may, 2019

mayalldaymayalldayConference: Education of girls and women in conflict and post conflict situations in AfricaEnsuring that all African girls and women achieve transformative education despite conflict situation will guarantee sustainable development, transform lives and livelihoods and assure continental socio economic development is achieved as envisioned in Agenda 2063

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Event Details

The Government of Kenya, the Canadian Government in collaboration with the Office of Special envoy of Chairperson for African Union Commission of Women Peace & Security, and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) are convening a one day conference focusing on girls and women’s access to education in conflict and post conflict situations in Africa.

Conference objectives

The overall objective of this conference is to track girls and women education progress despite conflict situations in Africa. Ensuring that all African girls and women achieve transformative education despite conflict situation will guarantee sustainable development, transform lives and livelihoods and assure continental socio economic development is achieved as envisioned in Agenda 2063.

Other objectives:

1. Find out the education status of girls and women in conflict and post conflict situations in Africa.

2.To find out what measures countries hosting girls and women from conflict /post conflict countries are taking towards ensuring their attainment of an education would guarantee them sustainable livelihoods in the wake of structural change presented by the conflict.

3. Identify challenges, opportunities, innovative practices from various countries, civil society organizations and academia working in education in conflict with a view of ensuring cross learning and upscale of best practices.

4. Review existing implementation mechanisms by governments, CSOs and education stakeholders to harmonize execution, strengthen synergy and alignment to regional, continental and global educational frameworks

The outcome of these deliberations will lead to formulation of policies for the continental position paper on girls and women education in conflict. These recommendation will be tabled at African Union next Ordinary Session for endorsement and will inform the framework that the Office of Special envoy of chairperson for African Union Commission of Women Peace & Security will adopt towards advocacy on education for girls and women, and will also be adopted by GIMAC as a working document. The outcome document will also be presented at the Women Deliver conference in Canada in June 2019 as the African position on education for girls and women in conflict situations.

Participation

There will be representation from Government of Kenya, Government of Canada, the African Union, all 33 countries were FAWE has presence, selected government representation from countries who are or have been faced directly or indirectly by conflict within the past decade, the civil society under GIMAC, the academia and experts in education in emergencies.

Venue

The conference shall be held at Windsor Golf and Country Hotel in Nairobi Kenya, on 22nd May 2019.


Download:

Concept Note: Tracking Education of girls and women in conflict and post conflict situations in Africa (in English)

Note conceptuelle: Suivi de l’éducation des filles et des femmes dans les situations de conflit et de post-conflit en Afrique

Concept Note: Tracking Education of girls and women in conflict and post conflict situations in Africa (in Arabic)


Outcome documents:

Conference outcome statement

Joint Communique on Education for Women and Girls in Conflict and post conflict situations in Africa

Time

Month Long Event (may)

Location

Windsor Golf and Country Hotel

Kigwa Lane, Ridgeways, Off Kiambu Road, Nairobi

Organizer

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

4 Comments

  1. Emily May 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    I like this conference….helping our girls at an early stage is a good way of empowering them. Empowering is all about education.

  2. Clifford Chitungo May 21, 2019 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Education is power. In conflict situations the girl child has been at the deep end and finding solutions to arm her for the defence of her rights is key.

  3. Doreen Moses May 23, 2019 at 12:07 am - Reply

    This is good. You educate a woman(girl), you educate the whole nation. Putting our girls education first before everything else will certainly ensure empowered nations in the future. Thank you!

  4. Jiddere May 25, 2019 at 12:52 am - Reply

    Invest in girls/women and achieve peace and sustained development. We can prevent wars/ crisis if we invest all the post war resources

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