Created Date: August 28, 2017
UNESCO Symposium on Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM.
Girls and women face multiple challenges that compromise their education opportunities. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and consequently STEM careers. This is a major concern, as STEM careers are often called ‘jobs of the future,’ driving social and personal well-being, inclusive growth and sustainable development, through innovation and creativity. Why does this gender gap exist and how can it be addressed? The UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum will be organized over three days, serving as a platform for debate and hands-on learning, seeking to:
UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum
Cracking the Code: Girls' Education in STEM.
- Present latest findings from research and practice
- Facilitate policy dialogue, experience-sharing and networking
- Make the case for strengthening girls’ education in STEM subjects
- Building the foundations: Gender-responsive quality STEM education
- Changing the equation: Addressing stereotypes and bias hindering girls’ participation
- Gravitating into the field: Reaching out, engaging and empowering girls and women
- Wiring the network: Partnerships, cross-sector learning and cooperation