Girls' Education 2018 to 2020: call for bids

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is seeking proposals for a project to promote 12 years of quality education and learning for all girls, building on commitments at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018.



The project will provide analytical support to the “Platform for Girls’ Education”: a group of 12 leaders co-chaired by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Kenyan Education Minister Amina Mohamed that will champion this agenda during the UK’s 2018 to 2020 term as Commonwealth Chair-in-Office.

Focusing primarily on the needs of developing countries where girls are most likely to be missing out on a quality education, the Platform will:

  • galvanise political will to deliver on commitments to girls’ education made at CHOGM 2018
  • highlight examples of best practice to showcase success in girls’ education
  • promote additional commitments and action in the run-up to the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda in 2020
  • produce a report ahead of CHOGM 2020 capturing progress achieved and further action required to meet relevant commitments under the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

The project will span 2 financial years, 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2020.

Bidding process

To bid for funds, potential implementers will need to view the ‘call for bids and the 2 proposal forms.

Project proposals must be received by midnight on Monday 3rd September. Late proposals will not be considered.

Published 16 August 2018