Project profile — Improving Adolescent Girls’ Inclusive Education in Mali


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2020-01-20 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (20.00%)
Education facilities and training (11120) (15.00%)
Teacher training (11130) (15.00%)
• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (35.00%)
Basic life skills for youth (11231) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve the realization of rights to inclusive, quality and gender-sensitive education for 90,000 conflict-affected girls and adolescent girls in 11 communities in the Segou and Mopti regions of Mali. Project activities include: (1) raising awareness among adolescent boys and girls about the skills and abilities to have in order to make gender relations more positive and beneficial for women; (2) training teachers on gender and conflict-sensitive curriculum content; (3) training targeted school managers on their roles to support inclusive, safe and gender-sensitive learning environments; (4) training government officials, members of community groups and women's organizations on gender-specific barriers to education, education laws/policies/standards and evidence-based advocacy; and (5) organizing national and regional forums with key education stakeholders (civil society organizations, government officials) to share the results of case studies in Mali and to advocate for girls' education. This project is being implemented by Plan International Canada, in partnership with World Vision Canada and Save the Children Canada.

Expected results 

Project expected outcomes include: (1) increased agency of girls, in particular adolescent girls in crisis-affected communities, to access and progress through basic education; (2) improved equitable provision of inclusive, gender-responsive, conflict-sensitive and quality education for girls, boys, and adolescent girls and boys in crisis-affected communities; (3) increased accountability and responsiveness of education stakeholders to girls' and adolescent girls’ education in crisis-affected areas.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 31, 2023 include: 1) 7,268 adolescents, including 3,732 girls, trained in life skills; 2) 414 intergenerational dialogues led by adolescent leaders on issues related to education, safety and peacebuilding; 3) 36,702 adolescents, including 18,602 girls, participated in reading camps ; 4) 1,190 adolescents, including 678 girls, participated in home and community learning initiatives; 5) 1,654 students, including 871 girls, participated in the accelerated education program; 6) 1,975 students, including 964 girls, supported by renewed Koranic schools; 7) 2,135 teachers, including 580 women, trained and that now have the appropriate knowledge and positive attitudes to offer gender-sensitive and crisis-adapted education; 8) 21,480 children, including 10,874 girls, participated in remedial education courses; 9) 46 rehabilitated schools with water and sanitation infrastructures adapted to girls and adolescent girls 10) 677 schools having implemented a security and resilience plan dealing with gender-based violence, sexual education and security crisis planning.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
30-08-2023 Disbursement $941,319
16-01-2024 Disbursement $2,439,483
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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