In Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), in 2013, Ministries of Health and Education from 20 countries endorsed the ESA Commitment to scale up access to quality CSE, as well, as Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV prevention for adolescents and young people. Specifically, it sets a target that by 2020, 90% of teachers are trained in CSE and that at least 90% of schools have CSE curricula integrated.
UNFPA in collaboration with partners is supporting the ESA commitment to upscale and support in and out of school CSE UNPFA engagement with CSE began decades ago when much of the content was referred to as Population Education, Family Life Education, HIV prevention and SRH Education and Life Skills Education. From 2008, UNFPA ESARO with UNESCO conducted curriculum scans, training of curriculum developers, and more recently rolled out pre-service and in-service teacher training courses including an online module and a set of scripted lesson plans to institutionalise CSE in the formal education sector. UNFPA ESARO has also developed a CSE resource package for out of school young people, including a dedicated resource for young people living with HIV and has trained youth focal points and implementing partners in CSE programming for out of school young people. The ESA Commitment has strengthened efforts to scale up CSE and youth friendly services.