Gender-Responsive and Disability Inclusive Education for All
After several months of extreme school disruption due to the Covid–19 pandemic, world leaders are coming together at the Global Education Summit to reflect on progress made to provide all children with a quality education, and ensure education policies are fully funded.
Leonard Cheshire, Sight Savers, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the World Bank, GCE, and UNGEI will come together to explore what inclusive education models look like, and discuss barriers and opportunities for all girls with disabilities to be and remain in school.
The event will be an opportunity to discuss solutions and agree on a set of recommendations to take forward to the Global Education Summit.
The event will be moderated by:
- Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor of the World Bank Group, World Bank, United States
- Sarah Musau, Leonard Cheshire Youth Advocate, Kenya
- Helen Grant, UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Girls’ Education
- Dr Elyas Abdi, Director General, State Department for Early Learning and Basic Education, Kenya
- Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame, Gender and Disability Rights Advocate, UNCRPD
- Shrutilata Singh, youth advocate, Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network (CCYDN)
- Daniela Gordon, young activist, Interamerican Institute of Disability and Inclusive Development (iiDi)
- Martin Okiyo, Inclusive Education Technical Advisor, Leonard Cheshire Kenya, Kenya
- Tiangay Gondoe, Programme Officer Sightsavers
- Jorge U. Colin, Education Specialist at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)
- Jennifer Rigg, Executive Director, GCE-US
- Elaine Green, Head of Influencing, Campaigns and Public Affairs, Leonard Cheshire
- Antara Ganguli, Head of the UNGEI Secretariat
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