Projects

Transformative Agenda for Women, Adolescents and Youth in the Pacific: Family Life Education

Supporting monitoring and evaluation systems to improve quality of in-school comprehensive sexuality education (family life education) in the Pacific.

The purpose of this work is to support target countries to assess and improve the quality of in-school comprehensive sexuality education (family life education), through sustainable monitoring and evaluation systems that enable continuous monitoring and that are integrated with existing educational information management systems (EMIS). Monitoring and evaluation systems will be designed to align with current UNESCO normative guidance on comprehensive sexuality education, with particular emphasis on how education programs address gender and power.

Specifically, the project involves working with Ministry of Education stakeholders in each target country to review existing monitoring and evaluation tools and systems, and consulting with education providers to explore their perspectives. We will then work with stakeholders in each country to prepare recommendations for updated monitoring and evaluation systems, including tools and procedures for continuous monitoring, and evaluation rubrics that assess gender and power considerations.

This work forms part of a UNFPA program designed to improve sexual and reproductive health in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Timeline

  • 2020 - 2021

Collaborators

  • UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office and UNFPA country offices in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu
  • Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, Government of Fiji
  • Ministry of Education, Republic of Kiribati
  • Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Government of Sāmoa
  • Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Kingdom of Tonga
  • Vanuatu Ministry of Education and Training

Funding

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Contact Details

For any general enquiries relating to this project, please contact:

Liz Comrie-Thomson

Women's and Children's Health Specialist

Telephone

+61392822238

Email

[email protected]