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UNESCO announces upcoming international symposium and policy forum, 28-30 August 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

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Why does this gender gap exist and how can it be addressed? The UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum will be organized over three days, serving as a platform for debate and hands-on learning, seeking to:

- Present latest findings from research and practice

- Facilitate policy dialogue, experience-sharing and networking

- Make the case for strengthening girls’ education in STEM subjects

The programme will be based on the overarching theme of girls’ education in STEM, with four sub-themes/tracks:

- Building the foundations: Gender-responsive quality STEM education

- Changing the equation: Addressing stereotypes and bias hindering girls’ participation

- Gravitating into the field: Reaching out, engaging and empowering girls and women

- Wiring the network: Partnerships, cross-sector learning and cooperation

This event will bring together over 200 delegates including: the Ministry of education and other officials; education practitioners and educators; researchers and experts; representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations; development partners; civil society representatives; private sector stakeholders and others.

INTERESTED IN JOINING?

Participation will be by invitation only. Interested participants can register, submit a proposal for a presentation or a workshop, or reserve an exhibition booth online before 19 June 2017. To ensure a balanced audience, all requests will be evaluated based on profile, gender and geographical representation.

Expression of interest to participate

Submit a proposal to make a presentation

Submit a proposal to run a workshop

Submit a request to reserve an exhibition booth

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Please see the Concept Note or contact us at gender.ed@unesco.org


 

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