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Empowering Girls: Education and Technology CSW side event

In conjunction with UNICEF and Plan International, the UN Girlsí Education Initiative (UNGEI) is hosting a side event during the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women to explore how technology can empower girls and promote their development, discuss the opportunities that the information technology sector offers young women, and present new cutting-edge findings from Planís 2010 Because I am a Girl Report: Digital and Urban Frontiers.

H.E. Stefan Wallin, the Minister of Culture and Sport of Finland, will start the discussion with opening remarks. The panel will include Linda Raftree, Plan's Social Media and New Technology Advisor; Mary de Wysocki, Director Internet Business Solutions, Education and Economic Development, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Susan Durston, Associate Director, Education, UNICEF; and Fabiola, a 17 year-old member of the Youth Empowerment through Technology, Art and Media project in Cameroon. The panellists will discuss this issue from their perspectives and respond to questions posed by the moderator.

The will take place on the 23 February 2011, 12:00-2:00 pm at the Danny Kaye visitor center, UNICEF House. A light lunch will be served on a first come first served basis and guests are advised to come on time as space is limited.



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