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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 girls in underserved communities 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).

Reflections by The Hon  Julia Gillard AC, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, in conversation with Fiona Mavhinga, Executive Director – CAMFED Association Development

Remarks by Stephen Twigg MP, former UK Shadow Secretary of State for Education

Research overview with:

  • Dr Nkanileka Mgonda, University of Dar es Salaam
  • Dr Rose Mwaipopo, University of Dar es Salaam
  • Dr Luisa Ciampi, REAL Centre, Cambridge

Panel discussion including:

  • Lawrence John Sanga, Assistant Director Policy & Planning, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Tanzania
  • Dr Sempeho Siafu, Director of Academics, Tanzania Institute of Adult Education
  • Mitali Wroczynski, Associate Director Partnerships, Co-Impact
  • Anna Sawaki, Director of Programmes & Partnerships, CAMFED Tanzania

Research and action discussion including:

  • Professor Pauline Rose, Director of the REAL Centre
  • Lydia Wilbard, Executive Director: Learning & Engagement, CAMFED

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