Creating an equitable future through education
A Cambridge event with the Yidan Prize Foundation
Inequality in education didn’t start with the pandemic—but it’s more starkly obvious now than ever before.
We’re bringing together education and inclusion experts to explore how to level the playing field for all. Together with the Yidan Prize Foundation and the University of Cambridge, CAMFED is hosting a conference at Jesus College, Cambridge on October 7th, 2021.
The event will have a strong focus on the global challenges facing education today, considering the inequalities exposed by the pandemic. Held three weeks before COP26, a key theme of this event will be the link between girls’ education and climate change, as a global priority. You can register here to hold your place.
CAMFED Co-Executives Lucy Lake and Angeline Murimirwa—2020 Yidan Prize for Education Development laureates—will join discussions about keeping marginalized learners in education. They’ll share what they’ve learned about getting—and keeping—girls in school with CAMFED’s Patron Julia Gillard AC, former Chair of the Global Partnership for Education and 27th Prime Minister of Australia.
Sessions at the event will cover:
- inclusive education through disruption exacerbated by the pandemic and climate change
- education and mental health in challenging times
- cross-sector support for global education
The panels and keynotes will feature speakers including HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Professor Pauline Rose of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge, and Professor Usha Goswami and Dr Erum Mariam, who are members and representatives of the Yidan Prize Foundation’s Council of Luminaries.
We look forward to welcoming Lord Jo Johnson, Chair of Tes Global and former Minister of State for Higher Education, Alicia Herbert OBE, Special Envoy for Gender Equality and Director of Education at the FCDO, Gargee Ghosh, President of Global Policy & Advocacy, Gates Foundation, and Dr Amy Jo Dowd, Head of Evidence, LEGO Foundation. Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, former University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor and Board Director of the Yidan Prize Foundation, will give the closing remarks.
Register for the event here and you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest plans, live-stream links, and opportunities to join us in person at Jesus College, Cambridge on the day.
See the full program for the ‘Creating an Equitable Future through Education’ event.