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Keynote Recordings

First keynote (week 1)
Second keynote (week 2)
Third keynote (week 3)
Fourth keynote (week 4)
Fifth keynote (week 5)


To open up the discussion and allow the broadest possible participation in the E4 initiative, we will be holding an e-conference prior to the E4 conference in Dakar in May. The e-conference will take place over a period of 5 weeks, between April 12th and May 14th. Each week will focus on one of the themes emerging from the situation analysis produced for the conference:

April 12th – 16th Poverty, intersecting inequalities and girls’ rights to education
April 19th – 23rd Quality education for gender equality
April 26th – 30th Breaking the silence: contesting violence and girls’ education
May 3rd – 7th Connecting social policy: climate change, health, AIDS and girls’ education
May 10th – 14th Convergence week

Each week will be hosted by two moderators from the field. They will monitor, facilitate and if necessary moderate the on-line discussions.

Introductory sessions will be webcast live via Elluminate audio-graphical conferencing, and will also be recorded and made available for off-line viewing.

The discussion on the site will continue for a few days after the keynote, and then we will publish a report summarising the emerging issues and insights.

In the convergence week the public will have a last chance to discuss the issues.

A report summarising the e-conference will be published on-line and presented at the conference in Dakar.

Who should attend?

First and foremost: you! Bring your experiences from practice. We particularly welcome participation from academics, practitioners, and policy makers.

How do I participate?

  • You can join our weekly webcasts to hear an overview of the issues arising from the discussion papers, or watch the recording. Access details will be published on the relevant week pages.
  • You can join the conversation by reading, responding to or opening new threads on the discussion at the bottom of each week’s page.


We aim to be as open as possible, so you can join the discussion without registration. However, you may wish to register/login for added comfort. Instructions on how to use our discussion system can be reviewed in this screen recording.

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May 20

The E4 Conference has now finished. The webcast recording from the Closing Plenary and Closing Ceremony is available from:

We will continue to update the E4 Website with news and follow ups from the conference. The declaration will be published soon, and we will also provide more reports from the conference. Our social media channels, such as our Flickr page and our YouTube channel, will be updated as well, so please keep yourself updated at:

The E4 Conference Team

May 20

Dakar on Thursday

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The final day of the E4 Conference will conclude with the closing plenary at 15:30h Dakar time (view time across timezones), which will be webcast live at:

The agenda for the closing plenary includes presentations from the working groups on each of the three streams, Poverty, Violence and Quality. A general final discussion will follow, and the E4 Conference will conclude with the UNGEI Dakar Declaration on Girls’ Education.

The webcast will be recorded.

Also, take the opportunity to visit our YouTube channel, which includes many short video interviews of conference delegates, who are summarising some of the sessions and discussions:

The E4 Conference Team

May 19

Today we are continuing to report live from Dakar. The first plenary is now underway, and you can follow it live from the link below or watch the recording later:

This morning’s plenary is on Quality Education for Equality, with Mr Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Mr Albert Motivans, Head, Education Indicators and Data Analysis, UNESCO Institute of Statistics, and Ms Codou Diaw, UNGEI GAC member and Executive Director, Forum for African Woman Educationalists.

This afternoon, we will have a plenary on Expanding Opportunities, with UNGEI GAC members Ms Nitya Rao and Mr Alfie Hamid, Ms Awa N’Deye Ouedraogo, Ms Hege Mertyberg and Ms Susan Durston.

We also have videos from yesterday on our YouTube channel at:
And photos on our flickr page:

The E4 Conference Team

May 18

We will webcast live from the E4 Conference in Dakar. The schedule is below. The first session starts NOW!

Webcast Schedule

Tuesday 18 May 2010

08:30-10:00 (convert time) Intersecting Inequalities: Partnerships for Girls’ Rights in Education

14:00-15:00 (convert time) Contesting Violence: the Transformative Role of Girls’ Education

Wednesday 19 May 2010

08:30-10:00 (convert time) Quality Education for Equality: Lessons from Policy and Practice

14:00-15:30 (convert time) Expanding Opportunities: Harnessing the Power of Partnerships

Thursday 20 May 2010

15:30-17:30 (convert time) Closing Plenary

The recording link will be made available shortly before these sessions at:


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