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World Youth Skills Day

 
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World Youth Skills Day, which is observed every year on the 15th of July, presents an opportunity to come together and recognise the importance of youth skills development, giving youth the chance to contribute to their communities’, countries’ and international sustainable development.   Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality...

 

Joyce Ocansey explores Australia’s working environment

 
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Ghanaian Awardee Joyce Ocansey (Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne) says she took part in the Inaugural Australia Awards-Africa Industry Placement Pilot because she wanted to explore not only the education system but also the working environment in Australia.   The Industry Placement Pilot gives awardees the opportunity to gain new knowledge, experiences, skills and expand their professional networks. Joyce...

 

World Oceans Day

 
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World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017, is a global day of ocean celebration for a better future.   The oceans are essential to food security, health, and survival of all life. They also power our climate and are a critical part of the biosphere. World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international...

 

Africa Day commemorated

 
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Africa Day is the annual global commemoration of the 25 May 1963 foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now known as the African Union). The 2017 theme is “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth”.   Investments made today in the youth, who represent Africa’s greatest asset, will determine the development trajectory of Africa over the next 50 years...

 

Research: Key to Addressing Food Security in Africa

 

There is need for an accelerated investment in agricultural revolution that allows development of innovative technologies and practices in Africa through tested research to guarantee nutrition, food security, job creation and poverty reduction in a sustainable manner.     Over 80% of the rural population in Africa either directly or indirectly derive their livelihood from agriculture, yet one person in every four...