june, 2018

05junallday06alldayEuropean Development Days 2018‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest’


Event Details

Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The 12th edition of the European Development Days (EDD 2018) will take place in Brussels on 5 – 6 June 2018, at Tour & Taxis on Avenue du Port 86, B-1000 Brussels.

Under the European Development Days’ overarching theme of ‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest’, a high-level auditorium debate under the sub-theme of Gender Based Violence will take place on ‘Eliminating Gender-based Violence in and around Schools and other Educational Settings. The debate brings together key stakeholders engaged in multi-level partnerships working on eliminating school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) worldwide: VVOB, UNGEI, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Education International and Plan International. The panelists will share experiences of supporting teachers, school leaders, students and communities to take action against SRGBV. FAWE will be represented by Hendrina Chalwe Doroba.

The FAWE Executive Director will on the second day of the conference participate in the LAB-DEBATE that will focus on ‘How to best involve women in foreign aid operations so as to enhance their capacity to alleviate poverty in Africa’. This event is hosted by IDAY-International, an international network of national and regional coalitions, each bringing together local civil society organizations active in the field of education. The panelists include the World Bank, the European Parliament, POLIN among others.

Hendrina Chalwe Doroba is the Executive Director of FAWE. She has 35 years of experience in education, gender and policy. She is passionate about capacity building in gender responsive pedagogy.  She is responsible for coordinating regional programmes across the 33 sub-Saharan African countries where FAWE has a presence. Hendrina is an educationalist and she has expertise in design and development of gender responsive programmes, training of trainers on FAWE’s gender responsive models, project coordination, monitoring and evaluations, policy analysis and advocacy. With over 30 years of work experience in the development sector, she has a strong commitment to social justice, development work, advocacy, networking to promote equity and quality education for girls and women.


june 5 (Tuesday) - 6 (Wednesday)



1000 Brussels - Belgium


  1. Oluwaseyifunmi November 10, 2018 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Good day, I love the objectives of this organization and will like to be a part of you. I want to apply for the commonwealth scholarship, which requires a nominating agency of which you are. I would like to know the criteria for eligibility.
    Thank you.

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