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Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Learning across a lifetime

On October 15 the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings hosted the annual “Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Learning across a lifetime” on October 15, 2019. This year, a series of thematic conversations will explore approaches to developing sustainable, gender-transformative education interventions to prepare girls for lifelong success—not just in adolescence but also in early childhood and outside formal schooling. Driven by the research of the 2019 Echidna Global Scholars, conversations will focus on gender sensitivity in early childhood in India, STEM education for rural girls in Bangladesh, and supporting girls’ transition into the workforce in Nepal.

The panel discussions included individual presentations from the Echidna Global Scholars followed by in-depth moderated discussions on the policy implications of their research. In addition, breakout sessions explored how governments, multilateral institutions, and on-the-ground advocates can bridge policy and practice to make progress toward systemic change for girls. The program concluded with reflections from the scholars, followed by a networking reception in celebration of five years of Girls CHARGE.

Agenda

Registration and light breakfast

Opening remarks and panel discussion

The state of girls' education and systems change for girls

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Panel 1

Intervening early: Bringing gender into early childhood education

Suman Sachdeva

2015 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

Vrinda Datta

Director of the Centre for Early Childhood Education Development - Ambedkar University Delhi

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Coffee break

Panel 2

Empowerment at adolescence: STEM skills for girls’ leadership and innovation

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Networking lunch

Panel 3

Entering adulthood: Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and girls’ transitions to work

Moderator

Kevin Cassidy

Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations - International Labour Organization

From this Session

Coffee break

Bridging policy and practice: Lessons from early childhood education program implementers

Concurrent breakout session

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Bridging policy and practice: Skilling girls for better life outcomes through STEM

Concurrent breakout session

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Bridging policy and practice: Gender-transformative TVET to increase women’s workforce participation

Concurrent breakout session

Moderator

Kevin Cassidy

Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations - International Labour Organization

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Closing panel

Echidna Global Scholars' reflections

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Networking reception

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