Monthly Archives: May 2017

Key Takeaways from the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2017
By admin May 23, 2017

Some 1,200 global leaders recently convened in Jordan at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2017. The themes of this year’s conference touched on Syria, President Trump, jobs, and a possible post-oil economy. In addition, these global leaders discussed means of supporting the burden of refugees as well

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What can Big Data Do for Development?
By admin May 22, 2017

Last week, May 17th, marked the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. It is celebrated to raise awareness of the use of Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) to promote social and economic development. Themed on Big Data for Big Impact, this year’s focus is on the power of big data for development

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THE BASSIOUNI GROUP COMPLETES UNITED NATIONS/GOVERNMENT OF UGANDA PROJECT TO DEVELOP MULTI-SECTORAL NATIONAL STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS PROGRAMMING IN UGANDA
By admin May 19, 2017

Over the last two years, Uganda has undertaken a national policy shift toward embracing Adolescent Girls (AGs) as part of the country’s economic, political, and social development. In response to this, The Bassiouni Group (TBG) was commissioned to provide technical, strategic, and facilitative support to enable the development of the nation’s first costed Multi-Sectoral National

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Chechnya ‘Genocide’
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Chechnya leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been accused for carrying out genocide against gay individuals, called out as a “wave of persecution.” In a specific case when a teenager was reportedly thrown out of a window on the ninth-floor after his uncle discovered he was gay. Etienne Deshoulieres, a lawyer who supports three gay rights groups,

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An eAtlas to Better Understand Gender inequality in Out-Of-School Children
By admin May 10, 2017

Out-of-School gender rate disparities vary greatly from one region to another even though they are almost alike at the global level. Gender disparities are the highest in Arab States, sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia. Because of the many conflict-hit areas in Arab states, it is difficult to precisely quantify gender disparities in out-of-school

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Genocide in South Sudan
By admin May 9, 2017

About a month ago, the UN commission of inquiry for South Sudan was given leverage to start targeting perpetrators that commit human rights abuses such as rapes and tortures that are being played out currently. To note, there are major concerns that South Sudanese nationals are being ethnically cleansed by government forces and their allies.

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The Importance of Promoting Applied Sciences in Africa
By admin May 3, 2017

More than half or Africa’s population is under the age of 30, making it the youngest population in the world. With one billion people spread across 50 countries, Africa only counts 2,000 colleges and universities. As a comparison, the United States’ population is of 320 million people and it counts over 4,000 colleges or universities.

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Invisible Children
By admin May 2, 2017

Statistics analyzed in a recent report by Plan International illustrate data that was used to formulate the question, “When does a child stop being a child and become a girl or a boy?” According to the World Bank, within the next decade about 40 million young adults in sub-Saharan Africa will drop out of school.

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