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08 March 2021: UNESCO-IESALC Women participation in higher education: an overview of recent data

The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC)  is hosting an online webinar titled, “Women participation in higher education: an overview of recent data on 8 March, 2021 from 14:00-15:30 CET.

This event follows the publication of the UNESCO-IESALC report, Towards Universal Access to Higher Education: International Trends, which was released in December 2020. The report revealed that women’s enrollment in tertiary education went from 19% to 41%, making them the main beneficiaries of increased access to higher education worldwide. What is behind these statistics?

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Tentative Programme

14:00h – 14:10h Opening – UNESCO (Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education) & NORRAG (Moira V. Faul, Executive Director)
14:10h – 14:15h Presentation of the agenda and participation rules for panelists
14:15h – 14:30h Presentation of the report: Towards Universal Access to Higher Education: International Trends
14:30h – 15:15h Open dialogue with the participation of:
Africa – Ann Therese Ndong Jatta, UNESCO Director for the Bureau of Education in Africa
Asia – TBD
Arab States – TBD
Latin America – TBD
15:15h – 15:25h Q&A
15:25h – 15:30h Closing – UNESCO (Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education) & NORRAG (Moira V. Faul, Executive Director)

 

 

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