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Girls walk to school at the outskirts of Yangon

The women working to improve girls’ education

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When it comes to global development goals, the evidence shows that nothing else has so wide-ranging a breadth of impact as educating girls. For International Women’s Day, we’re showcasing the work of the Echidna Global Scholars – leaders from NGOs and academia who work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for girls in the developing world. In this episode, Dasmine Kennedy, Armene Modi, Maria Cristina Osorio, and Damaris Parsitau talk about empowering some of the most marginalized girls in Jamaica, India, Mexico, and Kenya, and engaging their communities to invest in girls for wider social and systemic change.

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Some of the transition music heard in this episode was composed by Steven Lee and Gastón Reboredo III.

With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, and Fred Dews for additional support.

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Dasmine Kennedy

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

2017 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

Armene Modi

Founder - Ashta No Kai

2017 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

María Cristina Osorio Vázquez

Professor - Universidad Anáhuac Mayab, School of Economics and Business

2017 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution


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