Students from Cameroon, Kenya, the United Kingdom and France will engage in a live video chat over the Internet about the challenges that girls face in secondary education at an event held during the Tunis World Summit on the Information Society. The event will demonstrate new technologies that can help bridge the digital divide and build understanding between different cultures.
About 100 pupils from Tunis high schools will share their experiences with their counterparts in Yaoundé, London and Paris in a video chat to be held from 1 pm to 2 pm on Tuesday, 15 November at the Kram Conference Centre in Tunis (Jerba Room). International guests will attend the event and contribute to the discussion.
Mrs. Nane Annan, wife of United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, will make welcoming remarks. The event will be moderated by Shashi Tharoor, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.
The event is organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information in collaboration with European Schoolnet. The World Summit is convening in Tunis from 16 to 18 November.
Contact: Bill Yotive, Global Teaching and Learning Project, United Nations Department of Public Information, Tel. (212) 963 1400,
e-mail: [email protected]