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Australia Awards – Africa hosts Post-Doctoral Pre-Departure Briefing

 
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On Wednesday, 16 August 2017, the High Commissioner to South Africa, HE Mr Adam McCarthy, hosted a lunch in honour of the recipients of the inaugural Australia Awards – Africa Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.   Other guests at the lunch were Professor Bernard Slippers from the University of Pretoria, Wilna Venter from the University of Cape Town, and Daan du Toit from the...

 

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...