Education experts agree to train teachers and other educational actors to integrate diversity, anti-discrimination and gender equality activities into their lesson planning

Dodowa, Ghana, July 27, 2015 – Participants at UNESCO-organized four-day workshop to review the draft School-related Gender-based Violence (SRGBV) tool and strengthen the capacities of experts from Ministries of Education, Health and Culture to train teachers and other educational actors to integrate diversity, anti-discrimination and gender equality activities into their lesson planning, have agreed to develop a  project proposal for implementation on the next steps.

Ms Dzifa Gomashie addressing the participants

Ms Dzifa Gomashie addressing the participants

In a communique issued at the close of the workshop, the participants from Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria identified several approaches and activities such as testing the usability of the tool for educators and learners in-country and conducting a national orientation and validation meeting with key stakeholders.  They also agreed to strengthening existing teacher training process by integrating these modules and identifying areas within the existing curriculum where gender and diversity could be integrated, to ensure the goal of the workshop is met.

The closing ceremony of the workshop was attended by Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Tourism Culture and Creative Arts, Ms Dzifa Gomashie.