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Girls’ education research symposium: Approaches to developing life skills for girls

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Empowerment approaches to skills development for adolescent girls
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Uncovering teachers' potential to improve girls' learning outcomes through mentoring
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On December 7, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) hosted the Girls’ Education Research Symposium: Approaches to Developing Life Skills for Girls. This series of thematic conversations explored approaches to girls’ life skills development based on the research of the 2016 Echidna Global Scholars, which covers a variety of topics in girls’ life skills development such as girls’ empowerment programming, the role of teachers and mentors, and building resilience to climate change.

The panel discussions will include brief presentations from the Echidna Global Scholars on their research on girls’ education in their home countries of Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, followed by a moderated discussion with other experts in their thematic areas. To conclude, questions will be taken from the audience.

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Agenda

Fireside Chat

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Tina Tchen

Assistant to President Barack Obama

Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama Executive Director - White House Council on Women and Girls

Empowerment approaches to skills development for adolescent girls

Judith-Ann Walker

Managing Director - Development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC)

Nonresident Fellow - Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution

Lunch

Uncovering teachers' potential to improve girls' learning outcomes through mentoring

Fostering resilience for climate change adaptation through girls’ education

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Moderator

Roger-Mark de Souza

Director - Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, The Woodrow Wilson Center

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Marcia Odell

Senior Director - Strategy Implementation and Gender Equality, Plan International

Reception

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