Innovations for Poverty Action Zambia co-presented with the Varkey Foundation on August 23-24th in Lusaka. The theme of the event, the Forum for African Woman Educationalists (FAWE) at the 10th General Assembly, was "Towards Gender Equality in Education, Positioning Youth to Champion Africa’s Education Agenda." This high-level conference was attended by The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia (pictured on right), Ministers of Education from the region, and international and local NGOs.
Leonora Dowley, Country Director of Varkey Foundation Ghana, and Nampaka Nkumbula, IPA Zambia Policy Associate, presented evidence from the study "Making Ghanaian Girls Great!" and participated in a lively panel discussion on innovations and programmes that are successfully addressing second generation obstacles to girls’ education and contributing to gender equality.
During parallel sessions, IPA Zambia also exhibited with the Ministry of General Education on the Girls Negotiation programme and other evidence on empowering girls.