In order to contribute to concerted efforts towards achieving EFA goals, FAWE explores potential areas of collaboration and establishes partnerships with like-minded parties.
These partnerships minimise duplication of effort and develop greater coherence and synergy in programmes and approaches related to gender and education in sub-Saharan Africa.
Our partners include, among others:
- The African Union (AU): We have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on gender and education issues that is particularly relevant to the Gender and Culture component of the AU’s second Decade for Education.
- The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA): We serve on ADEA’s Steering Committee and work closely with ADEA working groups on communication for education and development (WG COMED), the teaching profession (WG TP), education management and policy support, and higher education (WG HE).
- Clinton Global Initiative (CGI): FAWE serves on the Advisory Board of CGI’s Education Track that supports a number of initiatives aimed at improving education and life chances for girls and women in Africa.
- Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC): We have joined with member organisations of the African women’s movement to advocate for the implementation by African countries of the AU’s Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA).
- IDAY network: We have partnered with the network of civil society organisations on achieving quality basic education for African children.
- United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI): As a member of UNGEI’s Global Advisory Committee, we have contributed to recommendations on the gender dimensions of EFA goals made to the High-Level Group on EFA convened by UNESCO.