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Cracking the code: girls’ education in STEM

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The UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum will take place from 28-30 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

About the conference

More female students are in school today than ever before but they do not always have equal opportunities to complete and benefit from the education of their choice. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies and consequently STEM careers.

The UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum aims to ‘crack the code’ by identifying the factors that promote girls’ and women’s participation, achievement and continuation in STEM studies and careers. It will be a platform to present the latest findings from research and practice, and to facilitate policy dialogue, experience sharing and collaboration among participants.

The programme

The programme will be developed through an abstract-driven process, and include:

  • plenary sessions, combining high-level and panel discussions, town hall formats, and other technology-based activities
  • concurrent sessions, including: a) panel discussions to share research findings, school practices, and lessons learned, and b) workshops for hands-on learning activities, simulations and other opportunities for skills-transfer
  • exhibition booths to present products and approaches, and for hands-on demonstrations and interactions
  • a one-day Policy Forum with the participation of Ministers of Education and other high-level representatives to examine how governments are prioritising and promoting STEM education for girls, and how to address the many challenges

Visit the website of the forum.



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