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Teaching African girls to thrive, not just survive

This is the 11th blog post published in 2018 as part of the collaborative effort launched in 2017 between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Under this year’s theme, “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce”, International Day of the Girl will mark the beginning of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.

Teaching and learning in Africa: A brief overview

This is the 10th blog post published in 2018 as part of the collaborative effort launched in 2017 between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

The first World Teachers' Day was held on 5 October 1994. This important day celebrates the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. This enables children and adults of all ages to learn to take part in and contribute to their local community and global society...

Why peace education is crucial in Africa

This is the 9th blog post published in 2018 as part of the collaborative effort launched in 2017 between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

Peace is the concept of harmony, lack of conflict and freedom from fear of violence. This concept can be found in several key documents adopted by the international community such as the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Agenda 2063 for the African continent.

Literacy: Progress achieved by African countries

This is the 8th blog post in 2018 as part of the collaboration launched in 2017 between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on October 26, 1966, to enable governments, civil society, and stakeholders to highlight improvements in global literacy rates and to discuss persistent obstacles to literacy in the world.

Why investments in higher education and research in Africa are so important?

This is the seventh blog post published in 2018 as part of the collaborative effort launched in 2017 between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

After experiencing decades of challenges, higher education (HE) in Africa is presently perceived by key stakeholders as an indispensable component of development.

Why is developing technical and vocational skills critical for young Africans?

This is the sixth blog post published in 2018 as part of the collaborative effort launched in 2017 between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

World Youth Skills Day represents an opportunity to renew the commitment to increase investment in youth empowerment. Offering vocational training to youth—particularly to girls and young women—provides them with the means to acquire work experience and find decent jobs to help improve their prospects.

Non-formal education: a viable alternative for African children

This is the fifth blog post published in 2018 as part of the collaborative effort started in 2017 between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

In commemoration of the students massacred by the apartheid regime on June 16, 1976 in Soweto, South Africa, for demonstrating against their inferior education and demanding respect for their right to instruction in their own language, the African Union (AU) has observed the Day of the African Child (DAC) every year since 1991.

New technologies: threat or opportunity for Africa?

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Socrates

This blog post is the 4th for 2018 in a collaboration between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which began in 2017.

What role African countries will play when emerging cutting-edge technologies will be mainstreamed? Will the technologies increase the divide or provide an unprecedented opportunity? These were two of the main key questions asked during the opening panel at the African Forum on Youth Skills and Enterprises in the Digital Age, which took place in Tunis last month.

Celebrating the power of books to promote ADEA’s vision of knowledge societies

April 23 was first proclaimed as World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO in 1995 to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading.

This day was chosen because on this date in 1616 Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. Moreover, it is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors from all over the world.

The role of women in education systems in Africa

This blog post is the second for 2018 in a collaboration between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which began in 2017.

Nowadays, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political...

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