International Day of the Girl Roundtable
Voices, Stories, Actions: Adolescent Girls Using Education to Fight Climate Change
Join FHI 360’s celebration of International Day of the Girl by participating in a virtual roundtable on how adolescent girls use education to combat climate change and promote gender equality. FHI 360 will host this dynamic, interactive event alongside the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO); U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Participants will discuss the role of education in sparking and supporting grassroots movements led by adolescents, including marginalized girls, to increase understanding of how climate change affects their communities and how education can reinforce adaptation practices. The roundtable will feature young leaders from Bolivia, Egypt, Nepal and Zambia, who will share their experiences in using education to fight climate change. By amplifying their voices, stories and actions, the roundtable seeks to inspire change, foster partnerships, and promote a more resilient and climate-smart education agenda.
Engage in this enlightening conversation and hear how adolescent girls around the world are working to create enduring change in their communities.
Introductions and welcome
- Dr. Tessie San Martin, CEO, FHI 360
- Dr. Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, Senior Strategy Advisor, Global Education, FHI 360
- Shreesha Nankhwa, Social and Behavior Change Communication Officer, FHI 360 (moderator)
- Maithy Asuncion, Teacher, Bolivia
- Dina Said, STEM Student Graduate, USAID STEM Teacher Education and School Strengthening activity, Egypt
- Chise Kabungo, Agriculture and Learner Guide, Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), Zambia
- LeAnna Marr, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID
- Judith Herbertson, Head of the Girls’ Education department, FCDO
- Robert Jenkins, Global Disability Advisor, Director of Education and Adolescent Development, Programme Group, UNICEF