This conference is organised under the broad theme of harnessing the power of partnerships to improve girls’ access to quality education globally. The content of the conference is divided into three inter-related streams – poverty, violence and quality – that examine key opportunities to strengthen partnerships working to achieve gender equality through education. Dismantling the barriers to a quality education for all girls and boys requires technical knowledge as well as time to think together and discuss paths and solutions. Therefore, the format of this three-day conference combines presentations and participatory working group sessions organised around each of the three steams. Each participant will join one of those streams to build a common knowledge on the topic with fellow participants and to collectively produce concrete plans for applying that knowledge in practice.
To learn across the streams, all participants will participate in plenary sessions on days one and two. Each of these plenary sessions will relate to one of the three main streams, drawing out key issues within each stream and the intersections across all three. On the afternoon of day two, we will hold a partnership forum comprised of bi- and multi-lateral donors, foundations, private sector partners, and multiple agencies. Each will speak to their organization’s role, challenges and experiences in working with partners towards the shared goal of quality education for all girls and boys, and gender equality.
For further details, please see the D-Conference section.