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Brookings Webinar: Year-two results of the world’s first development impact bond for education
Brookings Webinar: Year-two results of the world’s first development impact bond for education
On June 29, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings invites you to join the partners of the world’s first development impact bond for education for a lively discussion of the learnings and results from the second year – and mid-point – of the world’s first development impact bond. The impact bond provides financing for Educate Girls, a non-profit that aims to increase enrollment for out-of-school girls and improve learning outcomes for girls and boys in Rajasthan, India.  Read More >
Nobel Prize-winner Professor Amartya Sen launches IOE Centre for Education and International Development
Nobel Prize-winner Professor Amartya Sen launches IOE Centre for Education and International Development
Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Amartya Sen (Harvard University) launched the UCL Institute of Education’s (IOE) Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) on Thursday 15 June. This new research centre will build on the IOE’s leading contribution to the academic field of education and international development, bringing together a wide range of academics, students, alumni and practitioners working in diverse settings in every continent to address some of the world’s most important challenges.  Read More >
At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage
At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage
Join the the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the World Bank on the 27th of June to discuss the findings from a groundbreaking research project to uncover the economic costs of child marriage. To attend this event or watch the live stream, sign up hereRead More >
COSP Side Event: Promoting Inclusion and Equity for All in Education
COSP Side Event: Promoting Inclusion and Equity for All in Education
On the occasion of the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, The World Bank, Leonard Cheshire Disability, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) and the UNICEF invite you to a side event on barriers to education for girls with disabilities. International Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning will be available. The event will take place Thursday, June 15, 2017, 10-11:30am at the United Nations, New York, Conference Room No. 12. Registration for this event is now open via Eventbrite.   Read More >
UNESCO announces upcoming international symposium and policy forum, 28-30 August 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
UNESCO announces upcoming international symposium and policy forum, 28-30 August 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
Girls and women face multiple challenges that compromise their education opportunities. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and consequently STEM careers. This is a major concern, as STEM careers are often called ‘jobs of the future,’ driving social and personal well-being, inclusive growth and sustainable development, through innovation and creativity. 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. Read More >

 

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