A white paper is an authoritative statement on issues and policies based on expert knowledge, facts and research. It presents a problem and a tangible solution that is backed by expert knowledge, facts and research.
A white paper is meant to explain a substantive issue to a reader and make it easy for the reader to understand the problem at hand. Then it presents a tangible solution, based on facts and research, to argue that a specific proposed solution is the best way forward.
In that regard, periodically, TTCJN issues white papers on issues to state our position or give our view and suggest the best way forward. In each of our white papers, we combine expert knowledge from professors in academia as well as thorough research to explain a pending issue to the reader and to also show that our proposed solution is the best way forward in the matter. In some instances too, we analyze existing policy and critique it whilst suggesting a more workable alternative, based on facts and expert knowledge.
Our projects and programmes are always backed by research. In TTCJN, we don’t just choose our projects and start working on them. We carefully conduct thorough research on the subject matter and plan our projects carefully. Hence, our projects are backed by research and we usually issue white papers to support different aspects of our projects.
Our objective is to make as much impact as possible in all our areas of operation. Be it in our trainings, projects, programmes, causes or events, we always make sure that we are achieving great results. And we are able to do that because, we base all our actions and operations on facts and figures which we arrive at after research.
We also collaborate with other organizations and agencies to work on projects and we provide research services.
Continentwide Impact: We impact several African countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Sub-Saharan Africa for some time now, has been the focus of most policy discussions in terms of partnerships and growth for the African continent in general. As the world’s youngest region, improving employment opportunities, especially for the youth, is very key because, it is one of the most effective ways to help people work their way out of poverty.
This research paper reviews the state of employment outcomes today, trends in the past 10 years, and the opportunities and challenges for employment policy in sub-Saharan Africa in the post-COVID-19 period. It identifies what is known about the drivers of these outcomes, and the consequences for Africa’s youth.
Through the Environmental Education Policy Initiative (EEPI), environmental education was included as a key principle in the government white paper on education and training. In this article we attempt to highlight the parallels between environmental education and Outcomes-Based Curriculum (OBE) and raise a critical debate around the institutionalization of environmental education in South Africa.