Liberating the “Untouchables”

    By Jose kalathil kalathil.jose@gmail.com    . As the world celebrated the Toilet Day on 19 November, the world’s 2.3 billion people did not have reason to be merry, as they lacked private toilets. In India, they number 774 million. Among them, according to government, 11,000 are engaged in the centuries-old practice of physically removing human excrement from ‘dry’ […]

DIA DEL #VOLUNTARIADO

  El voluntariado, nos permite compartir experiencias y aprendizajes en otros países con otras culturas diferentes. Estamos en una época en la que los países, llamados “desarrollados”, se hacen cada vez más herméticos con respecto a lo que ocurre en el exterior de sus fronteras. De hecho, la información que se transmite a través de […]

FREE HIGH SCHOOL IS A CORNERSTONE OF OPPORTUNITY

We live in a country of immense privilege. There’s no denying inequities still exist, but when a country’s conversations around education can turn to topics of charter schools, testing standards and affordability of college it says something about just how fortunate we really are. In the United States, it’s a foregone conclusion that every child […]

Sustainable Development Goals

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided […]

Three #UN agencies join forces to boost #education of adolescent girls and young #women

  The heads of UNESCO, UNFPA and UN Women sealed a partnership to empower adolescent girls and young women through education, by signing a joint programme agreement at the headquarters of the United Nations Population Fund in New York. The agreement was signed today by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin […]

UNESCO’s Director-General awards first @UNESCO-Japan Prize on #Education for #SustainableDevelopment

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, awarded the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to Asociación SERES from Guatemala and El Salvador, Jayagiri Centre from Indonesia and rootAbility from Germany, in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 November. This was the first edition of the prize, which was created in 2014 to honour outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions […]

The #globaleducation community adopts and launches #Education 2030 Framework for Action

The Education 2030 Framework for Action (FFA) was adopted and launched at a high-level meeting, held alongside the 38th UNESCO General Conference at the Organization’s Headquarters on 4 November. “Today, with the Education 2030 Framework for Action, Governments from across the world have agreed on how to translate a promise on paper to change on the […]

#Biomimicry: inspiration is everywhere…

Bringing ideas to life. Each year 5-10 finalists in the Open category of the Global Design Challenge are invited to participate in the Challenge Accelerator program. Designed to help biomimetic solutions advance beyond the concept stage, the BGDC Accelerator is an intensive 6-9 month program during which the teams continue to develop their design concepts […]

The Disadvantaged & Underprivileged Featured In Child-made Movies Shown at SICF

The fragility of human relations and the complex emotions of those who are marginalized in modern societies are both featured in films shown at the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival. “The Other Neighborhood” a film which won the Best Child-Made Film Award at yesterday’s opening ceremony discusses a neighborhood that is deemed dangerous by the […]

#ARGENTINA Y #URUGUAY LIDERAN EL PROCESO DE INCORPORACIÓN PEDAGÓGICA DE LAS #TIC EN LA FORMACIÓN DOCENTE

Fueron presentados los resultados de las investigaciones sobre la incorporación de TIC con sentido pedagógico en la formación docente de Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay y Uruguay, en el marco del Seminario Regional del Programa de Apoyo al Sector Educativo del MERCOSUR, el cual tuvo lugar en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires el pasado 24 y 25 […]

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