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Policy dialogue workshop to foster female participation in STEM education

This activity took place beginning of April in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and was co-organized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodia (MoEYS) and UNESCO with the support of the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and within the framework of Malaysia-UNESCO Cooperation Programme “Strengthening STEM Curricula for Girls in Africa and Asia and the Pacific-Phase I” funded by Malaysia Funds-in-Trust.


The IBE coordinated a policy dialogue workshop to foster female participation within STEM education as well as to discuss tangible ways to mainstream gender sensitive STEM education into the syllabi, learning and materials, teacher education and professional development. The workshop began with the opening remark of the Secretary of State of the MoEYS, H.E. Mr Im Koch, and the Director of the UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh, Ms Anne Lemaistre. During the last day of the workshop a meeting was held with the Minister of MoEYS, H.E. Mr Hang Chuon Naron, and H.E. Mr Im Koch along with the Malaysian counterparts to further discuss the implementation of the STEM policy.