Project profile — Improving Girls’ Rights to Education and Training in Niger


2019-10-01 - 2023-03-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Niger (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (35.00%)
• Secondary education:
Secondary education (11320) (35.00%)
Vocational training (11330) (20.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

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 (principal 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 reduce barriers to education for girls in crisis and conflict affected areas in Niger. It aims to improve access to and quality of education, and to build the capacity of the education system to better respond to the specific needs of girls and increase girls' retention in school, both at primary and secondary levels. Project activities include: (1) developing literacy skills among girls, adolescents and young women who are school dropouts or out-of-school; (2) training teachers to combat gender-based violence; and (3) building institutional capacity to collect gender-specific data for monitoring and evaluating interventions.

Expected results 

The expected results of this project include: (1) improved community demand for gender-sensitive education at pre-school, primary, secondary and vocational training levels for girls; (2) improved educational provision for girls, adolescent girls and female teachers, including in emergency situations; (3) improved governance of the education system for optimal performance in girls' education and women's empowerment, particularly in underserved rural areas and conflict affected areas.

Results achieved 

Results achieved at the end of the project (June 2023): (1) basic or non-formal schooling for 109,654 children, including more than 43,000 girls, affected by humanitarian crises; (2) trained 18,650 teachers and professors in the fight against gender-based violence in schools, and the detection and referral of child marriages; (3) completed two qualitative studies and analyses on the impact of the fight against gender-based violence in schools and on the way to and from school. This study also aims to analyze the negative effects of COVID-19 on girls' school enrolment in relation to child marriage and gender-based violence; (4) conducted vocational training and life-skills development for 22,324 out-of-school and out-of-school girls and teenagers focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes training in the manufacture of soap, bibs and hand-washing devices; and (5) raised awareness on the fight against COVID-19 among 178,852 people, including local and regional school administrative authorities. Also included were traditional chiefs, school management committees and civil society organizations.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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