Researches And White Papers List

Researches And White Papers List

Group 1: Education

Group 1

Education is the first group of causes that we focus on. We see it as a very important SDG which has the ability to positively impact all the other focus areas that we want to tackle. It affects poverty positively, it reduces inequalities, improves maternal mortality and health etc. But in spite of all these positives, the UN estimates that, 617 children and adolescents lack minimum proficiency in reading and mathematics (ie, 6 out of 10 children and adolescents), and there is also a teacher shortage in Sub-Saharan Africa – 1.1 million teachers are needed in Sub-Saharan Africa for children to receive primary education.

Photo Of Research - Education - Ghana - A Study On The Effectiveness Of ICT Training

The sample consisted of 200 students and 40 teachers in five Senior High Schools. The descriptive statistical method was employed concurrently to analyze the data using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software.

We found out that a greater percentage of the students partake in the ICT training at school, but the majority of students don’t practice after school because of lack of personal computers.

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Photo Of White Paper - Education - South Africa - Introduction Of Environmental Education

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.

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Group 2: Youth, Employment And Innovation

Our second group of causes focuses on Youth, Employment And Innovation. All the issues being tackled by the SDGs, concern the youth. But one major issue of concern for the youth is unemployment. The solution is not just employment, but decent work. Decent work means opportunities for everyone to get work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration.

Photo Of White Paper - Continentwide - Review Of Employment Outlook, Trends And Opportunities In Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

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Photo Of White Paper - Continentwide - Employment And Employability In Africa – Education, Job

Africa is home to the world’s youngest population and the numbers keep growing exponentially. However, the growth in population size is not commensurate with the growth in the number of available jobs. Every year, approximately 12 million young people enter the labour market, but a greater percentage of this number is unable to find any meaningful job to do. There is therefore the need to create more jobs so as to instil hope in Africa’s youth.

The objective of this white paper is to highlight selected key challenges and compile the most important ones in an overall analysis. This we believe, can help to identify concrete and locally anchored solutions that will benefit the youth of Africa.

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Group 3: Girls & Women, Poverty And Inequality

Poverty, Inequality and Women (Girls) are interrelated. Poverty and inequality are two of the main reasons for underdevelopment in the world but of the categories of people that are affected most by poverty and inequality, women make a chunk of it; especially in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which account for 80% of those living in extreme poverty. Available statistics indicates that, inequality has increased by 11%. Half of all people living in poverty are under 18; ie, 50% of all people affected by poverty are the youth and children.

Group 4: Climate, Environment, Health And Water

Climate change affects the environment negatively which in turn affects health, water & sanitation. Taking action to safeguard health and water as well as against climate change will directly contribute not only to these three goals but also to the other SDGs. Taking action in this regard will also bring about a lot of positive economic impact.

  • Bold climate action could trigger at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits by 2030.
  • The energy sector alone will create around 18 million more jobs by 2030, focused specifically on sustainable energy.

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