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Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality in and through education

High-Level Panel: African Leadership for Gender-Transformative Education

Fri, 20 May, 2022 - Fri, 20 May, 2022
09:00-11:30 GMT
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The Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Sierra Leone, UNGEI, and UNICEF welcome you to a high-level panel on African Leadership for Gender-Transformative Education, part of the High-Level meeting, Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality in and through Education on May 20, 9 am-11.30 am GMT.

The panel will be the closing event of a 3-day Ministers Meeting organized within the framework of the Gender at the Centre Initiative (GCI), on 18-20 May in Freetown, Sierra Leone. During the panel, we will address what it takes for African education systems to become an effective force of change toward gender-equal societies. Ministers of Education will share commitments to promote gender equality in and through education and will outline the next steps toward the Transforming Education Summit in September 2022. 

Panelists include: 

- Dr. David M. Sengeh, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (Sierra Leone) 

- Awut Deng Acuil, Minister of General Education and Instruction (South Sudan) 

- UNAIDS Representative (virtual) 

- Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO Lego Foundation (virtual) 

- Video message by Vicky Ford, Minister for Africa (FCDO) 

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