Event Registration


    Plenary discussion registration
    Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Protecting rights and futures in times of crisis

    Use the form on the right to register for the plenary discussion, taking place on Tuesday, November 30, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST.

    To delve deeper into the scholars’ individual research, register for the virtual workshop discussions here.


    Plenary discussion details

    When: Tuesday, November 30, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST | Additional workshops to follow

    Where: Plenary discussion streamed online; workshops on Zoom

    What: The world today faces a panoply of challenges—a global pandemic, economic turmoil, climate change, armed conflict, and humanitarian disasters—unlike any other time in recent history. These social, environmental, and health crises exacerbate existing gender inequalities and obstruct the pathways for girls and young women seeking quality education, economic empowerment, and improved life outcomes. With crisis mode becoming ever more common, what can we do to help protect and promote the rights of girls and young women?

    On November 30 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) will begin the first day of the virtual girls’ education research and policy symposium with a plenary discussion to showcase the 2021 Echidna Global Scholars and help answer this question. After keynote remarks from Future Rising Fellow Eden Tadese of Girl Rising who will share her own personal experiences with the challenges girls and young women face today, the Echidna Global Scholars will discuss what they have learned from girls and young women navigating crises across Vietnam, India, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. Through highlighting findings from their policy briefs related to education in emergencies, technical and vocational agriculture education and training, the role of mentorship in young women’s transition to the labor force, and effective training and support for aspiring young women entrepreneurs, the scholars will share the practical applications of their research to help ensure girls and young women can exercise their rights to quality education and learning opportunities—especially in times of crisis.

    Viewers can submit questions via email to events@brookings.edu or via Twitter at #EGSP21.

    Enter your information below to watch the plenary discussion on November 30 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST: