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Join us or catch up on events all around girls' education and women's leadership in Africa

Catch up on events you missed, or register for upcoming events hosted by CAMFED, or with CAMFED participation.

Our leaders and experts regularly participate in webinars, conferences and conversations to discuss the barriers’ to girls’ education in sub-Saharan Africa, and the holistic solutions that can change the status quo for girls and their communities for good.

We’re grateful to all the partners and champions that ask us to join panel discussions, and to all the curious who log in to learn, share their own experiences, and become champions and change makers in their own right.

Here’s what’s coming up, and what you can still watch:

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Transformative Education - Shifting gender social norms in and through education - HYBRID EVENT

This research event – open to join online or in person – is organized by the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge, CAMFED, and the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam. It highlights a new study on interventions in education that have the potential to shift harmful gender social norms and catalyze wider systems transformation. An expert panel, bringing together researchers and government representatives, will explore the contribution of CAMFED’s Learner Guide model to improving outcomes for marginalized girls in Tanzania. The panel will also discuss the prospects for scaling such an intervention in national school systems in Tanzania and across the region.

Opening Keynote on Global Education by Alicia Herbert OBE, Director of Education, Gender and Equality and the UK’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

Remarks by the Hon Julia Gillard AC, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Location: Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Hills Road, Cambridge and online

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. BST | 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. CAT | 6 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT (lunch for in-house guests will be provided)

Learn more and register to attend (free)
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Meaningful Measurement for Girls' Empowerment and Equitable Impact - Marmalade Festival at Skoll World Forum

CAMFED’s Lydia Wilbard and Catherine Boyce joined an exciting session co-hosted by MSI Reproductive Choices, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and the Migrants Resilience Collaborative. They spoke about innovative measurement approaches that are accountable to girls, young women and their communities as we look at impact for girls’ health, education, livelihoods and human rights outcomes. Other expert panelists talked about how we can use equity metrics to define, drive, measure and sustain impact.

Date:  Thursday 11 April 2024

Time:  12:30 – 2 PM BST (UK)

Location:  John Wesley Room, Wesley Memorial, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH

Recording coming soon!

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Putting People First to Achieve System Change - Marmalade Festival at Skoll World Forum

How do we develop collective leadership to transform systems? CAMFED’s Fiona Mavhinga joined Claire Wathen (Skoll Foundation), Folawe Omikunle (Teach For Nigeria), Faith Rose (BHP Foundation) and moderator Faith Abiodun (United World Colleges) in this exciting participatory session hosted by the People First Community.

Date:  Thursday 11 April 2024

Time:  12:30 – 2 PM BST (UK)

Location:  Said Business School, The Nest, Oxford, UK

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People First Community Talk with Angie Murimirwa and Mwangala Mukelabai

March 5, 2024

Join our CEO Angeline (Angie) Murimirwa and CAMFED Zambia Program Manager Mwangala Mukelabai –  members of the CAMFED Association of women leaders educated with CAMFED support – and Radha Ruparell of the People First Community to discuss collective leadership for girls’ education, sisterhood, and the power of communities to deliver a better world for all children, at scale.

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2023 Yidan Prize Summit

December 4, 2023

2020 Yidan Prize for Education Development laureates Angeline (Angie) Murimirwa, CAMFED CEO, and Lucy Lake, CAMFED Executive Advisor, joined forces with The Hon. Dr David Moinina Sengeh, Chief Minister and former Education Minister of Sierra Leone and author of the book Radical Inclusion, Ruth Kagia, former Global Education Director at the World Bank, as well as Baela Raza Jamil of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) in Pakistan. In the Summit’s final session, they discussed what equity and inclusion in education means for systems change, drawing on CAMFED’s three decades of experience in advancing girls’ education in rural Africa. 

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3rd International Quality Education Conference (IQEC)

November 28, 2023

At the 3rd Annual International Quality Education Conference (IQEC) hosted by the Tanzania Education Network (TEN/MET), of which CAMFED is a longstanding member, our Executive Director for Learning and Engagement, Lydia Wilbard, joined a panel discussion about addressing early marriage and teen pregnancy. She spoke alongside education specialists from Zimbabwe and the World Bank. The next day, CAMFED Tanzania and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) hosted a roundtable for Civil Society Organizations.

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Day of the Girl Climate Action Roundtable with Chise Kabungo

CAMFED Association climate-smart Agriculture Guide Chise Kabungo joined a virtual roundtable in honor of International Day of the Girl, hosted by FHI 360 and including leaders from the  FCDO’s Girls’ Education Challenge and other partners. Speaking alongside other youth leaders, Chise described the effects of climate change on her rural community in Zambia, and what young educated women are doing about it. 

