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Gender, learning and teaching in rural contexts

An UNGEI CSW62 side event

Thu, 15 Mar, 2018 - Thu, 15 Mar, 2018
13:15-14:30 EDT
New York City
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UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)

As part of the 62nd Session on the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW), UNGEI co-hosted a panel event with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Education International entitled ‘Agenda 2030 for all: gender, learning and teaching in rural contexts’. The focus of the event concerned approaches to advancing gender equality in education and addressing the particular challenges faced by schoolgirls and women teachers in rural communities. Bringing a range of perspectives to the discussion, we welcomed an expert panel representing government ministries, advocacy organisations, international NGOs, centres of training, and education networks.


Nora Fyles, UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)



Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Children and Equality, Norway

Joanna Roper, Special Envoy for Gender and Equality, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

Haldis Holst, Deputy General Secretary, Education International

Rita Bissoonauth, Coordinator, International Centre for the Education of Women and Girls in Africa (CIEFFA), African Union

Taily, Youth Commission, Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA)

Solange Akpo, Capacity Building Manager & Head of Lomé Programme, West Africa, African Network Campaign on Education for All (ANCEFA),

Urvashi Gandhi, Deputy Director, Breakthrough India

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