Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 11 February 2021

▸ Author(s): Jozef Raczka

Implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women in collaboration institutions and civil society partners, February 11th is a day of celebration aiming to promote women and girls in science. This day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.

▸ Published on 15 December 2020

▸ Author(s): Alpha Bah, Sang F.W. Gomez

In The Gambia, like in many other countries, EMIS data have been the livewire for education sector managers and stakeholders involved in the decision-making process. Over the years, the country has made great strides in making its EMIS more demand-driven. Read how here.

▸ Published on 05 October 2020

▸ Author(s): Bernard Kirk, Claire Gillissen-Duval

Join us in celebrating the role of all teachers across the world as essential workers during the pandemic, and as the driving force in transforming learners.

▸ Published on 21 September 2020

▸ Author(s): Dorah Kitala

September 21st marks the International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by the United Nations, this day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

▸ 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.