Are you a female? And do you have a project and passion in the field of Gender and Education? Then this call is for you.
The Centre for Economic and Leadership Development, an organization in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), is pleased to invite YOU to attend the ROUNDTABLE ON EDUCATION & GENDER EQUALITY, billed to hold at the Hilton Helsinki Strand, Helsinki Finland, from the 21ST -24TH of November 2016.
A new Gender Report compiled by UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) for International Day of the Girl Child, shows that fewer than half of countries – of which none in sub-Saharan Africa – have achieved the goal of gender parity in both primary and secondary education, even though all were supposed to achieve it by 2005.The World Bank Group however takes as its starting point that no country, community or economy can achieve its potential or meet the challenges of the 21st century without the full and equal engagement of women and men, girls and boys.
Finland is a pioneer in education and gender equality, and is the first country in the world to give women both the right to vote and stand for election as early as 1906. We also understand that global empowerment of women and girls do not happen overnight; it requires persistence and a multilateral commitment to realize change on a global scale. The ROUNDTABLE ON EDUCATION & GENDER EQUALITY is expected to offer participants the opportunity to learn, share experiences and through a structured learning atmosphere promote international interactions, generate thought-provoking discussions and challenge assumptions surrounding development in the gender and education spheres in the developing world.
Therefore, if you are a stakeholder in the Gender and Education sectors, and wish to participate at this roundtable, please contact Simon on +234 902 990 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs Furo Giami
Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD)
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