9:00 am EST - 4:30 pm EST

Past Event

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

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

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.

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

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

Government approaches to the school reintegration of girl-child mothers

Presentation: Translating competencies to empowered action

Thinking beyond the girl in life skills approaches for empowerment

Morning Session Panel: Government approaches to the school reintegration of girl-child mothers