Within the sectors of education many southern partner organisations have been focusing on both formal and informal education concentrating on different kinds of practical-, vocational- and technical educations. There has been many examples that show that educating e.g. girls and women can lead to permanent job and income possibilities.
In recent years more emphasis has been put on the quality of education, right-based approach to education and education capabilities. These aspects have also been incorporated into the more traditional education in the churches’ training and education institutions.
DMCDD will give high priority to programs that put focus on promoting women’s access to education at all levels.
Locally the following areas will be of high priority:
- Primary- and secondary education especially for vulnerable groups (e.g. girls/women or ethnic minorities)
- Informal and/or vocational oriented education – which with some certainty can give access to an income
- Civic education and life skills
- Activities and training with focus on how entrepreneurs can create income generating activities
- Further training of teachers
- Development of curriculum and educational materials
Regionally these topics will be of importance:
- The promotion of needs assessment, which focus on initiatives that increase the coordination and the cooperation within the educational sector and other actors working with educational activities
- A general capacity development of the educational sector to improve the regional school system and the educational methods used in the sector.
Nationally the following areas are of relevance to the partner organisations:
- Needs assessments
- Coordination and planning of the future effort concerning the educational sector
- Advocacy for the right to education.
It is of great importance that advocacy activities will be implemented at a regional and national level to influence the governments with the advocacy concerning equal rights to education.