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    Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought
    Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought

    Covid-19 has created enormous disruptions in the lives of African youth. Millions of young people have had their learning put on hold for the better part of a year...

    By Dr Edward K. Brown 13 Apr 2021

    IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market
    IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market

    The International Air Transport Association training course will be offered free of charge for those who register before 23 February...

    10 Feb 2021

    Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot camp
    Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot camp

    In early December 2020, a 10-day coding boot camp, organised by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and...

    By Dr Mwarumba Mwavita 4 Feb 2021

    Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light Awards
    Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light Awards

    The Shining Light Awards invites promising young diamond jewellery designers from Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa to showcase their talent...

    27 Jan 2021

    Safari company launches innovative training programme in East Africa
    Safari company launches innovative training programme in East Africa

    Asilia Africa has launched a new training programme in East Africa to help upskill young Kenyans and Tanzanians. The programme launches with help from US$100,000 grant from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries...

    8 Jan 2021

    Why women mentoring women is critical for empowering underprivileged girls in Africa
    Why women mentoring women is critical for empowering underprivileged girls in Africa

    The well-known Africa proverb goes, "If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation." This is further substantiated by the fact that...

    By Regina Honu 5 Jan 2021

    Outdoor education at universities can be a positive legacy of Covid-19
    Outdoor education at universities can be a positive legacy of Covid-19

    Universities have faced major planning challenges due to Covid-19. While there has been significant media coverage about universities offering students online learning, what has been less discussed is how some activities have continued in face-to-face settings...

    By Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet 4 Jan 2021

    Prospect of new SA design qualification excites furniture industry
    Prospect of new SA design qualification excites furniture industry

    The qualification was registered with the South African Quality Assurance Framework (SAQA) in May this year...

    26 Oct 2020

    Orange Campus Africa - new African e-learning platform launches
    Orange Campus Africa - new African e-learning platform launches

    Orange has announced the launch of its online training platform "Orange Campus Africa" in partnership with the Virtual University of Senegal (UVS) during GSMA Thrive Africa...

    30 Sep 2020

    What can be done to better support women pursuing their PhDs in Africa
    What can be done to better support women pursuing their PhDs in Africa

    In many African countries like Kenya, there are gender gaps when it comes to women enrolling in, and completing, their PhD studies.

    By Anne M. Khisa 28 Sep 2020

    Special edition e-book captures responses from education's frontline during Covid-19
    Special edition e-book captures responses from education's frontline during Covid-19

    Wise, a Qatar Foundation global education think-tank, in partnership with Salzburg Global Seminar and Diplomatic Courier, has officially released a special e-book titled Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined - Responses from education's frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond...

    25 Sep 2020

    Ghanaian industrial training project builds skills for future economy - report
    Ghanaian industrial training project builds skills for future economy - report

    A six-year project to develop industrial skills among Ghana's workforce has improved the engineering and manufacturing skills of young people, promoted economic competitiveness and contributed to an improvement in the quality of life of beneficiaries and a reduction in poverty, according to an African Development Bank report issued on 15 July 2020...

    22 Jul 2020

    #YouthMonth: Resource Compass to help youth during Covid-19
    #YouthMonth: Resource Compass to help youth during Covid-19

    Global law firm Baker McKenzie has partnered with organisations including the Centre for International Rights to create the Youth Rights Resource Compass, a website that directs young people, as well as those who advocate for them, to the entities, organisations, governmental and other agencies that are open and available to them during Covid-19...

    17 Jun 2020

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    Building businesses that build Africa: Innovation in uncertain times

    If you're serious about making sense of an ever-changing world; about getting the real tools to do that to earn while you learn - or frankly to help keep your job and thrive as we recover - then you should...

    By Jon Foster-Pedley 8 Apr 2020

    How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequality
    How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequality

    The system is well-resourced for urban and well-off families, but leaves the poor and mostly rural youth inadequately prepared...

    By Moses Ngware 8 Apr 2020

    International study shows where South Africa's education system needs more help
    International study shows where South Africa's education system needs more help

    Interventions aimed at improving literacy scores must be targeted at the parts of the system that need it the most...

    By Surette van Staden 7 Apr 2020

    IT training: Skills transfer, an essential part to play for companies
    IT training: Skills transfer, an essential part to play for companies

    In the context of Africa's digital transformation, the next generations must be trained in the future professional requirements induced by the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

    By Laurent Sarr 30 Mar 2020

    Kids can keep learning even during a lockdown. Here's how
    Kids can keep learning even during a lockdown. Here's how

    Be prepared to learn along with your kids, take a break when you need to -- and have fun...

    27 Mar 2020

    Mo Salah named first ambassador for Instant Network Schools
    Mo Salah named first ambassador for Instant Network Schools

    Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah has become the first ambassador for Instant Network Schools which aims to give a quality education to refugee and host country students...

    25 Feb 2020

    Mastercard Foundation names 12 African EdTech companies as first fellows
    Mastercard Foundation names 12 African EdTech companies as first fellows

    The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT on Friday announced the first cohort of 12 EdTech Fellows - companies that will benefit from the Centre's support to expand their operations and improve secondary teaching and learning across the continent...

    24 Feb 2020

    Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry
    Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

    We chat with Jan van der Putten, vice president of Africa and Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager...

    By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2020

    4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
    4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

    All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

    19 Feb 2020

    Malaysian scholarships available to Commonwealth students
    Malaysian scholarships available to Commonwealth students

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General has launched a new scholarship at the King Henry VIII College in Selangor, Malaysia...

    17 Feb 2020

    Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris
    Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris

    HEC Paris Business School and the Yale School of Management have joined forces to bring the successful Yale Women's Leadership Programme to Europe. The programme, to take place at HEC Paris in March 2020, is set to bring together women leaders from around the continent...

    14 Feb 2020

    HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent
    HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent

    Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, offers insight into how technology and education can help economic growth in Africa...

    By Imran Salie 11 Feb 2020

    ALU, GE scholarships boost IT in Africa
    ALU, GE scholarships boost IT in Africa

    General Electric and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) have kicked off the third cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP), which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution...

    10 Feb 2020

    Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM
    Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM

    Science and engineering experts attending the recent Engineering for Girls Symposium at the Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria, called for more young female students to pursue...

    7 Feb 2020

    Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa
    Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa

    If Africa is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets, its governments must foster innovation...

    3 Feb 2020

    Overcoming the leadership deficit in Africa
    Overcoming the leadership deficit in Africa

    As stressed by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the cultivation of leaders with exceptional character and skills is critical to Africa's development...

    By Hatim Eltayeb 29 Jan 2020

    Wise releases results of Global Education Barometer
    Wise releases results of Global Education Barometer

    Coinciding with the International Day of Education, Wise has released an extensive study on the views of young people. Conducted by Ipsos, the survey was undertaken in 20 countries across the globe, in order to understand how youth perceive their education and how prepared and confident they feel in their future...

    24 Jan 2020



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