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Flushing Out Poverty with a Hygiene Approach
By admin November 20, 2018

It’s easy to take toilet for granted. With the coming of the 6th World Toilet Day, the general public and development actors begin to realize that the sanitation crisis is far from being solved. One in five primary schools and one in eight secondary schools globally do not have any toilets, the group WaterAid said

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‘Voting’ with Our Choices: Child Labor and the Way Forward
By admin October 30, 2018

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s published the 17th edition of Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, estimating that at least 152 million children are engaged in child labor and 25 million people are in forced labor worldwide, which is clear and striking. It notes that some of modern society’s most

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The Importance of Girls Education in Global Development
By admin August 1, 2018

As women and girls account for about half of the world’s population. Women are important members of their communities and critical facilitators of global development. However, due to lack of proper education, some girls are unable to reach their full potential. Girls are under-represented in schools, with a 4% gender gap in primary school enrollment

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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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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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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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Transforming Education in Myanmar’s Rural Schools through ICT
By admin April 12, 2017

Photo by Ben White   Poverty in Myanmar is concentrated in rural areas, where livelihood is guaranteed by agriculture. Despite a decline in poverty from 2010 to 2015, according to a poverty analysis conducted by the World Bank, poverty still remains substantial. The country, and particularly its rural regions are recovering from the floods of

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Utilizing ICT to Education in sub-Saharan Africa
By admin February 9, 2017

Today tablets, laptops, and multimedia are increasingly used in classrooms. Technology in education might be commonplace in the developed world. But the same is taking place in many African countries. At the University of South Africa, curriculum is taught through distance learning, and has over 310,000 South African and international students enrolled. Mauritius has connected

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Africa’s Contemporary Development needs Data, not Money
By admin September 12, 2016

While the billions of dollars in aid delivered to the African continent effectively help governments solve their social and economic challenges, it cannot be a definitive solution to widespread African poverty.  As a recent Project Syndicate article shows, job creation is the key element that will empower the large pool of African youth population, which

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Protect Their Right to Education
By admin August 9, 2016

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, celebrated each year on August 9 since 1994, marks the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Population in 1982. This year’s theme focuses on the right to education. The right of indigenous peoples to education has been mentioned in several international documents.

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South African University Reopens after Week Long Protest
By admin October 29, 2015

    University of Witwatersrand, one of South Africa’s top universities, reopened this Wednesday after a weeklong nationwide protest. All classes and activities resumed and a new postponed exam schedule will be decided soon. The reopen follows with President Jacob Zuma’s concession to the recent protest and agree that there will not be a tuition

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