Global Action Programme on #Education for #SustainableDevelopment #SDGs

The Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) seeks to generate and scale-up concrete actions in ESD. It is intended to make a substantial contribution to the post-2015 agenda. The GAP is the follow up to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). There is now a growing international recognition of […]

@UNESCO and @UNWomen release guidance to end gender-based violence in #education

To help end a global phenomenon that affects millions of children, families and communities worldwide, UNESCO and UN Women are releasing today a Global Guidance on Addressing School Related Gender-Based Violence. Every year, an estimated 246 million children are subject to some form of gender-based violence – mistreatment, bullying, psychological abuse and sexual harassment. Developed […]

How much do countries invest in R&D? New #UNESCO data tool reveals emerging players

As the UN General Assembly prepares to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics has released a new data tool showing the leaders and emerging players in research and development (R&D). “Innovation is key to achieving each of the Sustainable Development Goals. So it is essential to track R&D investment in […]

Winners of 2016 @UNESCO prize for sustainability #education come from Cameroon, Japan and the United Kingdom

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has named the three laureates of the 2016 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): the Centre for Community Regeneration and Development (CCREAD-Cameroon) from Cameroon; the Okayama ESD Promotion Commission from Japan; and the National Union of Students UK (NUS-UK) from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and […]

Global Report on Adult Learning and #Education calls on countries to invest in lifelong learning

Adult learning and education can improve health and well-being, employment opportunities and develop local communities, according to the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), produced by UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The main objective of the report, launched today on the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, is to take […]

@UNESCO: #Education needs to change fundamentally to meet global development goals @GEMReport #SDG4all

  The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). It also shows that education needs a major transformation to fulfill that potential and meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet. […]

2016 International #Literacy Prizes award ceremony marks 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day

On the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 8 September, the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova will award this year’s UNESCO International Literacy Prizes to five innovative programmes from India, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam. The awards, to be presented in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, are attributed to projects in line […]

#Microsoft comes on board as the Main Event Partner of the #Innovation #Africa Summit 2016

“Top Global IT and Innovation Companies converge in Nairobi for this year’s Innovation Africa Summit” NAIROBI, Kenya– AfricanBrains announced today that Microsoft, the worldwide leader in technology and software development, is the Main Event Partner for this year’s Innovation Africa Summit 2016 to be held on the 20th – 22nd September. As the Main Event […]

Leading the agenda for data production to monitor #education 2030 #SDG4

Monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education requires more and better quality data, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The UIS is launching two new tools to kick-start this process: an eAtlas mapping out the currently available global education indicators, and a Digest that sets out a roadmap to […]

The #Digital #Education Show #Africa 2016

Africa’s leading education conference and exhibition you won’t want to miss   The trendsetters. The visionaries. The innovators. At no other conference will you gain so much insight into technology and learning. The Digital Education Show Africa is taking place the 18th and 19th of October 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa […]

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