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Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Reaching the most marginalized

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Introduction and Opening Remarks

Fireside Chat: Working with Maasai leaders to promote girls’ education in Maasailand
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Addressing girls facing the quadruple burden: poverty, rurality, indigeneity and gender
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Government approaches to the school reintegration of girl-child mothers
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Presentation: Translating competencies to empowered action
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Thinking beyond the girl in life skills approaches for empowerment
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Thinking beyond the girl in life skills approaches for empowerment

On November 8, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) hosted the 2017 Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium: Reaching the Most Marginalized. Each year, CUE convenes policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders in the girls’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars, a group of global leaders in girls’ education who spend 5 months in-residency at Brookings. The day was marked by a series of thematic conversations that explore approaches to ensuring that the most marginalized girls receive a quality education.

The panel discussions included brief presentations from the Echidna Global Scholars’ research on girls’ education in their home countries of India, Kenya, Jamaica, and Mexico, followed by a moderated discussion with other experts in their thematic areas. Each session ended with a Q&A, leaving time for panelists to take questions from the audience.

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Introduction and Opening Remarks

Fireside Chat: Working with Maasai leaders to promote girls’ education in Maasailand

Damaris Seleina Parsitau

Associate Professor and Researcher and the Director of the Institute of Women, Gender, and Development Studies - Egerton University

2017 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

Addressing girls facing the quadruple burden: poverty, rurality, indigeneity and gender

(Concurrent Sessions)

María Cristina Osorio Vázquez

Professor - Universidad Anáhuac Mayab, School of Economics and Business

2017 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

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Sofiya Zahova

Researcher - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, University of Iceland

Government approaches to the school reintegration of girl-child mothers

(Concurrent Sessions)

Dasmine Kennedy

Assistant Chief Education Officer - Educational Planning Unit in the Ministry of Education, Jamaica

2017 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

Networking Lunch

Presentation: Translating competencies to empowered action

Thinking beyond the girl in life skills approaches for empowerment

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Abigail Bucuvalas

Senior Director, Educational Programs for International Social Impact - Sesame Workshop

Armene Modi

Founder - Ashta No Kai

2017 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

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Yukiko Sakurai

Chief, Adolescent Development and Participation - UNICEF Nepal

Reception

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