Bangladesh is welcoming the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) with open arms. This was evident at a two-day Consultation Meeting organized by UNICEF Bangladesh on 16-17 September, 2008. Given the country's achievement in attaining gender parity in enrolments in primary and lower secondary schools, the question arises as to why Bangladesh still needs a network to promote girls' education.
Stakeholders engaged in the promotion of education, especially of girls, including representatives of the Directorate of Primary Education, partner institutions, NGOs, academia, media, UN agencies, and UNICEF's Young Champions, all came together at the Consultation Meeting to respond to that question. They also came up with the way forward for the UNGEI partnership in Bangladesh.