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Launch Webinar: Gender-Sensitive Global Citizenship and Life Skills Education for Youth

Posted in Blogs on September 23, 2021

On September 30th, we hosted the first of a series of webinars under the Reach out to Asia (ROTA) – Aflatoun project “Gender-Sensitive Global Citizenship and Life Skills Education for Youth” implemented in Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Ivory Coast, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, discussing the empowerment of girls by equipping them with skills in line with global citizenship education (GCED) framework.

The webinar focused on how the project plans to respond to the challenges faced by youth struggling with widespread poverty, limited access to education and health services, and persistent discrimination and violence due to gender, race, ethnic background, disability, or other factors of marginalisation. The project will respond to these challenges by providing gender-sensitive GCED and life skills education, focusing on increasing access to safe and gender-inclusive education services that offer stability, structure and learning spaces for youth.



08.55 – 09.10: Opening Remarks by Mr. Jumeri S.TP., M.Si, Director-General of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of Indonesia ,

and Mr. Girman Thapa, Director at the Training Section, Center for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD) / Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Nepal 

Session 1: Unlocking Youth’s Potential as Agents of Change

09.10 – 09.20: Advocate for girls’ empowerment through global citizenship education (GCED) and life skills: Local initiatives and experiences in Pakistan and Nepal 

  • Presentation by Ms. Manizeh Bano, Executive Director of Sahil Pakistan 
  • Presentation by Ms. Rosy Shakya, Programme Coordinator of Samunnat Nepal 

09.20-09.25: Empowering adolescents, particularly young women/girls, through financial and social education, by Mr. Roeland Monasch, CEO of Aflatoun International

09.25-09.30: Q&A and Discussion 

Session 2:  Empowering Youth Towards a Secure and Sustainable World 

09.30-09.35: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through GCED: Intersections between GCED and SDG 5 in particular, other SDGs in general by Mr. Khalid Al-Naama, Family Policy Director, Doha Family Institute 

09.35-09.40: The leadership role of young girls and women in peace and security: challenges, lessons learned, successes by Ms Caroline Descrombris, Executive Director of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) 

09.40-09.45: Q&A and Discussion

09.45-09.50: Video on voices of youth around the globe  

Session 3: Building Resilience for Future Development 

09.50-09.55: Girls / Young Women as informed, engaged, skilful global citizens for climate change action by Mr. Hong Reaksmey, Country Director for ActionAid Cambodia

09.55-10.00: Advancing marginalised girls/women as key players for sustainable development through research and programming by Dr. Logan John Robert Cochrane, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) College of Public Policy 

10.00-10.05: Q&A and Discussion

10.05-10.10: Wrap-up and closing of the event 

Closing remarks by Ms Mehnaz Akber Aziz, Member National Assembly- Pakistan, Convener Special Committee on Child Rights,  Asia Representative– International Parliamentary Education Network


Watch the recording below