Project profile — Foundations for Education and Empowerment in Africa


Aga Khan Foundation Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011141)
2020-02-21 - 2027-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Uganda (37.00%)
• Tanzania (10.00%)
• Kenya (51.00%)
• Mozambique (1.00%)
• Madagascar (1.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education facilities and training (11120) (53.00%)
• Basic Education: Early childhood education (11240) (17.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (14.00%)
• Other Multisector: Multisector aid (43010) (7.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (9.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project aims to improve the educational systems at the pre-primary and primary level and to strengthen women’s empowerment and gender equality in Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. The project is comprised of three components: foundations for learning; advancing gender equality through civil society; and advancing Canadian champions for development. Through these components, the project aims to enhance equitable development and empowerment for women, girls, adolescents, their families and communities in the target countries. Project activities include: (1) developing gender-responsive pedagogical approaches for teaching and school leadership; (2) training educators and education professionals; (3) collaborating with governments to equip education and early childhood development centres with appropriate curricula, protocols, resources and tools; (4) working with parents, communities and civil society organizations to respond to the challenges facing girls and women in education and civic spaces that often exclude them from participation and decision-making; and (5) engaging Canadians and deploying Canadian specialists to support human resource capacity building in key local partner organizations. The project aims to directly benefit 1.8 million people across the five countries of implementation, including 923,000 students and 930,000 teachers, school leaders, parents, government official and civil society organization members.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project include: (1) strengthened delivery of quality, gender-responsive, and inclusive education, early childhood development, and other sustainable development services, in select areas of Africa; (2) reduced gender and social barriers to utilization and uptake of education, early childhood development, and other sustainable development services for women and girls, adolescents, men and boys in select areas of Africa; and (3) enhanced engagement of international development and Canadian stakeholders in gender-sensitive and evidence-based development issues and programming.

Results achieved 


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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