Schools around the world have different priorities and interests depending on their local circumstances and curricula. 

If you're considering forming a partnership with a school in one of our participating countries, we recommend taking a look at the list below.  It gives the latest updates from countries and an overview of areas they may be interested in exploring as part of their partnership working. 

The list isn't exhaustive, so it's worth remembering that countries may be happy to explore other areas too, but it might give you a useful starting point when you're looking to form a partnership.   

Bangladesh

  • Environmental education particularly relating to water and food security
  • STEM education practices
  • Social science education (particularly relating to Geography, History, Language and Cultural Education)

Egypt

  • Improving CPD for teachers and school leaders
  • Embedding International collaboration
  • Inclusive practice, focusing on SEN and Disabilities
  • Policy engagement on key reform agenda
  • The International School Award
  • Quality assurance practices in schools
  • Formative assessment

Ethiopia

  • Creating child-friendly learning environments
  • Contextualising learning for local learners to encourage effective problem solving and critical thinking
  • Developing school leadership capacities 
  • Improving the teacher induction scheme
  • Utilising digital technology and ICT in the classroom 
  • Global and national citizenship education and the role this plays in development

Ghana

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues and climate change education
  • Enhancing numeracy and literacy and the development of these skills throughout the curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global market

India

  • CPD for teachers and school leaders, empowering educators
  • Sustainable development goals and global citizenship education
  • Environmental and social issues such as food security, water conservation, climate change
  • Child protection and inclusive practice and wellbeing, focusing on SEN and disabilities
  • Exposure on innovative tools of assessments
  • Mindfulness or heartfulness integrated in curriculum
  • Gender and inclusive practices
  • Embedding core skills in the curriculum.

Iraq

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues and climate change education
  • Enhancing numeracy and literacy and the development of these skills throughout the curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global market

Jordan

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues and climate change education
  • Enhancing numeracy and literacy and the development of these skills throughout the curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global market

Kenya

  • School leadership and transferable skills
  • Environmental education relating to food and water security and climate change
  • Gender and inclusive practices
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for enterprise
  • Quality education for example around literacy like teaching phonetics and reading, environment conservation among others

Lebanon

  • Teaching about the sector development goals and developing the use of core skills across the curriculum
  • Implementing inclusive education strategies and student-centred learning are also key objectives.

Malawi

  • Inclusive education, particularly focusing on gender and inclusive practices
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Entrepreneurship and developing core skills for the global economy
  • Food security and other environmental challenges
  • Quality education focused on promoting digital literacy

Morocco

  • Developing the use of entrepreneurial skills and marketable skills within the school environment
  • Promoting the role of the school within its local, national and global environment
  • Development education and education as a tool for development
  • The sector development goals and how achieving them will help development

Mozambique

  • Expansion of education opportunities
  • Education quality improvement 
  • Inclusive education 
  • Child protection and wellbeing
  • Environment and climate change education
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global economy
  • English/foreign language education

Nepal

Nepal’s main partnership focus is developing effective school leaders to create an enabling environment for global learning.  Within this, main thematic areas include:

  • Community engagement 
  • Sustainable development and global citizenship education
  • Reducing inequalities within and among countries

Nigeria

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues
  • Entrepreneurship and core skills for a global economy
  • Quality education for example around literacy like teaching phonetics and reading, environment conservation among others

Pakistan

  • STEM educational practices, particularly in science
  • Environment and sustainability education, particularly focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Social science education, particularly to do with history, culture and language education
  • Partnerships are encouraged at primary, middle and secondary level

Palestinian Territories

  • Inclusive pedagogy, differentiation and SEN
  • Psychosocial support
  • Integrating ICT and technology within the classroom
  • Formative and summative assessment approaches
  • Core skills and how to develop these across the curriculum

Rwanda

  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues, particularly food and water security
  • Entrepreneurship and core skills for a global economy
  • Quality education for example around literacy like teaching phonetics and reading
  • Accreditation procedure
  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support

Sierra Leone

  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Entrepreneurship and core skills for a global economy
  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • Providing quality education in schools

South Africa

  • Inclusive education, particularly relating to gender and SEN and reducing inequalities in education
  • Capacity building for teachers (professional development)
  • School leadership 
  • Child protection
  • Quality education relating to literacy
  • Tackling poverty and inequality
  • Environmental education, particularly relating to climate change sustainable development education
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for a global economy

Sudan

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for a global economy
  • Quality education
  • Environmental education

Tanzania

  • Inclusive education, particularly relating to gender and curriculum support
  • Professional development for teachers and school leadership
  • Accreditation
  • Student leadership and voice
  • English language proficiency
  • Environmental education, particularly relating to food and water security and climate change
  • Equality education
  • Social enterprise and youth unemployment

Tunisia

  • Encouraging equality, diveristy and inclusion in schools
  • Development of school life beyond studying
  • Enhancement of CPD for influencers, leaders and teachers 
  • Encouraging quality education and the use of learners’ core skills
  • Use of ICT and technology in the classroom
  • Environmental education and responsibility

Uganda

  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues, particularly food and water security
  • Entrepreneurship and core skills for a global economy
  • Quality education e.g. around literacy like teaching phonetics and reading, numeracy.
  • Accreditation procedure
  • System consultancy - Inclusive Education policy (particularly relating to gender) and curriculum support

Zambia

  • Instructional leadership 
  • Partnership and collaboration
  • Child protection 
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global economy 
  • Teacher preparedness and competences
  • Learner performance support, particularly focusing on gender and inclusion
  • Improvement of teaching and learning materials and using learning outcomes to target learning effectively
  • Food security
  • Water life

Zimbabwe

  • System consultancy 
  • International collaboration
  • Professional development for teachers and head teachers
  • Peace and justice
  • Environmental and social issues including food security, water conservation, climate change
  • Gender and inclusion in education
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global economy