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Launching of the report and open dialogue on Women in higher education: has the female advantage put an end to gender inequalities? 

8 March 2021 hora: 2:00 pm

To commemorate the International Women’s Day on March 8th, the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) and the Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training (NORRAG) will host the webinar entitled Women in higher education: has the female advantage put an end to gender inequalities?

The program will begin with welcoming remarks by Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education; and Moira Faul, NORRAG Executive Director.

On the occasion, UNESCO IESALC will officially launch a comparative report on the female advantage in higher education and the persistence of gender-based inequalities, presented by Daniele Vieira, research coordinator and policy analyst.

Following the presentation, Woohyang Chloe Sim, Researcher, Waseda University Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences (Regional expertise: Gulf States); Rekha Pappu, Professor, Azim Premji School of Education at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Regional expertise: South Asia); Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, Director of the Multi-Sectoral Office in Nairobi for East Africa (TBC), and José Antonio Quinteiro, Programs Coordinator at UNESCO IESALC (Latin America and the Caribbean), will hold a dialogue around the findings of the report and the current status of women participation in their regions of expertise based on the following questions:

  • What is the current status of the participation of women in higher education (as students, faculty or managers) in your region and where do gender-based inequalities persist?
  • What policies, either at national or institutional level, seem to work in your region?
  • What prospects do you see for the future in your region, particularly looking at the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda?

After the presentations, the panelists will respond to questions from the audience. The director of the UNESCO IESALC, Francesc Pedró, will bring the meeting to conclusions.

The event will be streamed via Zoom on March 8th at 9:00 h Caracas time -4GMT | 14:00 h Geneva | 17:00h Nairobi | 19:30h Mumbai | 22:00h Tokyo | and will count on simultaneous interpretation to Spanish.

Registration here: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/

MARCH 8th, 2021 PRELIMINARY AGENDA
14:00h – 14:10h Welcome remarks by Francesc Pedró / UNESCO IESALC Director / Stefania Giannini, UNESCO ADG / Moira Faul, NORRAG Executive Director
14:10h – 14:15h Presentation of the agenda, participation rules for panelists
14:15h – 14:30h Launching of the report Women in higher education: has the female advantage put an end to gender inequalities?, by Daniele Vieira, research coordinator
14:30h-15:30h  Open dialogue by Woohyang Chloe Sim, Researcher, Waseda University Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences (Regional expertise: Gulf States); Rekha Pappu, Professor, Azim Premji School of Education at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Regional expertise: South Asia); Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta (TBC), Director of the Multi-Sectoral Office in Nairobi for East Africa; and José Antonio Quinteiro, IESALC Programs Coordinator (Latin America and the Caribbean)
15:30h – 15:40h Questions from the audience
15:40h – 15:45h Conclusions Francesc Pedró
15:45h – 15:50h Closure and final portrait

Download the report Report Women in higher education: has the female advantage put an end to gender inequalities?

Details

Date:
8 March 2021
Time:
2:00 pm