Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USA and Ghana Partnership Advances Early Grade Reading

After six months of program implementation in Yendi, early grade reading assessment results recorded a significant increase in student reading scores among the 20 Yendi municipality pilot schools

One of the key partnerships between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana is focused on promoting a quality education for Ghanaian children. The collaboration between Ghana’s Ministry of Education and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has advanced early grade reading for school children through the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers

The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers: From:               25/09/2018 To:                   27/09/2018 Location:          Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org )  and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations (https://AG.Purdue.edu/scaleup/Pages/about.aspx) from September 25-27, 2018,…

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Source: Merck Foundation |

Merck Foundation to organize Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Senegal and rest of Africa

The training program is a part of ‘Merck More than a Mother’ community awareness initiative and is being organized for the first time in Senegal for the media representatives

Merck Foundation to provide training to media representatives from Senegal Merck Foundation to Call for Application for ‘Merck More than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2018 Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany will organize the Merck Health Media Training on 31st of October 2018 at Le…

Source: Africa Dialogues |

Africa Dialogues Win Best Corporate Event at Ghana Event Awards 2018

This first event sparked the interest of the team to focus on curating programs and initiatives that promote cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing Africa

AFRICA DIALOGUES (www.AfricaDialogues.com) won the Best Corporate Event at the just ended Ghana Event Awards 2018 by Event Guide. The awards ceremony by Event Guide was organized annually to celebrate and honor indigenous Ghanaian events and organizers who go the extra mile for excellence in their respective fields. Africa Dialogues…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: Deputy President Mabuza leads The Human Resource Development Council (Hrdc) to The North West Province

Deputy President Mabuza will be accompanied by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Ms Naledi Pandor and Premier of North West, Prof Job Mokgoro and other senior government officials

Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) of South Africa, will on Friday, 21 September 2018, visit the North West Province to hold the 21st HRDC meeting at the ORBIT TVET College in Rustenburg. The meeting will receive a progress report…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: House Chairperson Dikgale disappointed by shoddy built houses in Tshwane

The delegation also heard about allegations that some beneficiaries were illegally selling their houses

The House Chairperson for International Relations in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Ms Masefako Dikgale, was disappointed by the poorly-built RDP houses in Soshanguve, Tshwane, as well as reports of subcontractors who have not been paid in three years. On Tuesday, 18 September 2018, House Chairperson Dikgale led a delegation that included…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Education emerged as a leading concern during National Council of Provinces (NCOP's) outreach in Johannesburg today

The Gauteng’s Department of Economic Development reflected on challenges facing Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and the outflow of an estimated R8 billion from the Johannesburg townships

A joint group of National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and Gauteng Provincial Legislature members visiting the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, listened to a litany of service delivery challenges during the first day of Taking Parliament to the People (TPTTP) programme in Gauteng.   The TPTTP visit, held under the theme: “Impact of migration – Deepening cooperative governance…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President’s coordinating council endorses action in Education, Health and Infrastructure

The meeting received reports on the state of health and education in the nine provinces by Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi and Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga respectively

Government at the national and provincial level has prioritised a set of interventions to improve education, health and the provision of social infrastructure, supported by measures to enhance human resource and financial management. This was agreed at a special meeting in Pretoria today of the President’s Coordinating Council which was…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Addis Ababa: Stars - Student Achievers Summer Camp 2018

This summer program is the first of its kind to bring together high achievers from all over Ethiopia, including the pastoralist community, students with disability, and underserved communities

The Student Achievers Summer (STARS) Program is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. The objective of the program is to recognize the academic success of 12th grade public school students from nine regional states and two administrative cities. This…

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Egypt’s Software Piracy Drop and Legal Reforms Boost Foreign Investment

New rigorous measures and effective legislative reforms help attract more investment in the country’s vibrant IT sector

Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June. The study revealed that Egypt has managed to decrease the commercial value of the unlicensed software, which declined significantly from $157m in…