Innovative Initiatives in Education for the Empowerment of Women and Girls

  • Date & time: March 17, 2017, 6:15pm
  • Venue: The City University of New York
  • Host: NGO Committee for Education, Learning, and Literacy
  • Co-sponsors: Legion of Good Will, Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, IVECA International Virtual Schooling

Education is the key to achieving the world that is just, equitable and inclusive. According to the 2016 “State of the World Population”, by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “investments that empower 10-year-old girls can triple a girl’s lifetime income, increase a nation’s economic growth and lead to a cycle of healthier, better-educated children.” This parallel event explores evidence-based, comprehensive, cutting edge innovative programs that tackle education to employment pipeline for women, especially girls who are vulnerable. Panelists working with Brazil, Guatemala, Ghana Tunisia, Bhutan, and Papua New Guinea will demonstrate innovative educational approaches that include virtual learning, service learning, and value-based pedagogies.


  • Joseph Demeyer: Representative of Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues to the UN-ECOSOC and DPI


  • Eunhee Jung, Founder and Executive Director, IVECA International Virtual Schooling, Main Representative of IVECA to the UN-ECOSOC and UN-DPI
  • Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson, Founder/ Executive Director of the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG) – US
  • Danilo Parmegiani, Executive Director, Legion of Good Will-USA, Main Representative of LGW to the UN-ECOSOC
  • Fatima Diallo, Founder and Director of Giving Back for Tomorrow, Miss Guinea USA


  • Robert Bernstein, Board Director – Public Affairs, the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana-US