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From 17th to 19th May 2023, the Bakhita Partnership for Education (BPE) will convene the “Keep-the-Girls in School” Indaba to consider the state of girls’ education in Africa in the wake of the unprecedented school closures caused by COVID-19. Conference participants will discuss actions to put Africa on track for promoting the development of gender-responsive education systems and targeted actions to ensure girls’ continuity of learning, retention in school and to transform education for the challenges and opportunities of our time. The Conference has been developed for policymakers and practitioners in education, including those directly involved in the design and implementation of gender-responsive education systems. Goals:
FR. CHARLES B. CHILUFYA, S.J
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WHY ATTEND OUR EVENT?
Education is a basic human right and lack of it is already making life difficult for girls. Every child has the right to a safe, formal, quality education and access to lifelong learning.
Prioritise an education that empowers girls and builds their resilience.
BOOST EDUCATION PROGRAMES
Transform education systems and develop schools that provide quality moral education, sufficient protection and integrated youth friendly services, resources and structures that address HIV/AIDS and GBV.
BOOST TEACHERS CAPACITY
Ensures that attention is paid to teachers’ further education, their health, safety and well-being, hence building capacity and skills to our girls.
Promote policies, laws and plans to advance girls’ rights, including the removal of discriminatory practices that impede girls’ educational participation and completion, and ability to apply their learning.
FINANCIAL AID POLICY
Sustained financing to achieve results, protecting education financing for girls’ education, alongside health, social protection and economic recovery initiatives with an equity lens.
STOP VIOLATION OF GIRLS
Enforcing personal preventive strategies for girls to mitigate against violence or succumbing to harmful traditional practices and social norms.
HON. DOUGLAS M. SYAKALIMA
Minister for Education, Zambia
PROF. JEFFREY D. SACHS
American economist, former director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University
MS. MARTHA MUHWEZI
Executive Director, FAWE
MS. NAMENDA MALUPANDE
National Director- CAMFED Zambia
HON. BEATRICE ELACHI
Member of Parliament for Dagoretti North, Nairobi
Ms. Ellyanne Chlystum-Githae Wanjiku
Young SDG 4 Advocate
We are a Girl-Led Conference
From 08:30 to 18:00
CALLING ATTENTION TO THE EXPERIENCE OF AFRICAN GIRL
On the first day of the Indaba, The Gathering Day, girls will call participants to the Indaba and initiate a conversation on the theme of the Indaba, ‘creating gender-responsive and transformative education systems.
From 08:00 to18:00
DETAILED AGENDA OF THE INDABA DAY SESSIONS & EVENTS
Keeping the Girls in School and Creating Gender-Responsive Education Systems: what needs to be done?
From 09:00 to 18:40
ACTIONING THE INDABA
LEADING THE CHANGE FOR THE CREATION OF GENDER RESPONSIVE & TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION SYSTEMS
Revisiting and Reaffirming Nations’ commitments to the advancement of Girl Education in Africa.
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