BY F2FA, 10:29am February 02, 2017,

GEIG Founder To Participate in UN’s 55th Commission on Social Development Event 


The Girls Education Initiative Ghana – US, Inc. (GEIG) Founder and President Elizabeth Patterson will participate in a panel discussion at the 55th Commission on Social Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Entitled “Global Citizenship for Social Development: Universal Curriculum Design and ICT-Facilitated Intercultural Learning Environments for All Students,” the panel will explore the process of Universal Design Learning and the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in the development of citizens.

It will also look in to how education can contribute to reducing poverty and enhancing human life as well as what kind of teaching and learning best addresses the needs of all learners.

The Commission on Social Development (CoSD) is an annual conference that reviews progress and best practices from UN Member States in the mitigation of poverty, development of stable employment, and the inclusion of marginalized members of developing societies, including children, youth, and the elderly.

These goals are included in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The theme for this year’s UN conference is “Strategies for Eradicating Poverty To Achieve Sustainable Development for All.”

This panel is free of charge and open to all conference attendees. Please note that this event is being held on UN grounds and attendees must have a UN grounds pass or register with their respective organizations.

The event will take place on Monday, February 6, at 11:45 a.m. in the General Assembly Building’s Conference Room E.

Links to the event flyer, registration, and web pages can be found here:

• Flyer  
GEIG: A Gateway to Education

GEIG is committed to providing academic and financial support to girls and applicants with special needs so they can access higher education and professional opportunities in Ghana. 

In addition, it participates in education and advocacy programs in New York City and the United States. 

Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: September 15, 2018


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