Middlebury Institute for International Studies presents Dr. Christina Kwauk discussing A New Green Agenda in Education, online on Tuesday, March 9 at 12:30pm. This discussion is free and open to the public - advance registration is required.
The climate crisis does not discriminate, yet it disproportionally affects the most marginalized, vulnerable members of society, particularly girls in developing countries. The challenges of the climate crisis go well beyond reducing greenhouse gases, and require bold new ways to think, do, be, and communicate with others in the world. This presentation focuses on how education is key to strengthening our collective capacity to address and tackle two of humanity's most pressing problems: gender inequality and climate change across borders and cultures.
Christina Kwauk is a social scientist with a current interdisciplinary focus on education for climate action. She is an expert on girls’ education in developing countries, 21st century skills and youth empowerment, sport for development, and the intersections of gender, education, and climate change. Christina is a co-author (with Gene Sperling and Rebecca Winthrop) of What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence for the World’s Best Investment, and has published numerous policy papers and academic articles on topics in climate change education, gender, health, and international development and education.