ERIC Number: ED462527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Colloquium on HIV/AIDS and Girls' Education. Proceedings (Washington, DC, October 25-26, 2000).
Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
This document presents a summary of a colloquium that focused on the threat the HIV/AIDS epidemic poses to education systems and to girls' access to and completion of education. The colloquium examined how girls' education might be used to mitigate this impact. The meeting involved nearly 200 people from academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations, multilateral development agencies, and the private and religious sectors who examined the latest evidence on the consequences and impact of the epidemic and formulated an action agenda. On the first day, participants reviewed evidence from recent studies and discussed such themes as changing what girls and boys are taught and how they think about each other, mobilizing political will to formulate innovative responses to the problem, and encouraging development agencies to take the multisectoral approach. On the second day, participants discussed categories of actions that could be encouraged to help countries deal with HIV/AIDS, including actions at the local level (e.g., supporting schools, families, and communities); actions at the country level (e.g., strengthening governments' ability to generate dialogue with their populations); and actions that funding and implementing organizations could take (e.g., flexibility in how funding agencies conduct policy dialogue). A list of participants and contact information is included. (Contains 18 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.