UNESCO "Think Pink Hardhat" event a hit with students at ICAO NGAP Global Summit event

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu (centre) poses with the more than 60 elementary and high school girls who came to ICAO this week to attend a special UNESCO ‘Think Pink Hardhat’ event.

 

These unique UNESCO workshops are conducted globally and aim to encourage more young women to consider STEM careers, and especially those which are engineering related. The intention is also to alleviate any daunting preconceptions young girls may have towards these careers, for instance images of men in hard hats.

 

This year’s Think Pink Hardhat workshop at ICAO was held as part of the UN aviation agency’s Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) Global Summit, which attracted more than 500 education and aviation sector leaders to ICAO this week to explore new means of attracting and retaining the best and the brightest to operate and manage the air transport network in the decades ahead.

 

Also in attendance with Dr. Liu was Shaesta Waiz, the ‘Dreams Soar’ pilot who completed a solo round-the-world flight for STEM with ICAO’s support in 2017, and UNESCO’s Ms. Marie Paule Roudil.

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