TeachHer Featured at First UNESCO International Symposium on Girl’s Education in STEM

The U.S. Mission to UNESCO showcased the TeachHer public-private partnership at UNESCO’s first international symposium and policy forum on girls’ education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The forum, held in Bangkok, Thailand, examined the social and structural barriers that hinder the education of girls and young women in STEM fields. The TeachHer public-private ...
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2nd TeachHer Regional Training for Africa Launches in Kenya

July 24, 2017 – Over 80 teachers, administrators, and policy makers from 10 African countries have joined the 2nd TeachHer Regional Training for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya this week. The TeachHer Initiative, launched in 2016, is a public-private partnership aimed at training teachers and education leaders to encourage girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Hegadorn and Swiss Ambassador host a reception in honor of Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse team

  After receiving the Legion d’Honneur from the French President, Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse team were honored at a cocktail reception hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Chris Hegadorn and Ambassador of Switzerland to UNESCO Jean-Frederic Jauslin for their contributions to science, exploration, and education. Chargé Hegadorn highlighted the remarkable achievements made by Bertrand and his ...
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IVLP Testimonial: UNESCO Education Sector Programme Specialist Theophania Chavatzia visits the U.S. on an IVLP

” What a unique professional and personal opportunity it was for me to visit the United States, as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! Over a period of three weeks, I visited five different cities across the U.S., from the East to the West Coast, participated in numerous professional and cultural events, visited ...
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Strategic Partnerships to advance the 2030 Agenda

Strategic Partnerships to advance the 2030 Agenda: On January 19, the Permanent Delegation of the United States hosted an event at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in support of two public-private partnerships: PeaceWorX, Preventing Violent Extremism through Education; and TeachHer, enhancing access to quality STEAM education for girls. Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Getachew Engida, opened the event noting: ...
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DCM Hegadorn speaks at an African Union-UNESCO education policy workshop on the Mission’s ‘TeachHer’

On December 14, 2016, Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Hegadorn spoke at an African Union-UNESCO education policy workshop on the Mission’s ‘TeachHer’ partnership initiative, and plans for expanding its teacher training for STEAM educators in Africa during 2017, with the goal of narrowing the gender gap in STEAM subjects and careers.
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Ambassador Nix-Hines’ Luncheon on TeachHer in Zimbabwe with Higherlife Foundation

Higherlife Foundation recently hosted a luncheon where U.S.Ambassador to UNESCO,  Crystal Nix-Hines, talked about “TeachHer” , a program aimed at encouraging adolescent girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, and Math (STEAM) careers. TeachHer runs on four pillars which are Activate, Train, Inspire and Sustain. With women in STEAM careers earning 33% more than ...
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Ambassador Nix-Hines launches an IdeaLab on: “Public Private Partnerships and UNESCO: Maximizing Impact to Address 2030 Agenda Goals”

  November 22, 2016, Paris UNESCO’s relations with the private sector encompass cooperation with corporations, small and medium enterprises, philanthropic foundations, professional and economic associations as well as civil society. Public-Private Partnerships are expected to play an increasingly important role as UNESO, like other multi-lateral organization, faces expanded mandates and increased fiscal pressure. With the ...
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United States Mission to UNESCO Announces the launch of TeachHer Central America

TeachHer Central America Begins On Monday, November 14 at the University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica, a group of 100 educators from all seven Central American countries and the Dominican Republic came together to attend TeachHer, a one-week regional teacher training course on how to train and inspire adolescent girls to pursue careers ...
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TeachHer

On June 14, 2016 the U.S. Mission to UNESCO and its partners announce the launch of TeachHer, a public-private partnership aimed at encouraging adolescent girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, and Math (STEAM) careers. Improving educational outcomes for women and girls is a powerful force for achieving transformational progress in developing countries, ...
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