The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) who is a member of the UNGEI Global Advisory Committee (GAC) was one of the many organizations that participated at a meeting that took place on the 26th to 29th of August 2014 at the Landmark Hotel in Thailand, Bangkok. Other organizations that were present include Norad, UNICEF, FHI360, DFID, ANCEFA, Camfed to mention but a few.
More than 50 participants from 23 organizations attended the meeting. (Please click here to get the list of the delegates)
The objective of the meeting was to reach an agreement about the action to advance the UNGEI policy agenda in the run-up to the MDGs deadline and to inform the post-2015 landscape. The meeting was also aimed at providing an opportunity to review and reflect on the UNGEI partnership mechanism, discuss and agree on UNGEI’s collective contribution and status to post-2015 development agenda.
The meeting was a mixture of panel discussions, group work and individual presentation. FAWE’s Executive Director, Ms. Hendrina Doroba had the privilege to moderate a group discussion on one of the UNGEI policy advocacy priorities whose theme was: Improved and transformative learning outcomes for girls and boys.
Key outputs from the meeting include FAWE’s commitment to;
- Policy advocacy agenda (PAA): FAWE has adopted and will contribute to the UNGEI’s policy advocacy priorities to promote gender equality in education in Africa.
- Strengthening her engagement in Post-2015 consultation's processes at all levels by sharing information with its network members; updating them regularly on the various opportunities available for engagement, outcome documents/ position papers produced by various interest groups, including FAWE’s common position on the Sustainable development goals and that FAWE NCs take an active role in ensuring that the education specific targets are reflective of the needs of girls and boys.
- Knowledge sharing: FAWE as a member of UNGEI-GAC is committed to sharing knowledge, information and expertise skills for advancing goals for girl’s education, especially in Africa with other members of the UNGEI network.
- Explore new opportunities for partnership/collaboration with other members of the GAC and UNGEI