Cracking the Code : Girls' Education in STEM - Deadline extended

Cracking the Code : Girls' Education in STEM - Deadline extended

June 13 th, 2017.

28-30 August 2017

Bangkok, Thailand

More female students are in school today than ever before but they do not always have equal opportunities to complete and benefit from an education of their choice. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies and consequently STEM careers.

The UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum aims to "crack the code" by identifying the factors that promote girls' and women's participation, achievement and continuation in STEM studies and careers. It will be a platform to present the latest findings from research and practice, and to facilitate policy dialogue, experience sharing and collaboration among participants.

The programme of the International Symposium and Policy Forum will be based on the overarching theme of girls' education in STEM, with four sub-themes/tracks:
1. Building the foundations: Gender-responsive quality STEM education
2. Changing the equation: Addressing stereotypes and bias hindering girls' participation
3. Gravitating into the field: Reaching out, engaging and empowering girls and women
4. Wiring the network: Partnerships, cross-sector learning and cooperation

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The programme will be developed through an abstract-driven process, and include:
• plenary sessions, combining high-level and panel discussions, town hall formats, and other technology-based activities
• concurrent sessions, including: a) panel discussions to share research findings, school practices, and lessons learned, and b) workshops for hands-on learning activities, simulations and other opportunities for skills-transfer

• exhibition booths to present products and approaches, and for hands-on demonstrations and interactions
• a one-day Policy Forum with the participation of Ministers of Education and other high-level representatives to examine how governments are prioritizing and promoting STEM education for girls, and how to address challenges

Over 200-250 delegates will participate in the event including: Ministry of education and other government officials; education practitioners and educators; researchers and experts; bilateral, multilateral and other development partners; representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations; and private sector representatives.

Participants could submit a proposal to Make a presentationOrganize a workshop or Reserve an exhibition both before 19 JUNE 2017. Selected participants will be informed no later than 1 JULY 2017.

Participation will be by invitation only. All interested participants are invited to complete the expression of interest to participate no later than 17 JULY 2017, midnight, Paris time.

Please see the Concept Note.

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