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Global Education Summit Side Events

UNGEI and Partners

Tue, 27 Jul, 2021 - Tue, 27 Jul, 2021
09:00-18:00 BST
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Global Education Summit #GES2021

This summer, the Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 is taking place on July 28 and 29, 2021. The UNGEI partnership and ally organizations are joining forces to launch a series of side events, ensuring our most pressing priorities on gender equality and education are at the forefront of this important global platform. 
We are committed to amplifying our voice and supporting the GPE case for investment in gender equality and girls’ education. Our side events will be creative, intergenerational, solution-focused and collaborative. Join us! 


Tuesday 20 July 2021

Transforming social norms to end child marriage and advance girls' education

Organizers: UN Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) and Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage*

Date and time: 20 July | 1pm Ouagadougou | 2pm Lagos | 4pm Nairobi 

This event will also be re-streamed as part of the Girls' Education Day programme. 

*Co-funded by Education Out Loud. 

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Gender-responsive and disability inclusive education for all

Organizers: Leonard Cheshire, Sightsavers, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the World Bank, GCE-US, UN Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI). 

Date and time: 21 July | 2pm BST

Saturday 24 July 2021

Our Resistance & Resilience - Financing youth & student education agendas

Organizers: Global Campaign for Education, UNGEI, ASPBAE, Transform Education (young feminist coalition hosted by UNGEI), Global Student Forum, NGEI, ESU, SAIH, GSF, MELAC, ACEA, NCE Nepal. 

Date and time: 24 July | 12pm BST 


Power Shift: Re-Stream

Organizers: UN Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) 

Date and time: 26 July | 15:00 BST

Monday 26 July 2021

Girls' Education Day

Organizers: Girls' Education Challenge, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Date and time: 26 July, all day 


Artists as key influencers in getting more girls to school post-COVID-19

Organizers: AU/CIEFFA, UN Girls' Education Initiative 

Date and time: 26 July | 1pm BST 


Gender transformative education: the key to achieving a more just and inclusive world

Organizers: UNICEF, UNGEI and Plan International 

Date and time: 26 July | 16:00 BST

Streaming live as part of the Girls' Education Day programme. 

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Real Talk: Teachers and Young People as Drivers of Change on CSE and SRGBV

Organizers: Plan International, UNESCO, Education International, UNGEI Secretariat, Transform Education (young feminist coalition hosted by UNGEI)

Date and time: 27 July | 14:00 BST

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