Reimagining Education and Learning from Youth: “How can education contribute towards just, healthy, sustainable and peaceful futures for all?”
Our world is confronted with many challenges from an unprecedented ‘digital revolution’, to accelerating climate change, deepening inequalities, violence and conflict, and 82.4 million people forcibly displaced across the globe (UNHCR, 2021). As systems have to adapt to the unforeseen context, making full use of digital tools and innovative approaches developed by communities, we have a unique opportunity to reimagine education, its role, purpose, content and mode of delivery in view of ensuring it supports the advancement of more equitable, inclusive, just, peaceful and sustainable development models for all.
In order to support countries in their efforts to adapt to new global challenges, UNESCO is leading the revision of the 1974 Recommendation, which is a landmark legal instrument that brings together – for the first time in a stand-alone document – peace, international understanding, human rights and fundamental freedoms into education. The proposed revisions to the instrument are expected to help ensure education – at all levels and in all settings – plays a role in embarking societies on a path towards a more sustainable, healthy and peaceful future for all.
UNESCO, together with OHCHR as well as the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth – the three UN agencies leading the implementation of the 4th phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education, which is dedicated to youth – are organizing a Global Youth Consultation to ensure that young people have a say in the type of education they want and need, as well as amplify their voices in the revision process of the 1974 Recommendation.
The 7th edition of the International Fair of Enterprise, SME and Partnership (Promote 2019 Tade Fair) was held from February 16 to 24, 2019 at the Yaounde Congress Centre, under the patronage of President Paul Biya, with the generic theme “Business Trend and Sustainable Development, Energy and Societal Economy”.
Continue reading Rahama Wright, the Female Entrepreneurship Icon at Promote 2019
Since 2018, a research, development and maker’s hub known as Vilsquare Global Resources Ltd. is running a community program called National Hackathon Series, an example to reinforce the “living together” in societies with huge diversity. Continue reading This is how Nigerian Youth is building a more Inclusive Society via Civic Technology
The fast evolution of ICTs foreshadows a future of the world with digital preponderance, but the digital divide remains large, especially in the Global South. This makes it urgent to adopt good strategies for achieving in the near or distant future, a digital world that is both inclusive and equitable for all the humankind’s layers. Continue reading Digital Literacy in Africa: Empowering the young age for a stronger next generation
“Open Data remains a luxury reserved for better connected communities, and people having free access to internet.”
As the UN World Data Forum 2018 is currently taking place, hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, it is accurate to question the impact of data on building better societies. Continue reading How will Open Data help building a more Sustainable society in Africa throught Internet Freedom? Insights from FIFAfrica18
La question de développement est étroitement liée à celle de la maîtrise de l’énergie dont les contours modernes intègrent le concept de durabilité. Très longtemps, dans les civilisations anciennes, la priorité était donnée aux énergies conventionnelles telles que le charbon, le pétrole et les grands barrages hydroélectriques qui ont toutes montré des limites en termes de la protection de l’environnement et de l’économie des ressources naturelles.
By Carlos NGOUFACK, Environmental Law Expert, Sustainable Development Policy Analyst
Continue reading Les enjeux d’un Cadre juridique spécifique aux énergies renouvelables au Cameroun
“Despite the developments contained in the law N ° 2011/022 of 14 December 2011 governing the electricity sector, a real legal vacuum can still be indexed regarding renewable energies, for the section devoted to it in the law is followed by neither implementing texts nor a real operational impetus from the government.”
By Simone Toussi Tiofack|
Continue reading Cameroon: Tackling Energy Shortage and Poverty by regulating Renewable Energy
“Il suffirait simplement d’accorder de la primauté aux projets qui visent une exploitation du potentiel national en sources d’énergies propres, non rares et renouvelables, d’orienter les projets vers la mise en oeuvre des prescriptions du PANERP, en adoptant de mesures peu coûteuses, concrètes et accessibles en termes de technologie.”
By Simone Toussi Tiofack
Continue reading REDUCTION DU DEFICIT D’ENERGIE au Cameroun : réorienter les initiatives sous le prisme des OMD
Women Deliver 2019 Conference, world’s largest conference on gender equality and health, rights, and well-being of girls and women will take place from 3rd to 6th June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. From keynotes to social enterprise pitches, workshops to film festivals, it will give countless opportunities to engage, gather inspiration, and build a more gender equal world.
Continue reading “Power. Progress. Change.” Advancing Debate on Gender Equality