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The African Union International Centre for Girls and Women Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA) is a specialized institution of the AU since 2004, dealing with girls’ and women’s education following Decision Assembly/AU/DEC.44 (III).


A fact-finding mission was organized in February 2015, which had as aim to discuss on the existing agreements between Burkina Faso and the AUC and between Burkina Faso and UNESCO; the status of AU/CIEFFA’s infrastructure; the inventory of the human resources present in the center; its financial situation, the office materials and logistics available, as well as the relationship of the Centre with the Government of Burkina Faso and other partners.


AU/CIEFFA is currently working on case studies in the different regions of the continent on how Member States are integrating Girls and Women’s Education in their national plans. This project is with the collaboration of UNESCO.
A Strategic Plan for AU/CIEFFA 2015-2017 has also been developed. AU/CIEFFA is focusing its policy advocacy efforts on three key strategic priorities for 2015-2017:

  1. Legal framework for Rights of girls and women in schools and universities
  2. Gender-responsive curricula in schools and universities
  3. Retention of girls in schools

AU/CIEFFA website