Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme Empowers Women and Girls through Community-Managed Funding

From UN Habitat Drawing from its extensive experience in building inclusive governance capacity, promoting adequate housing, and improvement of living standards for people living in slums through implementing slum upgrading projects, UN-Habitat has consolidated an integrated, in-situ citywide approach to slum upgrading and prevention in its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP). PSUP, an initiative of

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Kuwait Conference addresses the challenges for an ethical and safe cyberspace for youth

From UNESCO The first conference on protecting children and youth from the risks of social media activities was held in Kuwait from 21 to 23 March 2017. It aimed at examining innovative ways and measures on how to protect young people from the dangers and challenges of the social media, related to ethical, legal, social

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From where I stand: “We barely had a meal in three days”

From UN Women Florence Luanda Maheshe found herself in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo with six children to feed and barely enough food. Once the camp closed, she was left with no support. Access to a small piece of land and assistance from a NGO supported by UN Women helped Maheshe

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“Cities are the engines of development, youths their mechanics” – Senegal

Via United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Dakar, 27 March 2017 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa organised, Saturday 25 March in Dakar (Senegal) in partnership with the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the African Union Commission and UN Habitat an Expert Group Meeting on “The New Urban Agenda and

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‘The role policy plays in enabling mobile learning for displaced people’ – UNESCO

Via UNESCO   A Policy Forum was held to wrap up Mobile Learning Week which took place in Paris from 20 to 24 March. The Forum examined the role policies play in facilitating the acquisition of e-skills, particularly for disadvantaged and displaced populations. It brought together ministers of education and ministers of ICT to talk

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Mobile solutions to empower, educate refugees and displaced persons take spotlight at UN forum

Via UN News   28 March 2017 – Several initiatives to improve learning through mobile technologies were presented during the Mobile Learning Week 2017, a recently-concluded five-day event held at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Mobile Learning Week, which wrapped up last Friday, gathered hands-on education specialists,

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‘HEALTH WORKSHOP EDUCATES YOUTH IN INDIA’ – UNAIDS

Via UNAIDS   Ayushi Tripathi is a student at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, a city in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh. She explains that she comes from a family where talking about sex is taboo. “We never talk about it at home. Even seeing an advertisement about condoms is uncomfortable for my parents,”

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UNESCO-China project advances ICT in teacher training in 10 African countries

China announced an extra USD4 million in funds to advance the UNESCO-China-Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) Information and Communication Technology in teacher training project, at a meeting at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris on April 19-20, 2016. The meeting, “Harnessing Technology for Quality Teacher Training in Africa”, addressed the achievements and lessons learned in the first three project countries: Côte

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Girls in crisis settings overlooked for life-saving care, say health advocates

From UNFPA UNITED NATIONS, New York/BEIRUT, Lebanon – “To be pregnant in the middle of a humanitarian setting is already a dangerous situation, but for girls aged 15 to 19 the risk of pregnancy-related death is already twice as high than for somebody in their twenties. For girls aged 10 to 14, the risk is

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‘Transforming Myanmar rural schools with ICT: One Teacher at a Time’ – UNESCO

Via UNESCO   As the ‘ICT for Education: Mobile Broadband in Myanmar’ conference is set to get underway in Yangon, a look back at 18 months of UNESCO and partners’ groundbreaking initiative Eighteen months ago, UNESCO set out to introduce ICT-pedagogy integration in Myanmar classrooms. While the rest of Asia-Pacific is tweeting and chatting on

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