Their Full Potential: Transforming systems to achieve gender equality in and through education
On February 11, 2020, Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Center for Universal Education at Brookings held an event at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC. The event centered around discussing assumptions, evidence, and perspectives on achieving gender transformation in education systems. Guest speakers included Nora Fyles (Director for the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative), Christina Kwauk (Fellow for the Center for Universal Education at Brookings), and Josephine Onidek (Assistant Director of Education for the Ministry of Education, Kenya.)
This half-day workshop included expertise from a wide range of partners on the knowledge acquired as well as provided a better understanding of how to proceed to make sure that gender equality is attained. While progress has been made in the education field, more must be done. In the words of Christine Kwauk, “the story does not end with gender parity.”
>> As GPE develops its new multi-year strategic plan, Jo Bourne, Chief Technical Officer of Global Partnership for Education, asked for input on the following questions:
- How are your organizations approaching the girls' education/gender equality agenda?
- What trade-offs are you struggling with in your attention to girls' education/gender equality?
- What change would you want to see in order to make progress in the Global Partnership for Education's aspirations to achieve gender equality?
>> Action: How would you respond to one or more of these questions? We would be glad to compile input. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your responses!