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    Girls' education research and policy symposium: Creating systems change for girls

    When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 8:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

    Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC


    The Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings cordially invites you to the Girls' Education Research and Policy Symposium. A series of thematic conversations will explore approaches to creating systems change for the most marginalized girls. Topics will be based on the research of the 2018 Echidna Global Scholars, such as rethinking early childhood education from a gender perspective; addressing the need for data on the most marginalized populations in developing countries; leveraging political transitions for girls’ education reform; and working with teachers on empowering girls through gender sensitive pedagogies.

    The panel discussions will include brief presentations from the Echidna Global Scholars on their research on girls’ education in their home countries of China, Pakistan, Peru, and Uganda, followed by a moderated discussion with other experts in their thematic areas. In addition, panel discussions with alumni of the Echidna Global Scholars Program will highlight their continuing work on girls’ education policy from around the world.

    Please arrive at 8:30 am for breakfast and registration. The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

    Join the conversation on Twitter using #GirlsEdu.


    8:30 a.m. -- Breakfast and registration
    9:00 a.m. -- Opening remarks and fireside chat: New global champions in girls' education
    9:45 a.m. -- Engaging local champions for systems change
    11:00 a.m. -- Coffee break
    11:15 a.m. -- Presentations by 2018 Echidna Global Scholars
    12:00 p.m. -- Lunch

    1:00 p.m. -- Panel 1 (concurrent): Leveraging political transitions in the tribal areas of Pakistan
                       Panel 2 (concurrent): Uncovering educational barriers for Afro-Peruvian girls

    2:15 p.m. -- Coffee break

    2:30 p.m. -- Panel 3 (concurrent): Bridging the implementation gap in teachers’ use of gender-sensitive pedagogy
                       Panel 4 (concurrent): Making a case for early childhood educators in the girls’ education ecosystem

    3:45 p.m. -- Coffee Break

    4:00 p.m. -- Lessons in girls' education diplomacy for policy change
    5:00 p.m. -- Closing remarks
    5:15 p.m. -- Networking reception

    This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed.