May 03

The fourth week of e4e, the E4 e-Conference is starting today.

This week’s keynote will be held on Tuesday, 04 May 2010, 14.30 UTC (view time across timezones) by our moderators Relebohile Moletsane and Patricia Ames on the topic: Connecting social policy: climate change, health, AIDS and girls’ education.

The moderators have already provided initial prompting questions in the forum at:
http://www.e4conference.org/e4e/w4

While a recording of the keynote presentation will only be available after tomorrow’s session, you can already review the slides at:
http://www.e4conference.org/e4e/w4/keynote

The E4 Conference Team

Apr 30

The fourth week of e4e, the E4 e-Conference has the theme “Connecting social policy: climate change, health, AIDS and girls’ education”. Four discussion papers and three abstracts are now available on www.e4conference.org/e4e/w4, covering issues of sustainability, energy consumption, eye care and young people as change agents. In addition to the traditional paper format, Catherine Mbindyo uses multimedia to report on Youth as Development Partners in a narrated slide presentation.

Relebohile Moletsane Patricia Ames

Relebohile Moletsane and Patricia Ames are our hosts for week 4 and will kick off the discussion in the usual style with a few prompting questions early in the week starting on 3rd May 2010. However, please feel free to leave comments at any time,

  • either in the main discussion area at the bottom of the week 4 page,
  • or in the forums for each individual paper/presentation/abstract.

Let us take this opportunity to thank you for your great participation so far, and we hope to maintain momentum in the remaining two weeks of e4e, the E4 e-Conference.

The E4 Conference Team

Apr 26

Week 3 has started

e4e Comments Off

The topic of the third week of the E4 e-conference is “Breaking the silence: contesting violence and girls’ education”. A keynote in English and French is now available from www.e4conference.org/e4e/w3, and this week’s moderators Akansha A. Marphatia and Victorine Djitrinou want to hear from you in the online forums on the same page.

Please participate: The outcomes from the online discussions will feed into the Dakar conference.

Apr 23

The third week of the E4 e-conference will start on Monday, 26 April 2010, at 09:00 UTC (view time across timezones) with a keynote by Akanksha Marphatia and Victorine Djitrinou, who will be the moderators for the third week.

The topic for the third week is “Breaking the silence: contesting violence and girls’ education”. Violence in, on the way to, or associated with school is emerging as an important reason why girls do not attend. However, attending and completing school or membership of an adult education group may give girls and women particular resources to challenge gender based violence.

We will offer discussion papers, raise questions for debate, and look forward to another week of insightful discussions. The access link for the live keynote will be published at www.e4conference.org/e4e/w3 a few hours before the start of the session. As always, the session will be recorded and made available on the e4e website.

Please note that the discussions for week 1 and 2 are still open – please share your views, thoughts, and experiences!

The E4 Conference Team

Apr 19

The recording of this week’s keynote on Quality Education for Gender Equality by Sheila Aikman and Elaine Unterhalter is now available from:
www.e4conference.org/e4e/w2/keynote

The discussion on the same subject is now underway at:
www.e4conference.org/e4e/w2

Please join the discussion at the bottom of the page above.

The E4 Conference Team

Apr 18

E-Conference Week Two

e4e Comments Off

After a successful first week with over 50 contributions, we are starting the second week of the E4 E-Conference today!

You are welcome to join the live keynote on 19 April at 7.30am UTC (view time across timezones) by Sheila Aikman and Elaine Unterhalter.

Discussion Papers

The discussion papers for this week, including the discussion forum, are available from:
www.e4conference.org/e4e/w2
Discussion prompts will be published to the forum directly after the keynote.
Watch this screen recording on how to work with the online forum

Live Keynote

See www.e4conference.org/e4e/w2 for details on how to access the keynote webinar.
To follow the keynote live, please make sure that your computer is set up correctly:

  • You will need headphones or speakers.
  • Go to www.elluminate.com/support and log into the Configuration Room, and follow the steps.
  • If you can get into the Configuration Room successfully, you are fully prepared! Otherwise, please follow the support links on the Elluminate website.

The keynote will be recorded and made available on the webpage for week 2.

The E4 Conference Team

Apr 18
John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco (Image © Cisco)

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco (Image © Cisco)

The fifth segment of the UNGEI Leaders for Education Series features John T. Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco. As UNGEI’s newest Global Advisory Committee member, here he talks to us about what education means to him and the role of women in fuelling economic growth, not just at Cisco, but in the developing world.
John has been widely recognized for his and Cisco’s philanthropic leadership, recently receiving the first-ever Clinton Global Citizen Award from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and the U.S. State Department’s top corporate social responsibility award from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He has also been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, and the prestigious Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award, an award given by CEOs to their CEO peers.

Chambers takes an active role in corporate social responsibility initiatives worldwide, which most recently includes forming a public-private partnership to help rebuild healthcare and education models in the Sichuan, China region impacted by the May 2008 earthquake. Chambers also co-sponsored the Jordan Education Initiative, which Cisco has worked on in partnership with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and the World Economic Forum. Additionally, in late 2006, Chambers co-led a delegation of U.S. business leaders, in partnership with the U.S. State Department, to form the Partnership for Lebanon, helping provide critically needed resources for ongoing reconstruction in Lebanon. Chambers has also spearheaded several other education initiatives, including the 21st Century Schools initiative, to improve education and opportunity for children in the Gulf Coast Region affected by Hurricane Katrina. Read John Chambers’  thoughts on the role of women within Cisco, the importance of the Internet and the largest e-learning programme in the world.

The interview is available in full UNGEI

Apr 13

Elaine Unterhalter and Amy North presented on Poverty, Intersecting Inequalities and Girls’ Right to Education, and they introduced this week’s discussion papers. To view the recording, please go to the e4e Week 1 Keynote page at:
http://www.e4conference.org/e4e/w1/keynote

Elaine and Amy have also raised a number of questions on our discussion forum.
Please reply to share your views and experiences.

Apr 11

In a few hours, the E4 e-Conference will start with a live keynote by Elaine Unterhalter and Amy North.
12 April, 6am UTC (view time across time zones)

Live Keynote

To follow the keynote live, please make sure that your computer is set up correctly:

  • You will need headphones or speakers.
  • Go to www.elluminate.com/support and log into the Configuration Room, and follow the steps.
  • If you can get into the Configuration Room successfully, you are fully prepared! Otherwise, please follow the support links on the Elluminate website.

To access the keynote, a link will be published both on the E-Conference overview page and the e4e Week 1 page about one hour before the start of the keynote.

The keynote will be recorded and published shortly after, thus giving you the chance to catch up in your own time.

Discussion Papers

For every week, we have invited discussion papers. These will be published at the beginning of the week and be available as further resources with more detailed information on selected topics.

Online Discussions

For every week of the e-Conference, we have created a page with a discussion forum. To leave messages or reply to other people’s comments, just go to the relevant week page and type away. You may want to login or register a new account:

  • If you have a Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress.com or OpenID account, you can use this account to log in on our website. Just press the relevant button in the discussion forum.
  • You can register a new account on IntenseDebate, which is the discussion system we are using. Just press the IntenseDebate button in the discussion forum to create a new account.

We have created a screen recording as an introduction to the forum system:
View Screen Recording on how to participate in the online discussion

Please note:

  • The first week’s topic including discussion prompts will be introduced in the keynote and appear in the forums shortly after.
  • Your first comment will need to be approved by our moderator team, which may take a while. Every subsequent comment you make will be published instantly.

The E4 Conference Team

Apr 07

A preliminary programme outline for the e4e e-conference is now available from the e4e section. View the individual pages for week 1-4 for an overview of paper titles that have been selected. The actual papers will be published a few days before the relevant week.

Email Newsletter

You can now subscribe to our e4e email newsletter for updates on the e-conference.
Announcements from the email newsletter will also appear on the e-conference entrance page.

e4e Launch Webinar

The e4e launch webinar with E4 Conference Co-Director Elaine Unterhalter will be held on Monday, 12 April 2010 at 7am UTC (view time across time zones). Details on how to access this webinar will be published soon.

To check the technical requirements for the webinar, please visit the Elluminate Support website and try to access the Configuration Room in step 2. If you can access this room, you will be fully prepared, otherwise please follow the support guidance on the Elluminate website. Please note that we will record this webinar and make it available from this website.

Registration

Please note that it is not required to register for the e-conference. We are following an innovative approach and rely on Web 2.0 tools and open social media for communication, and you can use your existing Twitter, Facebook or OpenID accounts to log in.

However, regular contributors without any such accounts may find it more convenient to register an account at IntenseDebate, our discussion system. In that case, please use the Login or IntenseDebate button in any comment area, e.g. the pages for weeks 1-4, to register an account. More detailed information is currently being prepared.

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