- Thursday 20 May, 2021
In partnership with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
This invite only, expert roundtable will engage alumni members from the International Leaders Programme in dialogue about strategies to promote girls education.
It forms part of a series of alumni meetings; other themes for discussion include climate change, media freedom and UK’s place in the world following departure from the EU.
Standing up for the right for 12 years quality education is a top priority for the UK and is a central theme of the UK’s G7 presidency. The ILP discussion is one of a number of events scheduled in support of this and in the lead up to the July 2021 Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025, co-hosted by the UK and Kenya, which aims to raise at least US$5 billion over 5 years to support education systems in up to 90 countries and territories where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live.
Drawing on the range of expertise and experience across the International Leaders Programme, the workshop aims to identify ways in which to promote efforts to increase the number of girls in quality education beyond primary level. In particular:
• Successful practical initiatives in different countries and contexts
• Ways in which to influence national and local leadership to tackle the barriers to equitable access
• How to strengthen support and commitment across national governments, business, faith leaders and civil society organisations.
Wilton Park reference number: WP1933V
Programme Director: Julia Purcell
Project Manager: Gemma Funnell
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