Actioning the Indaba: Leading the Change for the Creation of Gender-Responsive and Transformative Education Systems






09:00 – 10.00








































Revisiting and Reaffirming Nations’ commitments to the advancement of Girl Education in Africa


Opening session


Opening moderator:  Journalist


·       Introductory film Video:


·       Opening remarks

o   Minister of Education Rwanda

o   Minister of Education, Malawi

o   Bishop KCCB

o   UNICEF Head, Kenya

o   UNDP Zambia

o   BPE Board Chair

o   SDG 4 High Steering Committee


·       The moral imperative for gender-responsive education transformation.


The rights of women and girls - Joint call to action

o   Fr Xavier Jeyaraj, Sec for Social Justice and Ecology, Jesuits Global

o   Education Cannot Wait, UNICEF

o   Head of Jesuit Refugee Service Jesuits Global

o   Girl Education Activist

o   Ms Malala Yousafzai, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, UN Messenger of Peace and co-founder, Malala Fund


·       Introduction of the Girls Declaration on Transforming Girls’ Education

o   BPE Youth Advocates

o   SDG4 Youth Network



1.     Keynote interventions from youth

·       Youth leader, Zambia

·       Youth Leader, Uganda

·       Youth Leader, Kenya


11:30 – 12:30

Actualising Gender-Responsive Education Transformation in the wake of COVID-19

·       UNICEF

·       USAID

·       Red Cross

·       Hilton Foundation

·       Jesuits Global

·       KCCB Education Desk

·       UNHCR

·       Zambia Union of Teachers

·       BPE




12:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break


14:30 – 15:30

Panel discussions


Spotlighting Issues


Spotlight session 1: Girl-child friendly, Inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools in times of COVID-19


Spotlight session 2: Educating Girls in Crisis Situations


Spotlight session 3: Transforming Girls’ Education for the Transformation of the World and for Global Citizenship



15:30 – 16:00

Tea/Coffee Break



Spotlight session 4: Empowering Teachers for Gender-Responsive and Transformative Education Girls in Africa in the wake of COVID-19


Spotlight session 5: Implementing Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Integral Human Development in (Catholic) Schools in Africa


Spotlight session 6: Re-entry policy school re-entry for pregnant girls: Policy vs practice in Africa. What more should be done?


Spotlight session 7: Catholic/Mision Schools and Preferential for the Poor: Are Catholic or Mission Schools Still Up to the Task?


Spotlight session 8: Financing Education in Africa





17:30 – 18:30

Closing Session

·       Introduction to the Indaba’s Vision Statement on Creating Gender-Responsive and Transformative Education by

o   Youth leader, Chad

o   Youth Leader, South Africa


·       Statement by Bishop Director of Education, UCCB

·       Follow up to the INDABA by the Bakhita Partnership for Education

o   Fr Charles Chilufya, BPE Board Chair

o   Uganda, Minister of Education


·       Creating a movement to transform girls’ education


Moderator: Director CAMFED Zambia

o   Minister of Education, Botswana

o   Youth Leader

o   SDG4 Youth Network, Kenya

o   ARU Executive Director

o   AJI

o   FAWE


18:30 – 18:40

Closing remarks by Bishop Director of Education, ZCCB

Vote of Thanks BPE