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32 Somali Migrants Assisted to Return Safely from Libya

Currently, there are nearly 6,000 Somali migrants in Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme, facilitated the safe return of 32 Somali migrants in November 2021. “Currently, there are nearly 6,000 Somali migrants in Libya, many of whom are still stranded.” said Federico Soda, Chief of Mission, IOM Libya. “The VHR programme…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

UNESCO Approves Establishment of International Centre of Excellence in Engineering Innovation, Manufacturing and Technology Transfer in Ghana under its auspices

The centre will now extend its role by providing cutting-edge engineering services not only within Ghana but across the entire subregion

On 22 November, UNESCO’s 193 Member States approved the establishment of a Centre of Excellence in Engineering Innovation, Manufacturing and Technology Transfer in Ghana, during UNESCO’s 41st General Conference in Paris, France. The centre’s name reflects both its new international role and its reputation for excellence in training and in…

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Merck Foundation releases two new songs ‘Girl Can’ and ‘Yes, You Can’ to support girls' education and mark the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls

Merck Foundation continues its efforts to raise awareness about violence against females, empowering girls and women through education

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) also released a story book for children ‘Not Who You Are’, a story of a young couple – Mukama and Amina that experienced Gender Based Violence, overcame it, and decided to move along together to spend a happy and content life; Merck Foundation continues its efforts to…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Workshop: Development of the Policy Framework on Namibian research outputs and Journal Accreditation

An Interim National Steering Committee was established by MHETI to provide expert advice and drive the development of the policy on Namibian Research outputs and Journal Accreditation

About 30 stakeholders from academia, government and NGOs attended the first consultation workshop on the development of the policy framework on Namibian Research outputs and Journal Accreditation from 27-28 October 2021 in Otjiwarongo. The consultation jointly organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation (MHETI) and National Commission on…

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Surge in violence leaves thousands in DRC in desperate need of assistance

Many armed actors in DRC have been accused of grave violations of child rights in conflict

A new wave of violence in Ituri province in eastern DR Congo has forced aid organisations to reduce or suspend their activities, leaving thousands of families without life-saving humanitarian support, including food assistance, education and health services. Save the Children, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)…

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One in five children in fragile states risk dropping out of school as Covid takes its toll: Save the Children

Although school closures and disruptions have affected all children, the impact has been far greater for children in low-income countries

Millions of children have not returned to school in low-income countries after classrooms were closed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with up to one in five children missing out on an education, a new Save the Children school survey across six fragile countries reveals. The survey—which was carried out in 625 schools…

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Huawei's CloudCampus Revolutionizes Network Administration in Campuses Across the Globe

CloudCampus allows fast provisioning, enabling network rollouts in double-quick time

In his 1962 book Profiles of the Future, the eminent scientist and author Arthur C. Clarke wrote that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." That maxim is as true today as it was over six decades ago when it was laid down. In particular, networking technology has evolved…

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Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot Marks its Tenth Anniversary

The Steyn City Foundation took care to discuss learners’ needs with principals from participating schools

The end of November is always a special time of year for the Steyn City Foundation (www.SteynCity.co.za), as it spreads the joy of the festive season with Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot, its flagship initiative. This year promises to be even more memorable, however, as the project celebrates its tenth anniversary. “From…

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Launch of Namibia’s Revised National Science, Technology And Innovation Policy

The revised policy was officially launched on 15 October, in the presence of the Minister of Higher education, technology and innovation (MHETI) and high-level officials, including from UNESCO and the UN.

The Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation (MHETI), in collaboration with national STI stakeholders, launched a consultative process that led to the revised and updated National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (NSTIP) 2020-2030. The revised policy was officially launched on 15 October, in the presence of the Minister of…

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U.S. Agency for International Development Marks Sixty Years of Development Assistance to Nigeria

USAID has built its reputation as the world’s premier international development organization by partnering with more than 100 countries to strengthen communities and improve lives

During the month of November, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is commemorating a major milestone, marking 60 years since its founding by President John F. Kennedy.  Nigeria was among the first countries in the world to receive development assistance under the Agency in 1961. For six decades, USAID has built its…