Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 12 August 2020

▸ Author(s): Alice Mukashyaka

On August 12, we celebrate all youth, in particular those involved in youth-led initiative that are re-thinking education across the world during this pandemic.

▸ Published on 15 July 2020

▸ Author(s): Amara Kamaté, Aminata Siahoué

As we celebrate World Youth Skills Day, it is worth taking stock of the priority skills of young Africans in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and how this sector could be rethought and adapted to ensure better resilience to future crises.​

▸ Published on 16 June 2020

▸ Author(s): Oley Dibba-Wadda, Stefano De Cupis

June 16 marks the Day of the African Child. Today we honor those who participated or died in the Soweto uprising in South Africa in 1976 while demanding equal and quality education for all, and all those around the world who support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

▸ Published on 19 May 2020

▸ Author(s): Evelyne Beguinot

Only through a joint and concerted effort by all African stakeholders (ministries, foundations, NGOs, specialized training providers and other agile startups) will the keys to the future be handed over to our children, whose creative potential only needs to be unlocked.

▸ Published on 23 April 2020

▸ Author(s): Lily Nyariki, Stefano De Cupis

In light of the current health crisis, today more than ever before, access to quality reading material and learning is key as millions of children throughout Africa can no longer go to school. A fitting celebration for World Book and Copyright Day.

▸ Published on 07 April 2020

▸ Author(s): Shem Bodo

Discipline is the deliberate, or lack of, action to regulate behaviour. It is the practice of frank and strict adherence to legislation and guidelines, and cultural standards and values; the ability to control oneself or other people, even in challenging circumstances.

▸ Published on 08 March 2020

▸ Author(s): Coumba Touré Kane

The International Women’s Day 2020 theme is "Iam Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights". This theme is aligned with the UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

▸ Published on 21 February 2020

▸ Author(s): Lily Nyariki

As we celebrate International Mother Language Day, let’s look at how the Government of Kenya has taken steps to ensure that 18 national languages are being used in the school curriculum, promoting cultural and linguistic diversity.

▸ Published on 24 January 2020

▸ Author(s): Albert Nsengiyumva, Stefano De Cupis

Education is a key driver to transform lives, build peace, eradicate poverty and drive sustainable development. The adoption on December 3, 2018 of resolution 73/25 proclaiming January 24 “International Day of Education” - co-authored by Nigeria and 58 other Member States - demonstrated the unwavering political will to support transformative actions for inclusive, equitable and quality education for all.

▸ Published on 19 December 2019

▸ Author(s): Alpha Bah, Youssouf Ario Maiga

Despite the progress made by African countries in producing and using education data to support planning and inform policy and decision-making, many gaps persist. How can education management information systems be used to facilitate better planning and policy dialogue in Africa then?

▸ Published on 10 November 2019

▸ Author(s): Mary Wakhaya Sichangi

The first World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated worldwide on November 10, 2002 under UNESCO auspices. The rationale for celebrating that day has its roots in the importance of the role of science and scientists for sustainable societies and in the need to inform and involve citizens in science. This year’s theme is "Open science, leaving no one behind."

▸ Published on 11 October 2019

▸ Author(s): Juliet Kimotho

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. This year, under the theme, “GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable”, we celebrate achievements by, with and for girls since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.