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United States (U.S.)-Zambia Education Data Partnership Delivers Comprehensive Results

The project conducted two large-scale Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRAs) in November 2018 and November 2021

After almost five years of collaboration between the Zambian Ministry of Education, the U.S. Government, through the USAID Education Data Project, has delivered on its mandate to facilitate in-depth, advanced educational assessments in Zambia. Since April 2018, the USAID Education Data Project worked closely with both the Ministry of Education…

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First ‘Business Council for Africa (BCA) African Business Book of the Year’ Award launched

London will host the first edition of the African Business Book of the Year Award in Q1 of 2023

Business Council for Africa announces launch of Africa’s first business book awards. Total prize money of $17,500 to be awarded to one winner and two runners-up. London will host the first edition of the African Business (https://African.Business) Book of the Year Award in Q1 of 2023. Award aimed at recognising…

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Snapplify and Longhorn Publishers partner to impact education across Africa

Edtech and content leaders come together to increase access to education resources

A new partnership between two African powerhouses, Snapplify (www.Snapplify.co.ke) and Longhorn Publishers (https://LonghornPublishers.com), will make thousands of top-quality, curriculum-aligned books available to schools and students across the continent. As a leader in educational publishing in Africa, Longhorn’s catalogue covers diverse curriculae, spanning East Africa, West Africa, and southern Africa. Leveraging Snapplify’s…

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African Energy Chamber Launches ‘The State of African Energy: 2023 Outlook’

The African Energy Chamber has officially launched ‘The State of African Energy: 2023 Outlook,’ a consolidated report providing global investors and energy companies with the insights they need to make informed decisions in 2023 and beyond

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (https://EnergyChamber.org/) – the voice of the African energy sector – is proud to announce the launch of its newest publication, ‘The State of African Energy: 2023 Outlook,” (https://bit.ly/3NbQLtD) a detailed report analyzing current, emerging and future oil and gas market trends as well as geopolitical…

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Children in Africa Five Times Less Likely to Learn Basics: New report

The ability of education systems to ensure even rudimentary literacy skills for their students has declined in four out of 10 African countries over the last three decades

African leaders gathered in Mauritius on Thursday, to mull solutions to the education gap highlighted by a new UN education agency report which shows children on the continent are five times less likely to learn the basics, than those living elsewhere. The ability of education systems to ensure even rudimentary literacy…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

2023 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) Call for Applications Now Open

The SUSI for Scholars provide academics the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions

The U.S. Embassy is now accepting applications for the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) exchange programs.  Sponsored by the U.S. government, SUSI exchanges are intensive post-graduate level academic programs whose purpose is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States at academic institutions…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Talking Books provide an innovative solution to reach rural communities in Uganda

Programme uses ‘talking book’ audio players to share knowledge on women’s land rights

Dramatic dialogue, music and poetry are not the usual ways that the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) raises awareness of and sensitizes rural communities on women’s land rights, but an innovative project in Uganda is doing just that through so-called Talking Books. Talking books are audio devices that allow…

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Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) Releases Book on Saudi Currencies During King Abdul Aziz’s Era

The book, published in the Arabic language, is a historical and analytical study exploring the various issuances of currencies in the Arabian Peninsula

The Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) (www.IsDBInstitute.org) has released the second edition of the book titled “Currencies Circulation During the Era of King Abdul Aziz Al Saud”, authored by Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Youssef, Assistant Professor of Islamic Currencies at Cairo University, Egypt. The book, published in the Arabic language, is…

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New United States Agency for International Development (USAID) LEARN to Read Activity to Improve Reading Outcomes for 3.5 Million Nigerian Children

The new USAID activity will ensure that school-age children and youth in Nigeria are able to gain foundational skills, such as literacy and numeracy, safely

On August 30, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) to Read activity, to improve early grade reading in the country over the next five years.  This $48.8 million U.S. Mission Nigeria investment in education will provide a better future to…

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Education and office investment to propel Middle East and Africa stationery market close to US$13 billion by 2028

Sector must move beyond paper to meet sustainability demands and counter digital creep

The future is bright for the Middle East & Africa’s stationery market, with a new report predicting the sector will achieve annual growth of 3.2 percent over the next six years to reach a regional record worth of US $12.93 billion. The report, by event knowledge partner 6Wresearch, makes for…