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

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.


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


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