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The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY) a democratic, open forum advocating for gender equality and development, is holding its annual Status of Women (NGO CSW) conference in March. The Committee brings together NGO representatives from around the world for two weeks to network, share strategies and best practices in preparation for the UN Commission of Status of Women sessions. Erna Grasz, CEO of Asante Africa Foundation will participate in two panel discussions during the conference.

Erna Grasz will participate in two panel discussions. The first panel, on March 10, will discuss Global Philanthropic Models in Support of Women’s Causes. The second panel, titled Innovations in Education: Quality, Scale and Equality, will take place on March 15. The purpose of this panel is to discuss innovative approaches to improving education quality and access for all.

Asante Africa Foundation will present its Integrative Teacher Training Program, implemented in Tanzania as a collaborative model for combining small, individually successful projects into a cohesive and scalable multi-faceted approach to improving the quality of education at the secondary level. Within this framework, the engagement of local leaders and parents in rural communities will be highlighted as a tactic for successfully mitigating social and cultural barriers to girls’ access and academic achievement. Asante Africa Foundation will be joined by representatives from Pratham, Population Council and Developments in Literacy in this discussion, scheduled for March 15th, 8:30am at the 2nd Floor of the Church Center of the United Nations (777 United Nations Plaza), New York.

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Innovations in Education:
Quality, Scale and Equality

Erna Grasz, Asante Africa Foundation
Annie Fields, Developments in Literacy
Stephanie Psaki, Population Council
Raina Singh, Pratham

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:30am
2nd Floor of the Church Center of the United Nations
(777 United Nations Plaza)

64841_359908484041190_1736449722_n About the Committee on the Status of Women, NY The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO/CSW/NY) is one of three women’s committees of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN (CoNGO). The NGO CSW/NY brings NGO representatives together to caucus, issue joint statements and provide wording for the Agreed Conclusions of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Wome (CSW) meetings. It also works in partnership with other CoNGO committees to inform the UN and UN Women on a wide range of issues including violence against women, women’s health, migrant and refugee women, indigenous people’s rights, and the environment. The NGO/CSW/NY represents approximately 80 organizations.
For more information on the other participating NGOs visit their websites

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