Project profile — Refugee Education and Development (READ)


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2022-07-22 - 2026-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Niger (50.00%)
• Cameroon (50.00%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (3.00%)
Human rights (15160) (20.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (2.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Statistical capacity building (16062) (4.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Education in Emergencies (72012) (66.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• 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 (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)


This project aims to enhance equitable and inclusive learning outcomes for vulnerable refugees, internally displaced people (IDP), returnees and host community children and youth, particularly girls, living in fragile conflict settings in Cameroon and Niger. The project strengthens refugee- and IDP-led organizations to ensure predictable funding, bolster internal capacities and build networks for advocacy for refugee education, poverty reduction and gender equality. Project activities include: (1) conducting participatory institutional capacity assessments with refugee- and IDP-led organizations; (2) delivering training on strategy, decision-making, financial management and resource mobilization; (3) providing small grants to enable gender-transformative organizational development and technical capacity development; and (4) strengthening networks for collective advocacy from refugee- and IDP-led organizations on access to inclusive and quality education. The project expects to reach nearly 40,000 children from refugee and host communities as direct beneficiaries. The project expects to indirectly reach approximately 80,000 beneficiaries, with a focus on supporting girls and other marginalized groups facing intersectional barriers to education.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved performance and empowerment of local refugee- and IDP-led organizations (including women’s rights or girl-led organizations) supporting safe, inclusive, and gender-responsive education; (2) increased access to safe, inclusive and gender-responsive education enabled by refugee- and IDP-led organizations for children and youth, particularly girls and adolescent girls; and (3) enhanced collective action of local refugee- and IDP-led organizations working for safe, inclusive and gender-responsive education for refugee, IDP, returnee and host children and youth, especially vulnerable groups.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,820,232
Planned disbursement $3,260,806
Transaction Date Type Value
27-05-2024 Disbursement $1,440,832
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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