Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 19 July 2021

▸ Author(s): Michael Weber, Victoria Levin

Youth aged 15-24 make up 1.2 billion people in the world and it is projected to increase to 1.3 billion by 2030, with some countries and regions experiencing rapid growth, or so-called “youth bulges.” More than one million young people enter the labor market each month in India and in sub-Saharan Africa. 

▸ Published on 14 June 2021

▸ Author(s): Albert Nsengiyumva, Kate Anderson

At the start of 2020, African policymakers knew this would be a defining decade for delivering quality education to the more than 550 million children across Africa, 100 million of whom were not in school.

▸ Published on 16 March 2021

▸ Author(s): Anoziva Marindire, Rita Bissoonauth

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, 53 African Union (AU) Member States shut down all educational institutions to curb the spread of the virus, affecting over 250 million students in sub-Saharan Africa, more than half of which were girls.

▸ Published on 03 March 2021

▸ Author(s): Nader Imani, Shem Bodo

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the challenge of delivering practical lessons remotely, especially in Africa. This is mainly due to technological and resource limitations in addition to inadequate educator and trainer capacity to deliver such online lessons.

▸ Published on 15 February 2021

▸ Author(s): Shem Bodo

From the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it was clear that countries, including their education sectors, were not prepared. Governments continue to try to get ahead of the virus and its varying mutations, however managing and understanding COVID-19 remains an uphill battle for scientists and policymakers alike. 

▸ Published on 11 February 2021

▸ Author(s): Jozef Raczka

Implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women in collaboration institutions and civil society partners, February 11th is a day of celebration aiming to promote women and girls in science. This day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.

▸ Published on 15 December 2020

▸ Author(s): Alpha Bah, Sang F.W. Gomez

In The Gambia, like in many other countries, EMIS data have been the livewire for education sector managers and stakeholders involved in the decision-making process. Over the years, the country has made great strides in making its EMIS more demand-driven. Read how here.

▸ Published on 05 October 2020

▸ Author(s): Bernard Kirk, Claire Gillissen-Duval

Join us in celebrating the role of all teachers across the world as essential workers during the pandemic, and as the driving force in transforming learners.

▸ Published on 21 September 2020

▸ Author(s): Dorah Kitala

September 21st marks the International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by the United Nations, this day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

▸ Published on 12 August 2020

▸ Author(s): Alice Mukashyaka

On August 12, we celebrate all youth, in particular those involved in youth-led initiative that are re-thinking education across the world during this pandemic.

▸ Published on 15 July 2020

▸ Author(s): Amara Kamaté, Aminata Siahoué

As we celebrate World Youth Skills Day, it is worth taking stock of the priority skills of young Africans in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and how this sector could be rethought and adapted to ensure better resilience to future crises.​

▸ Published on 16 June 2020

▸ Author(s): Oley Dibba-Wadda, Stefano De Cupis

June 16 marks the Day of the African Child. Today we honor those who participated or died in the Soweto uprising in South Africa in 1976 while demanding equal and quality education for all, and all those around the world who support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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