Gender-Responsive Pedagogy

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

FAWE developed the Gender-Responsive Pedagogy (GRP) model to address the quality of teaching in African schools. The model trains teachers to be more gender-aware and equips them with the skills to understand and address the specific learning needs of both sexes. It develops teaching practices that engender equal treatment and participation of girls and boys in the classroom and in the wider school community.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2005 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Teachers - female, Teachers - male


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status


School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Girls in school

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community-based monitoring (e.g. school report cards)
  • School management committees


  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Numeracy - in the classroom
  • STEM - in the classroom

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased test scores
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Improved understanding of sexual harassment, coercion, and consent
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms