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Schoolchildren at  Sengezane Primary school are seen in class in this Monday , September,9 , 2016 photo  in  Matebeland South  Province.Several families in the area are struggling  and have resorted to one meal a day. According to the Zimbabwean government  more than four millon Zimbabweans  will need food aid assistance following the El Nino enduced drought that struck the Southern African Nation.The government, UN agencies including  UNICEF and other donors are appealing for millions of dollars in emergence support to  assist stricken families.UNICEF Zimbabwe says its funding gap remains above US $19 million(Copyright/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/UNICEF)

SDG4: Where is our sense of urgency?

This blog was written by Anja Nielsen, Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Education and Youth at Unicef UK. In reading UNESCO’s new briefing Meeting Commitments: Are Countries on Track to Achieve SDG4?, I was struck by one sentence in particular. As the briefing draws to a close, it notes that ‘the generation that should finish […]

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RTE and UNESCO publish right to education handbook

Adapted from a feature published on the Right to Education Initiative website on 24th January 2019. To mark the first ever International Day of Education on 24th January 2019, the Right to Education Initiative (RTE) in collaboration with UNESCO, published the Right to education handbook—the most comprehensive resource on the right to education to date—which […]

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Measuring the Immeasurable: an exercise in futility?

This blog was written by David Levesque, Independent Education Adviser and ex-DFID Senior Adviser. Why are we trying to measure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular, the education goal, SDG4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all? Sitting by the beach and pondering on Kenneth King’s […]

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Let’s talk about racism in education and international development

This blog post was written by Arathi Sriprakash, Sociologist of Education at the University of Cambridge. It is a reflection on discussions that took place at a seminar on “Questions of Race in Education and International Development” which she convened with Leon Tikly (University of Bristol) and Sharon Walker (University of Cambridge). The event was […]

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