PROVISIONAL AGENDA

 

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DAY 1, Saturday 26 November 2005
Time
Details
Chair
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration at Beijing Hotel Building E, First Floor - Hall B & C.  
SESSION I: OPENING CEREMONY AND PREVIEW OF THE GAP REPORT
9:00 - 10:30 am
  • Opening Satements:

    • Chair: Ms. Rima Salah, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, New York.
      Brief opening remarks, including an UNGEI Message on Expectations.
  • Opening Speakers:
    • Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, Vice Minister of Education, China.
      Brief statement on the progress of female adult literacy and girls' education in the People's Republic of China.

    • Hon. Ms Chinwe Nora Obaji, Minister of Education, Nigeria.
      Statement on national experience with girls' education and linkages with action on adult female literacy to impact on poverty alleviation.

    • Richard Arden, Senior Education Adviser, DfID, UK.
      Statement on DfID Strategy for Girls' Education and its Links to Female Adult Literacy and Poverty Alleviation for Achieving the MDGs.

    • Ms. Lucy Lake, Programme Director, CAMFED International, UK.
      Statement on adult female literacy programmes and links with girls' education initiatives in Asia and the South Pacific.

    • Ms. Anne-Therese N'Dong Jatta, Director Basic Education, UNESCO, Paris.
      Statement on the Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) - Implications for gender parity/equality in education and adult female literacy/empowerment.


  • Preview of the GAP report:
    • Ms. Brigitte Stark-Merklein, Girls' Education Campaings, Division of Communication, UNICEF, New York.
      Overview of Gender Achievements and Prospects (GAP) in Education multi-media materials.

Ms. Rima Salah
Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, New York.

 

BREAK FOR LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

START OF AUDIO-VISUAL SHOW AND PHOTO EXHIBITION ON THE GAP REVIEW

10:30 - 11:00pm

SESSION II (A): OVERVIEW AND STOCK-TAKING ON

Where we are on Gender in Education and Adult Literacy

11:00 -12:30 pm
  • Presentations:
    • Mr. Nicholas Burnett, Director, EFA Global Monitoring Report Team, UNESCO, Paris.
      Statistical Analysis and Overview on progress with Adult Female Literacy and Empowerment and the links with Girls' Education in different countries and regions.
    • Mr. Cream Wright, Global Chief of Education, UNICEF, New York.
      Presentation of the GAP Review (Part 2) – Technical overview of achievements and prospects in gender and education as this relates to female adult literacy.
  • Plenary Discussion on key issues raised in the presentations.
  • A brief summary of the session from the Chair.

Ms. Ann Keeling
Director, Social

Transformation Programmes Division, Commonwealth Secretariat; London, UK.

LUNCH

Building E - B2 Floor
12:30-14:00 pm

SESSION II (B): OVERVIEW AND STOCK-TAKING ON

How we work on Gender in Education and Adult Literacy

14:00-16:00 pm
  • Presentations by the members of the High Powered Panel:
    • Hon. Ahmed Gamal Eddin Musa, Minister of Education, Egypt.
    • Mr. Frederick Schieck, Deputy Administrator, USAID, Washington.
    • Ms. Ruth Kagia, Director, Education, The World Bank, Washington DC.
    • Mr. Ricardo Henriques, Vice Minister for Continuous Education, Brazil.
    • Mrs. Rosalie Kama Niamayoua, Minister of Higher Education and Science, Republic of Congo.
  • “Town Hall” style Discussions and Q & A moderated by the Chair.
Mr. Paul Zeitz
Executive Director, Global AIDS Alliance.
BREAK FOR LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
16 - 16:30pm
SESSION III (A): THE WAY FORWARD
Briefing for Group Work
16:30 -17:30 pm
  • Rapid 'brain storming' on Strategies/Initiatives for Way Forward.
  • Self Selection for Group Work – up to 4 Groups based on tentative strategies and initiatives for the way forward.
  • Distribution of documentation on selected Bold Initiatives and Quick Impact Strategies for review overnight.
  • Distribution of guidelines and notes for Group Work during day two.
  • Agreement on Chairs and Rapporteurs for Group Work.
Ms. Sabah Knani, Head; UNGEI Secretariat; UNICEF, New York.

GAP REPORT LAUNCH EXHIBITION
RECEPTION

Building E - B2 Floor

19:30-21:00pm
  • Ms. Rima Salah, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, New York.
    Few Welcome words.
  • Ms. Patricia Moccia, Chief, Editorial and Publication UNICE, New York.
    Introduction and presentation of the Exhibition.
  • Mrs. Huan Qingyi, Vice-Chairperson of the National Working Committee on Children and Women, China.
    Opening remarks brief statement on gender issues in the achievement of female adult literacy and girls' education.
 
DAY 2, Sunday 27 November 2005

SESSION III (B): THE WAY FORWARD
Bold Initiatives and Quick Impact Strategies

9:00-10:30 am

Group work: Up to 4 groups moderated by their Chairs:
  • Focus on discussing documented Bold Initiatives and Quick Impact strategies in order to make recommendations on what we should be doing now, as countries and development partner agencies, to redeem the situation of missing the 2005 gender parity goal.
  • How should we work smarter to link girls' education to adult female literacy and empowerment of women?
  • What should we do to get most countries on track for achieving the 2015 goals?
  • Action agenda to be prepared in summary form by each group for presentation at the final plenary session.
 

COFFEE BREAK
10:30 -11:00 am

11:00 -12:30pm

Closing of Technical Consultation:

  • Mr. Christian Voumard, UNICEF Representative; China.
    Presentation of Action Agenda recommendations from group work.
  • Plenary discussion and agreement on key message to be sent to the main High Level Group Meeting on recommendations for the Way Forward.

Mr. Christian Voumard, UNICEF Representative, China.