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January 2017

WEBINAR: Innovations in Open and Distance Learning

January 25

Increasing access to safe, quality and gender sensitive open and distance learning (ODL) opportunities for women and girls is vital in our work to end child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). Join Dr. David Porter, CEO of eCampusOntario, as he discusses innovations in ODL, specifically: What constitutes an innovation? What are the recent innovations in ODL? How can we innovate in ODL? After the presentation, the floor will be open for Q&A. We look forward to seeing you at the…

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February 2017

WEBINAR: Child Protection

February 28

Children everywhere have distinct and universal rights, yet many children globally are at risk of exploitation. Child protection targets a number of issues that leave children vulnerable, such as child marriage, child labor, trafficking, gender based violence, lack of birth registration, family separation and juvenile justice. Mr Anees Jillani, founder and member of SPARC’s Board of Directors, will join us to discuss child protection issues and initiatives, drawing on his work and activity on children rights and child protection in Pakistan.…

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March 2017

International Women’s Day 2017

March 8

March 8 is International Women's Day! It is a day to celebrate all women's achievements and is a call for continued focus on gender parity and equality. This year is focused on closing the gender gap, particularly in light of SDG Goal 5 and the 2030 Agenda. Around the world, women continue to face obstacles that hinder them from full and equal participation in society, from earning less wages compared to men, carrying more household work or facing extreme barriers to their…

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Webinar: Women and Leadership

March 30

Photo Credit: Institute of Adult Education, Tanzania  Leadership takes on many forms, but its ultimate purpose is to guide others. With growing pushes for gender parity and the focus of international events, such as IWD 2017, for a 50/50 world, it is important to nurture and develop women in more leadership roles. What are the challenges women face? How can we, as educators and civil society practitioners, encourage girls and women in leadership positions? Mrs. Frances Ferreira, Senior Advisor - Women…

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May 2017

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 21

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is an important milestones in broadening and deepening discussions on sustainable development. Today's celebration allows us to reflect on the key pillars of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions:   Support sustainable systems of governance for culture Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase mobility of artists and cultural professionals Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms   Today is…

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June 2017

GIRLS Inspire Webinar: Project Management

June 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Nonprofits today arrange a number of programs, designed to meet new policy objectives and donors requests. Good project management can ensure a timely launch, targets are met and outcomes are sustained. Join us for a discussion with Mann Deshi, our partner on our 1-year project, Reaching the Unreached. Hosted by Kuntal De, the webinar will explore successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the launch and completion of our girl training initiative. The event will last roughly one hour. After the…

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Webinar: Open Education Resources

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Photo Credit: Mann Deshi Foundation Providing education to marginalized groups can be challenging due to a number of barriers. Open Education Resources (OER) have the capabilities to broaden access and inclusion. This webinar will explore OER, how they can be used to broaden access and discuss recent international developments on this topic. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Education Specialist: eLearning at COL. More details on the event can be found here. We look forward to seeing you…

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July 2017

World Youth Skills Day

July 15

World Youth Skills Day is an opportunity to reflect on the status of youth globally and the challenges they face in a changing and new labour market. This year is focused on "Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment", calling for the need for greater and improved education and skills training for youth to reach SDG targets. More information on this World Day can be found here.

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August 2017

Webinar: Financial Inclusion for Women

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Girls receiving bank accounts in India, with Mann Deshi.

Photo Credit: Mann Deshi Foundation  Access to financial services is seen as a key tool to promote economic growth. Yet, financial inclusion shows an emerging gender gap, with fewer women gaining access to financial services (www.cfr.org).Connecting women to financial services empowers them economically and in the household. More details on the event can be found here. Join us for a discussion on financial inclusion for women with Chetna Sinha, developer of the Mann Deshi Bank, the first rural cooperative in…

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September 2017

International Day of Peace

September 21

September 21 marks the International Day of Peace. Since 1981, this day has been celebrated as a global opportunity to encourage peace and resolution. This year's theme is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All".  More information and details on how to get involved can be found here.

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