25.10.2012 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Gender and Leadership in Africa

Female teachers are important role models to get girls into school. © UNESCO/Teresa Murtagh

UNESCO’s Regional Office in Dakar is organizing the first consultative meeting on gender and leadership on 29-31 October 2012 in Dakar, Senegal.

The meeting is part of a new gender and leadership programme, launched in February 2012 in partnership with Rutgers University, the universities of Ghana, Liberia and The Gambia, as well as the Division on Gender Equality at UNECSO Paris.

The project aims at developing a partnership to promote gender leadership programmes within these three African universities (University of Ghana, University of Liberia and the University of the Gambia) through curriculum design on gender and transformative leadership.

Validate online curriculum

“We want to strengthen the capacity of university staff and community leaders to advocate and promote gender transformative policies and program­mes,” says Hassana Alidou, Chief of Basic to Higher Education Section at UNESCO Dakar.

The meeting will bring together participants from the organizer as well as stakeholders from Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal and the United States.

They will review existing programmes within the three African universities and validate a joint online curriculum on gender and leadership. 


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