Global Evidence for Egypt Spotlight Seminar: Social Norms and Gender

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Young girl wearing a paper hat with other children
Photo: UNICEF/2017/Ahmed Hayman

Please join us for the upcoming Global Evidence for Egypt spotlight webinar on social norms and gender, which will focus on what global evidence tells us about shifting social and gender norms for improved development outcomes in favor of girls and women, consider if norms can shift, and discuss behavior change interventions. This webinar, hosted by J-PAL Middle East and North Africa and UNICEF in Egypt, will take place on Tuesday, March 9 from 2:00-3:30pm EET.

This webinar is the fourth in the Global Evidence for Egypt Spotlight Series, which brings together Egyptian policymakers and J-PAL affiliated professors in a discussion about how to tackle priority policy issues in Egypt. During each seminar, policymakers highlight a particular development priority in Egypt. J-PAL affiliates frame the policy issue from a global perspective and offer evidence-informed insights for improving policy and program design. In dialogue, the panel of policymakers and J-PAL affiliate ground the evidence in the Egyptian context and together explore possible policy solutions.
The event will foster a conversation on Egypt’s policy priorities and the relevant, rigorous global evidence to provide insights on how we can shift gender and social norms to improve the status of girls and women in Egypt.


Dr. Naglaa ElAdly
Director General, External Relations & International Cooperation Department at the National Council for Women

Dr. Eliana La Ferrara
J-PAL affiliated researcher and Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Bocconi University

Dina Heikal
Communications for Development Officer at UNICEF Egypt

Alison Fahey (Moderator)
Interim Executive Director of J-PAL MENA 


This event is made possible with support by Allianz.