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Shungu Gwarinda at 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly with Devex

September 20, 2023

Shungu Gwarinda, CAMFED’s Executive Director – Africa, joined a side event hosted by Devex at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

She spoke alongside Palwasha Hassan of Mina’s List, Jennifer O’Donoghue of the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and Eric Hanushek of Stanford University on the topic of ‘Transforming education: Overcoming crisis, improving learning outcomes.

 

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Women Deliver 2023 Conference, Kigali, Rwanda

July 17-20, 2023

Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED CEO, and Lydia Wilbard, CAMFED Executive Director: Learning and Engagement traveled to Kigali to participate in the Women Deliver 2023 Conference. They spoke at a number of sessions, including in the Education Zone hosted by the Global Partnership for Education and Echidna Giving, and strategic partners in discussion on a variety of themes including equitable education and girls’ readiness for the 21st century economy.

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CAMFED 101 with Fiona Mavhinga and Mercy Chirwa

May 17, 2023

CAMFED’s annual online “101” event returned, hosted this year by the CAMFED Association’s Executive Advisor, Fiona Mavhinga. Fiona was joined at the event by Mercy Chirwa, a CAMFED Association member from Malawi, who has been part of our frontline efforts in response to Cyclone Freddy. Watch the conversation to learn about our history, our work, and our goals.

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2023 Skoll World Forum

April 12-14, 2023

10 years after sharing her life story at the 2013 Skoll World Forum, CAMFED’s Lydia Wilbard joined in with celebrations at this special 20th Anniversary edition: “Let’s come together to accelerate innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.”

Lydia co-narrated and starred in an inspiring film about 20 Years of Impact, which premiered at the event’s Opening Plenary. 

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Project Drawdown Climate Action Webinar

March 9, 2023

Hear from CAMFED Association member and Agriculture Expert Natasha Lwanda and other experts at this online event “Women leading climate action through health, education, and agriculture” as part of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women NGO Forum. The conversation centers on women’s rights, climate justice, and action by and for those most impacted by climate change.

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Instagram Live with CAMFED partner Marcella

March 7, 2023

Marcella, an ethical New York clothing brand empowering women and girls, hosted an Instagram Live session with CAMFED’s Lydia Wilbard and Emily Zemke to discuss the impact of our partnership and what drives Marcella to be a socially motivated business.

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CAMFED at COP27

CAMFED’s climate game changers and guests joined the Climate Education Hub discussion hosted by EARTHDAY in the Blue Zone of COP27 in the Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center with the theme “Climate Education for Resilience and Equity in sub-Saharan Africa”.

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60 million girls foundation virtual conference 2022

November 10, 2022

Girls’ education: the crucial link for climate action

Watch the 2022 conference to discover the latest research, innovations, and projects in girls’ education. Join Wanda Bedard – President and Founder of 60 million girls foundation and CAMFED’s leader Angeline Murimirwa as they discuss education as a powerful tool not only for ending extreme poverty, but also for tackling climate change. 

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2022 Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony

October 20-21, 2022

CAMFED’s Executive Director – Africa, Angeline Murimirwa (who accepted the 2021 Hilton Prize on CAMFED’s behalf) joined journalist, producer and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien in conversation at the 2022 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Symposium and Ceremony, held in Beverly Hills, California to discuss “Girls’ education as a catalyst for change. Congratulations to this year’s Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize recipient, the Norwegian Refugee Council!

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Global Partnership for Education Knowledge & Innovation Exchange Symposium (KIX)

October 12-13, 2022

Lydia Wilbard, Executive Director, CAMFED Tanzania joined a live streamed event hosted by CAMFED partners the Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (GPE KIX). The symposium took a deep dive in two education priorities that have emerged through the initiative: Gender Equality and Data Systems/Use.

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Young women entrepreneurs in the spotlight on Citi TV Ghana

Citi TV — one of Ghana’s leading television channels — is shining a spotlight on young women entrepreneurs through a series of interviews on its popular Breakfast Daily show. Catch up on the broadcasts with CAMFED Association members as they share their experience of entrepreneurship: their challenges, successes, and hopes for the future. 

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Stanford Yidan Summit - Inclusive Education Panel

September 28, 2022

Watch CAMFED’s Executive Director – Africa, Angeline Murimirwa speak on the opening Inclusive Education panel of the Stanford Education Summit co-hosted by the Yidan Prize Foundation.  The session was moderated by Liz Willen of the Heckinger Report. Joining Angie were Patricia Bromley and Jonathan Rosa of the Stanford Graduate School of Education; Eric Hanushek (Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution) and Carol Dweck (Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford).

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One Young World Summit 2022 (Digital Edition) - "Advancing Girls' Education: The Path to Gender Equality?"

September 6, 2022

Moderator Mary Helda Akongo, Fundi Girls Program Lead, Fundi Bots is joined by Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director – Africa, CAMFED; Salimatou Fatty, Founder and Executive Director, Salimatou Foundation for Education; and Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Syrian refugee and education activist, for a lively discussion.

