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Coronavirus: UNESCO and the European Union join forces to ensure the flow of quality information in the Covid-19 crisis

The project funding of €2.5 million over a period of 12 months will be allocated primarily to Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal and Zimbabwe

UNESCO and the European Union are launching an awareness-raising project to strengthen the resilience of states in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will help societies address the challenge of the lack of reliable information on the coronavirus. This lack of trustworthy information has far-reaching consequences not only…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO launches Global Skills Academy to boost employability of one million youth as recession looms

The Organization unveiled the project, Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, on World Youth Skills Day, celebrated on 15 July

UNESCO is launching a Global Skills Academy aiming to equip one million young persons with employability and resilience skills and help them find jobs during the looming recession when youth employment prospects look bleak. The Organization unveiled the project, Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO and UNHCR on improving refugee youth education in the post-Covid context, a roundtable debate

A mere 63% of refugee children attend primary school and only 24% continue their secondary education

UNESCO and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are convening an online round table on Monday 13 July from 4 to 5.30 pm (2.00—3.30 pm, UTC) to examine ways to optimize schooling and learning for young refugees in the future post-epidemic context. The discussion will…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Global Education Coalition facilitates free internet access for distance education in several countries

In sub-Saharan Africa, Orange through its subsidiaries, provides free access to accredited learning platforms

Major mobile telephone operators that are part of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition have stepped up efforts to improve connectivity by providing free access to online educational content for students in all regions of the world affected by Covid-19 induced school closures. “While the Global Education Coalition supports both online and…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO and ICOM concerned about the situation faced by the world's museums

In Africa and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), only 5% of museums have developed online content for their audiences

On the occasion of International Museum Day, two studies by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) confirm that museums have been especially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 90% of them, or more than 85,000 institutions, having closed their doors for varying lengths of time during the crisis.…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO puts the spotlight on women’s voices in imagining the world to come

New contributions from prominent women and men working in all parts of the world in a rich variety of disciplines will be added to the UNESCO Forum of Ideas platform

UNESCO has invited leading women thinkers, artists and activists from fields ranging from climatology to international relations through physics and African studies, to voice their views on the challenges and opportunities the world will face in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first six short videos published today provide…

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Coronavirus - Africa: When hip-hop saves lives - UNESCO, i4Policy, UNHCR join forces in #DontGoViral campaign to fight infodemic around COVID-19

As over 5,000 coronavirus cases were reported in West and Central Africa, the song was composed to express the spirit of #DontGoViral

“We are at war against an invisible enemy/ For once, by keeping our distance we will be invincible/ I know you've always dreamed of being Superman/ But stay home, you'll see it’s super, man” says the song Protect your Life, released by the Raised Fists collective of Nigeria to raise awareness of,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Imagining the World to Come, an African perspective on the continents’ post-COVID-19 future

The meeting is designed to develop an interdisciplinary African prospective analysis of the impact of the present health crisis on the continent

UNESCO will hold an online meeting of intellectuals, change makers and cultural personalities to take stock of the sociocultural implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of societies on the African continent, online on 7 May from 2pm to 4.30. Held with the participation of Kwesi Quartey Vice-Chairperson of…

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Coronavirus - Africa: The International Union of French-Speaking Press (UPF) and UNESCO address migration information in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

The training courses are aimed at Lebanon, Niger, Morocco and Tunisia, countries that are highly exposed to migration flows

The International Union of French-Speaking Press (UPF) and UNESCO will strengthen the capacity of journalists to deal with migration issues in the framework of COVID-19 and will encourage independent media productions. Three quarters of refugees, as well as many migrants, are in developing countries where health systems are fragile and…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Startling digital divides in distance learning emerge

About 56 million learners live in locations not served by mobile networks, almost half in sub-Saharan Africa

Half of the total number of learners – some 826 million students – kept out of the classroom by the COVID-19 pandemic, do not have access to a household computer and 43% (706 million) have no internet at home, at a time when digitally-based distance learning is used to ensure…