Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM
August 28 - August 30
Girls and women face multiple challenges that compromise their education opportunities. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and consequently STEM careers. The UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum will be organized over three days, serving as a platform for debate and hands-on learning. The forum seeks to present the latest findings from research and practice, facilitate policy dialogue, and make the case for strengthening girls’ education in STEM subjects. Participation will be by invitation only. Interested participants can register, submit a proposal for a presentation or a workshop, or reserve an exhibition booth online before 19 June 2017.