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The Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD), an organization in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) is organizing a Roundtable on Education and Gender Equality, Helsinki- Finland, a 3 day program, billed to hold at the Hilton Helsinki Strand, John Stenberg in Ranta 4, Helsinki 00530 on the 21st-25th of November in the capital city of Helsinki, Finland.

The Scope of the Roundtable is outlined as follows:

  • Sunday 20th November 2016 – Arrivals of participants.
  • Monday 21st-Workshop style full day Roundtable Discussions at the Hilton Helsinki Strand – Already confirmed.
  • Tuesday / Wednesday 22nd – 23rd November 2016 – Guided Educational Study Tours to Educational sites, e.g. University of Helsinki, Senate Square, National Arts Museum, etc (tbc)
  • Thursday 24th November 2016 – Departures

We are particularly excited about our choice of Finland for this year’s event, as Finland is a pioneer in education and gender equality, and the first country in the world to give women both the right to vote and stand for election as early as 1906. We also understand that global empowerment of women and girls do not happen overnight; it requires persistence and a multilateral commitment to realize change on a global scale. ROUNDTABLE ON EDUCATION & GENDER EQUALITY is expected to offer participants the opportunity to learn, share experiences and through a well-structured atmosphere generate lively discussions on education and gender in Africa.

A new Gender Report compiled by UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) for International Day of the Girl Child, shows that fewer than half of countries – of which none in sub-Saharan Africa – have achieved the goal of gender parity in both primary and secondary education, even though all were supposed to achieve it by 2005. The World Bank Group however takes as its starting point that no country, community or economy can achieve its potential or meet the challenges of the 21st century without the full and equal engagement of women and men, girls and boys.

For more information on the event, kindly contact

Simon +2349029903000

(Roundtable Desk Officer).


For: Centre for Economic and Leadership Development

Furo Giami(Mrs.)

Executive Director




20th November 2016  
8.00am – 5.00pm Arrivals of participants 
21st November 2016
8.00- 9.00am Registrations
9.00am – 11.00am Session 1: Values-Based Leadership: A study of Finland’s Educational System and Gender engagement
11.00am – 11.30 Tea Break
11.30am – 1.30pm Session 2: The Nature of Gender Gaps in Education and creating workable education models
1.30pm – 2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm – 4.30pm Session 3: Gender-driven project management and effective Pet-projects
4.30pm – 5.00pm Team Building Activity/ Closing/Networking Tea Break
22nd November 2016
9.00am – 11.00am Session 4: Female Executives leading sustainable change in the Education Sector(Change Management)
11.00am – 11.30 Tea Break
11.30am – 1.30pm Session 5: The Effective female Administrator  – Combating Gender stereotypes in and through Education
1.30pm – 2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm – 4.30pm Session 6: Gender Justice through Education and the Empowered Woman Leader
4.30pm – 5.00pm Closing/Networking Tea Break
23rd November 2016 Guided Educational Study Tours to Educational sites: (tbc)

·         University of Helsinki

·         Senate Square

·         National Arts Museum

·         Tourists attractions

24th November 2016 Departures