The UNESCO Institute for Statistics wants to hear your views on the proposed new set of indicators for the suggested post-2015 education and learning targets.
The importance of early development for later school achievement, earnings, health and well-being has been clearly established, and there is international consensus that it should be seen as a priority for all countries and a goal for the post-2015 development agenda.
Kytabu—named after the Swahili word for “book”—is a digital textbook application that is changing the way African students are learning. Launched in Kenya in 2012 by founder Tonee Ndungu and CEO Paul Mugambi, the app provides low-cost mobile textbook subscription services on both Android and Windows platforms that allow students to “lease” digital learning content in a piecemeal manner.
The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, closed on 12 November with a declaration calling for urgent action to mainstream ESD and include ESD in the post-2015 development agenda.
Many governments, donors and program implementers are enthusiastic about the role of mobile phones and associated technologies in a wide range of initiatives, including strengthening health systems and improving health outcomes. However, over the last few years there has been growing conversation about what some call mHealth “pilotitis”—the phenomenon that while there have been many mHealth pilots, from sub-Saharan Africa to South Asia, the majority have not been taken to scale, with even fewer success stories.
Corporations marketing unhealthy foods to poorer consumers are being challenged for their role in the growing global burden of diseases like diabetes.Over 340 million people are living with diabetes, and WHO predicts the number of people who die from diabetes each year will double between 2005 and 2030. Nov.14 is World Diabetes Day.
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