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World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2016

Theme: Creating Together- Capacity Building and Sustainable Development for Women

Date: August 1 – 12, 2016

Venue: Lotte Hotel and Duksung Women’s University

Duksung Women’s University In Partnership with UN Women

I. Background

15 years have passed since the new millennium and the international community has begun to set up post-2015 sustainable development goals. While there has been much progress towards women’s empowerment and gender equality, there are still very little done in many developing countries. The participation of women in the economy is essential for any nation to have sound economic development. Therefore it is important to address the role of women in economic development through gender equality and empowerment. Women still lack full or equal participation in economic or political aspects, thus there is room left to fill the gap by building up the capacity of women. To this end, Duksung Women’s University hosted the first 2012) and second (2014) World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women, and will now host the 2016 edition.

II. Basic Outline

Prominent women leaders from international institutions, academia, the public and private sector, and NGOs, will join the third World Congress and bring specific issues to. There will be different panels and open discussions. Young women participants from across Africa and Asia will be given opportunities to face current global women leaders. For World Congress 2016, North Korean representatives will also be invited to participate and be part of a special congregation of young women from all around the world. The World Congress 2016 will provide education and training programs for participants. From the training programs, participants will be able to develop linkages for voluntary programs and internships with partners from the public and private sectors, and NGO/INGOs. The women voluntary programs and internships will make it possible for participants to establish global networks among young women from Africa and Asia. Apart from that, there will be opportunities to share ideas on planning and budgeting, peace and security, equality, empowerment and violence against women.

The World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2016

The World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women 2016


August 1, 2016 (Monday)
The World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women
Creating Together: Capacity Building and Sustainable Development for Women
08:30-09:30 Registration
10:00-10:30 Opening Session
10:45-12:00 Plenary Session: Global Leaders Forum (“SDGs and Empowerment of Women”)



Panel: “Womenomics and Transformation” & Special Session: EWC/EWCA Pre-Session for 2018 Conference “Connecting the Nation to the World


University Presidents’ Round Table: Global Partnerships for SDGs through Education Cooperation among Universities

18:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Student Organizing Committee
August 2, 2016 (Tuesday)
08:30-09:50 A Model UN Women: “Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development - Perspectives from UN Women and Partners

Special Session:
“High Level Inter-Generational Dialogue on Women and SDGs”

11:30-12:30 Closing Session: “Seoul Declaration for SDGs and Women - Action Plan”
Closing Remarks


14:00-18:00 Poster Session
18:00-21:00 Dinner & Korean Cultural Night
August 3, 2016 (Wednesday)
09:30-10:00 Opening Session
10:30-12:30 Student Session I: Student Contest 1 (Career Development) & Student Contest 2 (Health and Nutrition)
12:30-14:00 Luncheon
14:00-16:00 Student Session II: Student Contest 3 (Information and Communications Technology) & Student Contest 4 (Art and Design)
18:00-19:00 Dinner
19:00-21:00 Global Cultural Festival
August 4-12, 2016 General & Selective Training
General Training (Aug 4): Women in Business; Women’s Activities in Development and Cooperation; Women’s Empowerment; Women in Education and TVET; Women’s Leadership
Selective Training (Aug 5-12): ICT; Textile Design; Health and Nutrition; Childhood Education; Business and Entrepreneurship; Agricultural and Ocean Industries
  • Due Date: Applications are to be made by May 20, 2016.
  • Travel Costs: The Organizing Committee will cover the round trip travel fares and accommodation for residents of African and Asian countries.
  • Awards: A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best team from each competition.

Applications are to be made on the basis of teams of three (EITHER three females OR 2 females and 1 male). Each team should apply to one of the Student's Contest topics/panels. Send your application form together with (1) your resume, (2) a recommendation letter (applicant who is not a university student is to submit a recommendation letter from the head of an affiliated institution), and (3) a 500-word abstract of your team’s presentation.

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