UNESCO-China Hainan Airlines Project

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Key Information

This project aims to promote gender equality in and through the education sector by awareness and capacity building for education policy makers, school leaders and teachers, and mainstreaming gender in teacher education to foster gender-sensitive and gender-responsive future teachers. Although the project targets five pilot countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan, its outputs and outcomes may be replicated and adapted to benefit other countries with similar conditions in the Asia-Pacific region and even beyond.


East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, South Asia

Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan

Activity URL

Not applicable or unknown

Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2015 - 2021


Ministry of Education or equivalent authorities and major teacher education institutions in Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan

Ministry Affiliation



  • UNESCO/HNA Partnership

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training


  • Civics education
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Other cultural practices
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Teachers - female, Teachers - male


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Population of interest is not school-aged

School Level

  • N/A

Other populations reached

  • Parent-teacher associations/school management committees
  • School administrators

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Gender-sensitive curricula

Menstrual hygiene management

  • Raising awareness about menstruation (beyond just girls)

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies
  • Raising awareness about existing laws/policies

School-related gender-based violence

  • Training of school personnel (including teachers)


  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Pre-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • Pre-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased progression to secondary school
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased years of schooling
  • Teachers and learners have the knowledge and skills to promote gender equality

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown