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UNICEF and UNESCO call for concerted action on learning in the COVID era on the International Day of Education 2022

Joint statement from UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Mohamed Fall, and UNESCO Regional Director for Eastern Africa, Prof. Hubert Gijzen

“Today we are appealing to the key actors responsible for the learning and futures of children living across the Eastern and Southern Africa region. Even during the pre-pandemic period, a vast majority of African children were experiencing a widespread learning crisis, with COVID-19 only serving to exacerbate the situation. With…

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Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information expresses his condolences to the families of victims of a road accident in Tanzania that included journalists

The group was travelling to Bunda for work when their vehicle collided with a public service vehicle

The Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information expresses his sincere condolences for the six journalists and eight others killed in a road accident in Simiyu, Tanzania, on Tuesday, 11 January. The journalists whose lives have been lost are Husna Mlanzi (ITV, IPP Media), Johari Shani (Uhuru Digital), Anthony Chuwa (Freelance),…

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45 Million Dollar Renewable Energy Programme for Zimbabwe approved

The 4-year programme, which is expected to kick-off in April 2022, was jointly developed by UNESCO (Lead agency), UNWOMEN, UNDP and the Government of Zimbabwe

The United Nations SDG-Fund has approved Zimbabwe’s USD 45 Million programme on catalysing investments in Renewable Energy (RE) for the acceleration of the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. The UN SDG-Fund is contributing USD 10 Million to the programme whilst the Government of Zimbabwe through…

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SIDA-funded Project to Boost Science, Technology and Innovation Launches in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of six pilot countries taking part in the project, alongside Congo, Ghana, Namibia, Sierra-Leone and Zimbabwe

On 5 July 2021, the project Strengthening STI Systems for Sustainable Development in Africa got underway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The project launched at a multi-stakeholder consultation meeting, attended by about 50 participants representing government ministries and policy-making bodies, research and ethics regulatory bodies, the private sector and local communities. The…

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Gambian youth express commitment to embark on sensitization on Media and Information Literacy (MIL)

This commitment was made at the end of a three-day training on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for 40 young people from national and regional youth associations in The Gambia

Young people from across The Gambia have expressed their commitment to embark on sensitization campaigns to make their constituents and societies aware of how to access, critically evaluate, consume and use media and information. This commitment was made at the end of a three-day training on Media and Information Literacy…

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Spotlight Initiative supports mapping of disability inclusion within community based service providers and Gender Based Violence centres

Through this mapping exercise, Deaf Women Included (DWI) managed to create a partnership with the Karoi shelter which is managed by FACT

In November 2021, Deaf Women Included (DWI) conducted community based surveys and mapping exercises in Hurungwe and Guruve districts. The aim of the survey was to map out the existing GBV and SRH services in the districts and assess the extent to which they are disability friendly and accessible as…

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UNESCO and the Embassy of Italy launch graffiti mural on creating awareness on migration information

Welcoming participants at the launch, the UNESCO Ghana Country Representative, Mr. Diallo Abdourahamane stated that, the media play a crucial role in raising awareness on the risks related to migration

The graffiti mural in Accra is to amplify awareness on the need for access to quality information on migration amongst young people. Funded by the Italian government under the “Empowering Young People in Africa through Media and Communication’ project and through “Fondo Africa”, a financial instrument aimed at supporting interventions…

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Six East African youth projects raise awareness about African World Heritage

The youth-led projects took different approaches to raising awareness of the importance of World Heritage among youth in the Eastern Africa region

The six winning projects for the first Africa World Heritage Day (AWHD) Youth Competition for Eastern Africa were successfully completed in December 2021. Organized in collaboration with UNESCO National Commissions in the beneficiary countries (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), the youth-led projects took different approaches to raising awareness of the…

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UNESCO, Huawei and the Government of Kenya launch the DigiSchool pilot project on school connectivity

The pilot project was launched on December 17, 2021 in Maragima Primary School, Nyeri County, one of the 13 beneficiary schools

As part of the Global Education Coalition (GEC), UNESCO and Huawei, in collaboration with the Government of Kenya through the Ministries of Education; ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs; and the ICT Authority, have provided free internet connectivity to 13 schools in Kenya. The pilot project was launched on December 17, 2021…

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UNESCO leads the development of a roadmap to formalize ASM in South Sudan

A two-day consultative workshop was organized to validate the content of the ASM Policy Guidelines and Curriculum for East Africa and explore possibilities of adapting it to the context of South Sudan

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) have huge economic prospects but mostly regarded as illegal in East Africa. Capacity building efforts can spur successful formalization within the ASM sector if training programs promote best practices and focus on practical mining-related topics. Provision of the education in mining and mineral processing, will…