Project profile — Rights to Inclusive Education and Retention of Girls in School - Response to COVID-19


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2020-09-24 - 2022-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Côte d'Ivoire (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education policy and administrative management (11110) (30.00%)
• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (10.00%)
• Secondary education:
Secondary education (11320) (10.00%)
Vocational training (11330) (5.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (45.00%)

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 reduces barriers to access and retention for more than 700,000 girls and adolescent girls between the ages of 10 to 19 in the North-East, West and Central regions of Côte d'Ivoire and the Abidjan district (Abobo and Yopougon-Songon). This project is providing additional funds in response to the immediate needs for education and gender-based violence generated by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Project activities include: (1) developing a distance learning monitoring system; (2) producing national educational resources in digital form for broadcast on radio/television; and (3) supporting the continuity of essential social services for the protection of women and girls.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) equitable and increased access for girls, adolescent girls and women, including those with disabilities, to inclusive and quality education and learning opportunities; and (2) equitable and coordinated provision of safe, quality and gender-sensitive formal and non-formal education for girls, adolescent girls and boys and women.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2022) include: (1) implemented a distance education application, "My school at home," through the Ministry of National Education; (2) distributed 360 computers to the Ministry of National Education to strengthen the content management system by local pedagogical teams in each educational region; and (3) developed an application "Chance" to contribute to the fight against gender-based violence. This application makes it possible to identify risks related to gender-based violence, geolocate victims, and coordinate the response of medical, psychosocial and legal care platforms.

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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