21st Century Challenges
Thought-provoking talks on geographical issues. 21st Century Challenges is the Society's discussion series that aims to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the big issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years.
The series helps people make their own informed decisions and judgements on the most important challenges of the 21st century.
The talks are held at the Society's headquarters in South Kensington, London, with all talks available to watch online along with additional information.
Thursday 20 November 2014 7.00pm - 8.30pm
The deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goal target of eliminating gender disparity in education by 2015 is looming. How far have we come in equalising access to education, work and decision-making?
Louise Tickle (Chair)
Education and social affairs journalist.
Ann Cotton OBE, Founder and President of Camfed International
Originating in Cambridge, Camfed’s model has been replicated in more than 3,000 communities in Africa, benefiting more than 3 million children. Ann was named the 2014 WISE Prize for Education Laureate.
Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education and International Development
Institute of Education, London. Elaine's research interests include education, poverty and global social justice and she is working with a number of UN agencies on aspects of gender and the Millennium Development Goals.
Tickets available on the door: RGS-IBG members £7, non-members £10.
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