APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY
FAWE will work in consultation with various African researchers, research institutions and strategic partners in gender and education to define the research agendas. FAWE will establish new partnerships in order to widen the network of researchers dedicated to championing research on gender in education across sub-Saharan Africa. FAWE will coordinate and conduct various research studies on gender and education in Africa in collaboration with research partners. A full time Research Coordinator will be employed to oversee the overall coordination of research activities, and manage the platform and network of academic researchers.
This initiative will generate evidence to support FAWE's advocacy work geared towards promoting gender equality in education in Africa; contribute to the knowledge base on girls' and women's education in Africa; and provide mentoring opportunities to upcoming researchers, develop talents and nurture research skills in gender and education in Africa.
IMPLEMENTATION, TIMELINE, AND DELIVERABLES
FAWE Girls' Education Research Centre established at FAWE Regional Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya, including Recruitment of Research Coordinator, Research Fellows, office set-up, etc. Year 1.
African research network on gender in education established in year 1 and maintained years 2 through 5.
20 research studies on gender in education conducted in total. Years 1 through 4.
FAWE research series published based on research findings and disseminated through websites, seminars, conferences, workshops and partner institutions. Years 2 through 5.
Biennale research conferences conducted. Years 2 and 4.
Gender in education network activities coordinated, including coordinating the network of African researchers, provide and/or facilitating research grants to research institutions/individual academics, overall administration, etc. Years 1 through 5.