ICRRD made a multi-year commitment to participation in a collaboration of civil society organizations, multilateral and governments to improve learning and leadership opportunities for 14 million young women and girls over a period of five years.
The initiative’s goals are:
> Ensuring that girls can attend and complete primary and secondary school,
> Making schools safer and more secure,
> Improving the quality of learning for girls,
> Supporting girls’ transition to higher education and employment, and
> Cultivating local country leaders to champion this work at the grassroots level.
The strategic approach is to focus on each stage of education for systemic change – from early childhood development and pre-primary schools through high school – building capacity through teacher training and development at each level.