Connecting social policy: climate change, health, AIDS and girls’ education
|Discussion||May 3rd – 7th|
|Keynote||Tuesday, 04 May 2010, 14.30 UTC
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|Moderators||Relebohile Moletsane and Patricia Ames|
Another key challenge is to overcome the lack of connection between different levels and forms of policy formulation and practice, and how to build and support participatory processes that involve a wide constituency in confronting gross inequities. What is entailed goes well beyond the task of enrolling girls’ names on registers or seating them in class. Schemes such as school feeding, which tackle both attendance and the health problems for girls associated with malnutrition in adolescence, are not widespread enough. There has been recognition that school is an important site to provide some of the education that could protect against the spread of HIV, but very few countries have given sufficient attention to gender in their education and HIV plans, and realising gender equality in schools in the context of the epidemic has been enormously difficult. Nonetheless enormously creative and diverse initiatives are underway, despite the harshness of the present moment, so marked by inequality, conflict, and threats associated with climate change and economic recession.
|EN||Connecting social policy: climate change, health, AIDS and girls’ education||Relebohile Moletsane and Patricia Ames|
|1.||EN||Harnessing energy crisis and gender empowerment: Impacts of household energy consumption pattern on women’s welfare and education||Folaranmi D. Babalola|
|2.||EN||Sustainable futures, durable inequalities: Investigating the linkages between the promotion of sustainability and gender equality in education||Stefan Bengtsson|
|3.||EN||Expanding access to quality education in Africa by 2015: The case for the girl with visual impairment||Wilfred Mugo Maina|
|4.||EN||Youth as development partners (narrated slide presentation)||Catherine Ndunge Mbindyo|
The following abstracts report on papers to be presented in Dakar from 17-20 May 2010:
|1.||EN||Gender, Schooling and Poverty in Peru||Patricia Ames, Rita Carrillo|
|2.||EN||Lessons on Food and Hunger: In Search of Transformative Education||Anita Rampal, Harsh Mandar|
|3.||EN||Engendering Rural Eye Care for Access to Education||Ajita Vidyarthi, Rajat Chabba|
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