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This event will take place on Wednesday 18 August 2021 at 16.00 (BST). Find your local time for this event.

About the webinar

As we head towards COP26, the global summit which will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, we are looking at the way different countries and segments of the population are affected and responding to the challenges.

In this panel webinar, we will consider how climate change is affecting girls’ education around the world, an issue that the Malala Fund have raised recently:

Girls in lower-income countries are the least responsible for the climate crisis, so it’s a travesty that it now threatens their very lifeline to a brighter future: quality education
Lucia Fry, Director of Research and Policy at Malala Fund.

About the panel

This will be a panel event, with speakers from around the world, followed by questions from the audience.

Nicola Walshe is Head of the Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment and Professor of Education at the UCL Institute of Education. Previously she gained a PhD in Glaciology and taught and worked as Head of Geography in three secondary schools in the UK before going on to teach and lead the Geography PGCE course at Cambridge University, and then to become Head of the School of Education and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin University. Nicola is Secretary of the Geography Education Research Collective (GEReCo) and co-convenor of the Environmental and Sustainability Education Research network in the European Educational Research Association. Her research is predominantly in the field of geography education, with a particular focus on high quality teacher education practices in environmental and sustainability education.

Yvette Hutchinson is the Quality Assurance and Teacher Training Adviser for the British Council’s Schools team and leads on the educational content for the International School Award. She organises policy dialogues with education ministries and leads study visits for overseas policy makers and senior leaders. Yvette spent the first years of her career teaching English and then lectured in Education Studies Teacher Training. She has worked for Local Authorities as a Schools Officer, Widening Participation Adviser and as an Adviser for Newly Qualified Teacher induction and early career leadership. Yvette is a Panel Member for the Economic and Social Research Council