Reimagining the Future: Centering Education, Gender, and Climate for a Sustainable World
Climate change is a global crisis—extreme events such as droughts and floods are affecting the ability of children (especially girls) around the world to learn, to thrive and to aspire to a brighter future. While climate change poses risks to education in several ways, education itself has the potential to reduce climate change and its impacts. Access to quality education enhances girls’ ability to adapt to the intensifying impacts of the climate crisis and the overall resilience of their families, communities, and even their countries. This is the second of two complementing events that explore the nexus of climate, education, and gender, starting with a discussion on the evidence and opportunities for change, followed by a youth-led intergenerational conversation on cross-sectoral actions on girls’ education and climate change. The first one will take place on Monday, 18 September.
Building on the Girls Deliver pre-conference of the Women Deliver conference in Kigali in July, this event will share the stories of young education activists to illuminate both the disproportionate impact that climate change has on girls, but also how girl and women-led local solutions can have profound impacts for girls, their families, communities, and countries. An intergenerational discussion will showcase how activists and institutions across sectors are taking an integrated approach to support girls’ education and increase their resilience.
This in person event is by invitation only.