Policy, Planning, and Leadership for Sustainable Educational Development. IIEP-UNESCO Summer School for Female Planners

7 Août 2017 - 25 Août 2017



Dates: Online phase (7–18 August 2017) + Residential phase (Paris: 21–25 August 2017)

Objective: To strengthen the planning capacities of future female leaders, enabling them to better identify information needs and make policy suggestions in view of monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Participants: Female planners and managers from ministries of education who are involved in the formulation of policies, plans, programmes, and projects. Priority will be given to professionals from least developed countries.

Language: English

Workload: Online phase (3–4 hours per week); Residential phase (37.5 hours per week)

Fees: Free of charge, based on a competitive selection process.

Selection procedure: know more about our prerequisites to be part of the Summer School 2017. 

Registration deadline: 14 April 2017


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Introduction to IIEP's 2017 Summer School 

Women’s participation in the formulation of policies, plans, programmes, and projects related to SDG 4 is a top priority for both IIEP and UNESCO. Nevertheless, evidence shows that even though the teaching profession is highly feminized, the highest-ranking positions in educational leadership and management continue to be held by men.
IIEP is committed to gender equality in educational decision-making, planning, and management. To make this possible, women must be given greater opportunities to acquire leadership skills and technical knowledge. This is the goal of this year’s Summer School, with a programme tailored to help participants to understand, obtain, and practise management skills, and thus to realize their full potential as leaders. It offers a blended course on educational planning, combining an online phase and a residential phase.
Our hope is that this Summer School will capacitate all participants, helping them to become change agents and leaders in their professional environments.

For more details about our Summer School 2017, consult the information note.


Mioko Saito

Summer School Coordinator
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Natalie Frederic
Programme Assistant
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Ludivine Gargam
Programme Assistant
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Marie-Paule Montagne
Programme Assistant
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E-mail: SummerSchool2017@iiep.unesco.org