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. Failure to fully unleash women’s productive potential represents a major missed opportunity with significant consequence for individuals, families and economies.


Finland is one of the world’s top leading countries in fostering gender equality, and is the first country in the world to give women both the right to vote and stand for election as early as 1906. Women’s level of education is high in Finland, and girls’ learning outcomes are excellent. In this respect Finnish women have good prerequisites for attaining equality in society and working life. The fields of education are, however, still markedly gender-segregated, and there have been no major changes over the last ten years.


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.


It is in line with this that First Strategy International (FSI), a frontline, gender empowerment and development-based organization and thought leader in the theory and practice of gender leadership, economic, social and professional strategies have continually shown commitment in inspiring a multilateral emancipation of the girl child and women leaders in the new frontier.


Global Forum on Education and Gender Equality is an unprecedented platform that offers participants the opportunity to network, learn, share experiences and through a unique visibility platform, promote international interaction, generate lively thought-provoking discussion and challenge assumptions surrounding development in emerging economies. The forum will offer a platform for prominent stakeholders to share key information and participate in more focused and in-depth discussions on issues relating to girl child education and gender equity as a vehicle for championing innovative and inclusive development will bring together individuals, institutions, leaders, philanthropists, politicians, academics, businesses, diplomats, major Think-Tanks on gender and women empowerment and a full suite of the local and international media.


Key Highlights;

  • Unparalleled Networking
  • Guest Presentations
  • High level Panel Discussions
  • Study and Tours
  • Working visits



  • Female Executives in the Public and Private Sector
  • Proprietors and Owners of Educational Institutions
  • Women in Civil Service / Ministries, Departments and Agencies
  • Female Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
  • Women in Banking and Business,
  • Elected and Appointed Female Legislators/Executives
  • Wives of Elected & Appointed Government Officials
  • Leaders of Women Associations and Civil Society Organizations
  • Change and Brand Champions
  • Women Leaders and Emerging Leaders, ready and willing to more fully access their professional and expressive potential.

For enquiries and more information on participation, please contact +234 8037478294, +2348119740015 or e-mail workshop@localhost