Thursday, 20 May 2010
Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality (E4) Conference 17- 20 May 2010, Dakar Senegal
FAWE Executive Director, Dr. Codou Diaw, contributed to UNGEI's E4 Conference on 19th May 2010 as a discussant on the plenary session entitled Quality Education for Equality. As keynote speaker for the session, Mr Albert Motivans, Head, Education Indicators and Data Analysis, UNESCO Institute of Statistics presented the latest global quantitative education data available and analysed its interlinkages with educational quality using a gender perspective, with particular reference to Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The panel was chaired by Mr. Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa.
FAWE Chapters from Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia also particpated as part of national delegations.
FAWE is a member of UNGEIs Global Advisory Committee.
Also find below the final declaration of the Conference, which stressed the need to do more to reach "the last mile", that is those who are excluded from education because of gender, race, language, ethnicity, disability and a host of other reasons. To read rthe decalration, click on the link below
Also visit the UNGEI website for further information on the UNGEI partnership, its Global Advisory Committee and its actions at regional and national levels.http://www.ungei.org/index_2525.html
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