17/05/18

Brussel - Conferentie: Gezondheid en onderwijs, sterker samen

Op 17 mei 2018 organiseren de Belgische platforms Be-cause Health en Educaid.be een internationale conferentie over de synergieën tussen gezondheid en onderwijs in internationale samenwerking. G3W is mede-organisator van de sessie "Hoe gemeenschappen mobiliseren om het recht op onderwijs en gezondheid te realiseren".

Deze conferentie gaat door in het Frans en in het Engels. De informatie hieronder is in het Engels. Voor de franstalige versie, klik hier.

Better learning outcomes lead to improved health outcomes and vice versa. This is particularly true for women and girls. Ensuring quality education for all is central to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically the goals that ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, at all ages. At the same time, learning outcomes are also critically dependent on the health and nutrition of the individual learner.

But to what extent does international cooperation link health and education? Are there examples of collaboration between the two sectors? What are the needs and principal barriers? What are the conditions for making collaboration effective?

This conference wants to highlight the links between health and education as global public goods, and explore common challenges as well as learning opportunities. It will thereby focus on investments in three main areas:

  • Health workforce development
  • Safe and healthy school environments
  • Community engagement/awareness-raising for health and education

In the afternoon, a session will discuss the following question: "How to engage communities in realizing the right to health and education", organised by G3W, KIYO, APEFE, Plan International Belgium and ULB Coopération. Our colleague Geraldine will present the work of our Congolese partner Étoile du Sud. More information about the session can be found here.

Full programme

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Practical information

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018
Time: Doors open at 8:30 Conference from 9:00 – 16:30, followed by a reception
Address: Egmont Palace Place du Petit Sablon, 8bis 1000 Brussels
Participation: Admission is free but registration is required. Please register online by Tuesday 8 May 2018. On the registration form you will have to indicate which parallel session you’d like to join.

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