Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are key to develop stronger learning communities and sustainable economies. In a rapidly changing, increasingly tech focused job market, education, upskilling and reskilling are critical for women’s and girls' health and well-being, as well as ability to gain sustainable employment. At Kiron we are keen to support female refugee students on their pathways to better lives. On average only one quarter of our students are female. We are keen to discuss this issue and seek lessons to be learnt for the future - for us, for like-minded social enterprises, and for labor market employers.
This panel will discuss initiatives and measures from across the world which are helping to increase women’s participation in skills development and their employment prospects. This includes opening up new flexible learning pathways through digital learning, guiding and supporting women in their plans for career development, participatory methods to ensure adequate representation, and supporting migrant women to become entrepreneurs.