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International Quality Education Conference (IQEC): Re-thinking the Role of Education

August 25, 2022

The 2nd International Quality Education Conference (IQEC) held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania brought together education stakeholders from across the globe.  CAMFED’s Executive Advisor, Barbara Chilangwa, and CAMFED Tanzania’s Executive Director, Lydia Wilbard, joined to discuss how we transform educations systems for the most vulnerable children.

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Harvard GlobalWE Connect Fireside Chat featuring CAMFED USA

June 25, 2022

Hear from Brooke Hutchinson, Executive Director, CAMFED USA Foundation, as she joins this Fireside Chat with Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment. In conversation with GlobalWE member Wendy Barreno, Brooke spoke about our leadership model that places young women at the forefront of change.

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Leadership Journeys: A Conversation with Hilton Prize Laureates

June 23, 2022

Join three dynamic global leaders: Maggie Miller, Senior Director, Hilton Humanitarian Prize at Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; Kennedy Odede, Founder & CEO of SHOFCO (2018 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate) and Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director —Africa here at CAMFED (2021 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate) for this conversation hosted by The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Atlas Corps. 

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Project Drawdown: Climate-Poverty Connections Webinar Series - Part Two

June 1, 2022

CAMFED’s Portia Kuffuor joined fellow global experts representing Project Drawdown, CARE-WWF Alliance, BRAC, and The Jane Goodall Institute. Their discussion centered on how climate solutions that protect and restore ecosystems and foster equality can contribute to socioeconomic, health, equity, and environmental gains.

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Choosing Change: How to Assess Proposals for Their Potential to Reduce Structural Inequality, with Angeline Murimirwa

May 3, 2022

Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED Executive Director, joined this webinar hosted by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Lever for Change.  They presented a toolkit to help donors and funders at all levels identify proposals and teams that have potential to advance  systemic change.

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Your CAMFED Sisterhood celebrates Earth Day 2022

April 22, 2022

It was wonderful to have so many of you join us for our Earth Day 2022 Facebook Live conversation from Harare, Zimbabwe! Thank you for your patience as we were delayed by sudden rain and had to relocate indoors, and were later hit by a power outage! These challenges did not dampen our sisters’ passion, and we were honored to be joined by guest and education advocate Vee Kativhu for dancing and discussions.

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Skoll Virtual Ecosystem Event 2022: Can Solutions to the Climate Crisis Also Address Poverty?

April 8, 2022

This panel event hosted by the Skoll World Forum features CAMFED’s Harriet Cheelo, a sustainable agriculture expert, representing our movement alongside experts from Proximity Designs, Project Drawdown and Mulago Foundation. Find out how we can solve the climate crisis and address poverty alleviation at the same time. 

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Improving Rural Girls' Access to Education: how integrating solutions to transport poverty reduces systemic barriers

April 5, 2022

CAMFED Malawi’s Susan Silika joined a panel discussion hosted by Giving Women in partnership with World Bicycle Relief, to explore how overcoming the barrier of mobility and transport poverty, as part of a holisitic package of support, can enable girls to go to school, stay there, learn, and thrive.

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Education for Opportunity - The unstoppable momentum of women’s leadership

March 24, 2022

This event features CAMFED Association member, Salma Dhilwayo, and Executive Director for CAMFED Zimbabwe, Dr. Shungu Gwarinda, in conversation with Chief Development Officer, Emily Zemke. They discuss how women’s leadership can advance real change, whether through enacting legislation and policy changes, or by serving as visible examples of what girls and educated young women can accomplish.

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Dorcas Lukwesa on an agriculture panel hosted by the African Diaspora Network

March 23, 2022

CAMFED Association member and sustainable agriculture expert Dorcas Lukwesa joined a group of climate and sustainable food specialists to discuss opportunities, funding avenues, and best practices for shaping the future of the agricultural sector in Africa.

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CAMFED 101 featuring Eliza Chikoti

March 23, 2022

Our virtual CAMFED 101 gave new supporters the chance to learn more about our movement for girls’ education and women’s leadership in Africa. Eliza Chikoti from Malawi joined the session to represent the 208,000-strong CAMFED Association, the powerful pan-African network of women leaders educated with CAMFED support.

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LottoLove's Laura Beck hosts Brooke Hutchinson on Insta Live

March 11, 2022

This International Women’s Day, Laura Beck of LottoLove – which counts CAMFED among its charitable partners – invited CAMFED USA Executive Director Brooke Hutchinson for a chat about the power of girls’ education and women’s leadership, and the difference your support makes.

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Esnath Divasoni on a climate action panel chaired by Julia Gillard

March 7, 2022

Esnath Divasoni represented our Sisterhood in a discussion about women’s leadership in climate action, which was chaired by Former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard. Esnath spoke about the role of education in enabling her and her sisters across Africa to take the lead and improve climate resilience for thousands of people in rural communities.  

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