritania and Nigeria to step up progress for gender equity in and through education. We also hear from Augustina Apakasa, the Assistant Director for the Gender Branch in the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria, on turning policies into reality in Nigeria.

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Listen to our past episodes:

PlanED episode 4: Managing risks to protect education 

PlanED episode 3: How educational planning can help refugee learners thrive

PlanED episode 2: Education in the face of climate change

PlanED episode 1: Ministry of Education leadership in crisis situations: What does it mean and why does it matter?