Girls and Inclusive Education Network (GIEN)

People in Need

Girls and Inclusive Education network (GIEN) is a platform comprising of a group or a system of interconnected people collectively advocating for the special needs of women, girls, children with disabilities and marginalised groups, to ensure they have access to equitable learning opportunities. It seeks to promote multi-stakeholder partnerships, which emphasise governmental linkages and the private sector. GIEN consists of girls, youth, and adult members as representatives from various stakeholders at the school, municipality, provincial, and federal levels.

GIEN was formed under the technical leadership of the FCDO/UK aid’s Girls Education Challenge (GEC) programme. It is implemented by three strategic partners – People in Need (PIN) Nepal, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), and Street Child, in consultation with the Center for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD). All three partners have implemented GIEN activities under their GEC projects and continue integrating activities under their work portfolio.  The Aarambha-Leave no Girl Behind project carried out the forming of Girls and the Inclusive Education Network (GIEN) in working schools and at local levels of Bara and Rautahat districts of the Madhesh Province with support to CEHRD in policy planning and documentation at the federal and provincial levels.