Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 10 November 2017

▸ Author(s): Joseph Kennedy Karanja Thuo, Mary Wakhaya Sichangi

Science is the key to a prosperous future. Since its proclamation by the UNESCO General Conference (Resolution 31C/ 20) in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated all over the world to demonstrate why science is relevant to people’s daily lives and to engage them in debates on related issues.

▸ Published on 11 October 2017

▸ Author(s): Hendrina Chalwe Doroba

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl (IDG), to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

▸ Published on 05 October 2017

▸ Author(s): Gertrude Tafadzwa Bvindi, Michael Tusiime Rwibasira

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5 since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, a main reference framework for addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.

▸ Published on 21 September 2017

▸ Author(s): Charles Gitau Mwaniki

The International Day of Peace – a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples – is observed around the world on 21 September. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” Education is a core element of peace.

▸ Published on 19 September 2017

▸ Author(s): Rafael Mitchell, Pauline Rose

A strong evidence-base is needed to inform decision-making on educational policy and practice in sub-Saharan Africa in order to achieve national, regional and global goals, including the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25), the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

▸ Published on 08 September 2017

▸ Author(s): Rémy Habou

There is a need to improve literacy to achieve the higher goal of better meeting the demand for education for children and adults. Training structures at all levels need to ensure there is always a built-in link between literacy/training and students' professional activities, including the different elements of their environment.

▸ Published on 11 August 2017

▸ Author(s): Daphne Nawa Chimuka

Recognizing the essential role that youth play in advocating for education, FAWE’s upcoming conference will identify strategies and opportunities to promote youth leadership and engagement in regional, continental and international education dialogue on the gender equality goal in education.

▸ Published on 18 July 2017

▸ Author(s): Alpha Bah, Chemwi Mutiwanyuka, Youssouf Ario Maiga

In 2006, the African Union (AU) committed to monitoring education management information systems (EMIS) under the Plan of Action for the Second Decade of Education in Africa. As the second priority area, EMIS were recognized as a cross cutting and enabling factor in the achievement of the goals of the Second Decade.

▸ Published on 07 July 2017

▸ Author(s): Polycarp O. Otieno

When a call was made by the international community to have education provided as a human right back in 1948, it was not immediately conceivable how the ambitious mission would have been actualized. The world had just come out of war and obviously countries had spent fortunes defending their territories.

▸ Published on 19 June 2017

▸ Author(s): Juliet Kimotho

"I came with my mother to the POC because of the war. I was very frightened by the war I saw so many people wounded and men shooting guns, it was very bad. I feel safe here in the POC and want to keep coming to school. I am very happy here my favourite subject at school is math. I would like to have more text books to read that would make me even happier."

▸ Published on 16 June 2017

▸ Author(s): Aminata Nacoulma, Ibrahima Bah-Lalya

The Day of the African Child is celebrated by the African Union every year in memory of the June 16, 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa, when demonstrators were massacred by the apartheid regime.

▸ Published on 13 June 2017

▸ Author(s): Birger Fredriksen

In an article in the Financial Times (“Africa’s youth, frustrated and jobless, demand attention”, April 13), Mo Ibrahim – chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation focusing on leadership and governance in Africa – rightly called for more attention to the rising unemployment among young Africans.