EdNet international conference to focus on gender issues in Central Asia
TASHKENT - On November 12th and 13th 2002, Education Network (EdNet) is hosting an international conference titled “The state of gender issues research and teaching in Central Asia: Challenges for higher education” in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Over 150 conference participants - faculty and administrators of Central Asian higher education institutions as well as representatives from international organizations and non-governmental organizations - will explore modern gender issues and Central Asian gender policy development. Speakers from the U.S., Europe, Russia, and Central Asia will discuss the impact of gender discrimination on the development of society, looking at the political, legal, economic, sociological and educational aspects of the problem. Participants will identify gender issues typical to Central Asian countries with transition economies, and examine reasonable ways to solve problems of legal inequality and sexual discrimination in the region.
The goal of EdNet’s conference is to help Central Asian universities develop and introduce gender-issues curricula into their course offerings. At conference follow-up workshops, EdNet will assist participants in developing gender-related research projects, publications and pedagogical resources for themselves and other Central Asian faculty.
Co-sponsors of the conference include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through EdNet, and the Academy for Educational Development (AED), the United Nations Development Program-Development Support Services Program (UNDP-DSSP), and the Market Skills Development Centre (MSDC).
About EdNet: EdNet is a project funded by USAID and administered by CARANA Corporation of Arlington, VA. Its goal is to improve the quality of business and economic education in Central Asia.
Media representatives are welcome to attend the conference, which will be held at the Bank Association at 1 Khodjaeva St. The conference starts at 9:00. For more information, please contact:
Dilorom Tulyaganova in Tashkent at: 998 (71) 132-6169; 132-6170
Talant Sultanov in Almaty at: 7 (3272) 93-49-95/96/97 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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