The potential of a classroom

How can education in mid- and low-income countries become a catalyst for change in reducing inequality?

High-level panel - Auditorium
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
14:00 to 15:30

Education can be a catalyst for change if the right approach is in place or can reinforce inequality if not managed correctly. Equal opportunities for girls and young women to pursue a better life is a fundamental right and a moral obligation, as well as a smart investment to address rising inequality. Their education is a critical means to improve the welfare of disadvantaged populations and cultivate social justice and economic productivity. Drawing upon the lessons learnt and action of EU funded initiatives such as the Global Partnership for Education and The Education Cannot Wait platform, the panel will focus on low- and middle-income countries and discuss ways to enable more girls and young women to achieve equal opportunities through education.

Organised by


James Elder
Regional Chief of Communication
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
Kailash Satyarthi
Nobel Peace Laureate
Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation
Bernard Yvetot
Vice President, International Strategy
Akosua Peprah
Young Leader - Ghana
Lucas Odhiambo
Youth Advocate
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
Julianna Lindsey
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
Maria Magdalena Grigore
Secretary of State
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Romania