The Learning Deficit: implications from the pandemic for girls’ education
The unprecedented disruption to education caused by the pandemic have left millions of children around the world without any access to learning, and teenage girls from low income backgrounds are disproportionately affected. The implications for gender equality are grim as the failure to prior-itise the educational needs of girls risks further entrenching their disadvantages.This panel will discuss how societies must respond to help these marginalised girls. What is the nature of successful gender-responsive policies? What can private organisations do?
Dr Hannah Nazri, Specialty trainee doctor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford. She was a finalist of the 2020 UK Women of the Future Award for the Commonwealth Category and is the Equality Lead for Europe of the Royal Commonwealth Society, She is also the chair of the Board of Trustees at the Kalsom Movement, a student-led charity organisation in Malaysia
Najelaa Shihab is an educator based in Indonesia who has founded several in-novative initiatives, including the recently launched Karier.mu, an education plat-form for jobseekers, Sekolah.mu, the first digitally integrated school in Indonesia, and Sinedu.id, an online platform that curates movies used as learning resources. She is also the founder and Trustee of PSPK (Pusat Studi Pendidikan dan Kebi-jakan), which supports educational research and advocacy
Akashamitra Turnbull has worked as a project manager, consultant and trainer in the NGO sector for over 25 years, in the U.K., India and New York. He currently works as a Programmes Manager for Karuna, a char-ity which funds and works in partnership with NGOs in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. His role involves overseeing the implementation of in-coun-try projects in the areas of education, gender equality and dignified liveli-hoodsPlease
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