Launch of a new global report – Delivering girls’ education where the risks are high: Key priorities for programming in fragile contexts’
This event will bring together key stakeholders in girls’ education to engage in the launch of a new report, Delivering girls’ education where the risks are high: Key priorities for programming in fragile contexts.
The report collates successes and learnings shared by over 200 representatives from international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), local NGOs, researchers, funders, and policy makers who participated in AKF’s virtual conference in March 2021.
At the conference, participants came together to reflect on and deepen the sector’s understanding of opportunities and challenges of ‘Girls’ Education in Fragile Contexts’. Through the conference, world experts in girls’ education explored pathways and priorities for the future of girls’ education in Afghanistan and other fragile contexts.
This Position Paper summarises insights from these critical conversations. The report includes inputs from the FCDO, USAID, Aga Khan Foundation, Save the Children, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, the Regional Education Learning Initiative, and more civil society and non-governmental organisations that reflect updated recommendations about what is important when considering future directions for girls’ education in fragile contexts.
Speakers will discuss the 10 key priorities and invite key stakeholders to reflect and showcase why these priorities are important for their respective contexts and programmes.
This event forms part of UKAID’s Girls’ Education Day during its Global Education Summit 2021.
15:00 – 15:15 | Welcome
Dr. Andrew Cunningham Global Education Advisor, Aga Khan Foundation
15:15 – 15:25 | Keynote – Reflecting on the sector’s understanding of opportunities and challenges for girls’ education in fragile contexts
Dr. Matt Reed, Director of Institutional Partnerships, Aga Khan Foundation and Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation (UK)
15:25 – 16:15 | Panel discussion – Contextualising the 10 key priorities: Learning, adapting and sustaining girls’ education programmes
Emily Echessa, Deputy Head of Education, Save the Children International; Joseph Ho, Head of Programs – Afghanistan, Catholic Relief Services; Katherine Begley, Senior Technical Advisor for Education, CARE USA; Rayana Fazli, National Manager – Education, Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan; facilitated by Dr. Aqeela A. Datoo, Regional Education Manager, Aga Khan Foundation
16:15 – 16:30 | Closing remarks
Jihane Latrous, Chief of Education a.i. and Gender Manager, Education Cannot Wait (ECW)