Kenya hosts FAWE’s 3rd global conference on girls’ education in Africa

Girls in a recent mentorship forum

Kenya is currently hosting The Forum for Africa Women Educationists (FAWE) 3rd International Conference on Girls’ Education in Africa today November 21 that will end tomorrow, November 22, 2023.

The theme for this year is “Transforming Education Systems in Africa: What Works.”

With the overarching goal of providing a comprehensive platform for girls’ education, the conference aims to bring together researchers, academicians, students, governments, innovators and other professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa.

The objective is to deliberate on advancements in advocating for girls’ education and devise innovative solutions to emerging challenges affecting access to quality education in Africa.

Aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 and 5, as well as CESA 16-25, the conference seeks to generate knowledge to inform strategies for expanding educational reach, promoting gender equality, leveraging technology in education, integrating gender-responsive pedagogy in early childhood education, and fostering education for girls.

Additionally, the event will delve into best practices in implementing comprehensive sexuality education.

The conference’s specific goals include generating knowledge for the effective integration of ICT in education and fostering dialogue among teachers, policymakers, youth and educationists to address the rising instances of teenage pregnancies.

It also aims to emphasize appropriate teaching and learning methodologies at all educational levels to enhance gender equality and scrutinize Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) as an integral facet of formal education.

By Viola Chepkemoi

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