COVID-19 and Girls’ Education in the Global South


Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for COVID-19 and Girls’ Education in the Global South, an online Webinar taking place on July 14th, 2020 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (EDT).

COVID-19 has become an unprecedented global crisis. The pandemic and its associated economic crisis have exposed deep structural inequalities around the world, with disproportionate effects on women and girls. This webinar will discuss current issues around COVID-19 and girls’ education in the Global South. A diverse panel of experts from the worlds of international development research and practice will discuss research priorities and possible policy solutions to address COVID-19 and girls’ education.


  • Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi (World Bank Group)
  • Dr. Sonalde Desai (University of Maryland)
  • Megan O'Donnell (Centre for Global Development)
  • Tracey Evans (Agha Khan Foundation Canada)

You can register for the webinar here:

This is the fifth event in a series of research-to-practice Webinar on the gender dimensions of COVID19 organized by the Women’s Empowerment in Development (WED) Lab at McGill in partnership with the Institute for the Study of International Development and made possible thanks to funding from the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW 2) program, a multi-funder initiative by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

Information about the seminar series, including video recordings and related materials from past events can be found here.

Thank you!

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