TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - On June 16th, the first-ever G(irls)20 Summit will kick off in Toronto just before the world's leaders gather for the G20 Summit.
Modelled after the G20, the G(irls)20 Summit will bring together one girl from each of the 20 countries to discuss how girls and women can help solve some of the world's greatest challenges. A seat has also been allocated for a girl representing the African Union.
Between June 16th and 18th, the delegates will work together to develop tangible solutions to global challenges. From the 19th to the 25th, they will participate in various workshops addressing problem solving, mentorship and leadership, financial literacy, media relations, government relations and how to utilize social media and technology to communicate globally.
The following events are open to the media. Please note: media accreditation is required. Please visit www.girlsandwomen.com to fill out the application form. The deadline to apply for accreditation is Friday, June 11th by Noon EST.
Date: Wednesday June 16th, 2010
Where: Rotman School of Management (Atrium)
105 St. George St.
9:30 am Opening Ceremonies - The Honourable Belinda Stronach
9:45 am Opening Panel: What is the greatest challenge facing girls and
women today? What practical solution would you put in place to address
the challenge you have identified?
- Sarah Kambou, International Centre for Research on Women
- Pamela Shifman, NOVO Foundation
- Swan Paik, Nike Foundation
- Jill Sheffield, Women Deliver
- Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International
The speakers from the opening panel will be available for interviews on
11:45 am-12:30pm Presentation and Qs&As: The Common Sense of Education
Speaker: Ndungu Kahilu, Plan (Nairobi)
1:45 pm-3:00pm Presentation and Qs&As: The Economic Prowess of Girls &
Speaker: Reeta Roy, President, Mastercard Foundation
Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2010
1:30pm-3:00pm Presentation: Maternal & Child Health and private screening
of No Woman, No Cry
(NO CAMERAS OR RECORDING DEVICES)
Where: Scotiabank Theatre
John and Richmond Location
6:00pm-8:00 pm G(irls)20 Summit Reception
Where: Brassaii Restaurant
461 King Street West
Date: Friday, June 18th, 2010
Time: 2:00pm Press Conference led by G(irls)20 Delegates
Where: Venue to be confirmed
July 19th - July 25th, 2010
Workshops and a visit to Ottawa
Where: Various locations
For more information on the G(irls)20 Summit or to apply for media accreditation, please visit www.girlsandwomen.com.
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