Archive for: August, 2016

Funding Models: the key to reviving primary education?

by Milou Vanmulken

  • Posted on August 22, 2016

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  • Education / News

Universal primary education – a legacy of the Millennium Development Goals – has become the norm in many African countries today. More children than ever before are enrolled in primary education. Yet, the worsening experience of pupils should by now have taught us that schooling for all is no guarantee for less income inequality or…



International E-Commerce in Africa

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  • Posted on August 19, 2016

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  • Trade

E-commerce has great potential to become a significant part of the economic activity of countries throughout Africa. Increasing digital literacy and unprecedented new demand are occurring at the same time as breakthrough developments in infrastructure and technology.



Experts weigh Brexit’s implications for Africa

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  • Posted on August 19, 2016

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  • Politics / Trade

Some experts consider that “Brexit” could have adverse impacts on African economies, in terms of the type of preference schemes the UK may grant, knock-on trade and investment impacts of economic slowdown and tumbling British pound, as well as potential changes in EU policies in light of London’s role in the formulation of international development policy…



Britain’s Response to the Migrant Crisis – missed opportunities to promote its humanitarian brand

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  • Posted on August 9, 2016

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  • Politics

Today in Britain, much energy is spent towards debating spending cuts and how overseas development aid should be spent in these difficult times. 0.7% of Britain’s GDP is ring fenced to foreign aid, meaning it may not be subjected to cuts like in other departments. The Department for International Development (DfID) needs to be as…



“If I look like you, I will support you”: Ethnic Minority Graduates Job Market Access in London

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  • Posted on August 2, 2016

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  • Education

“If I look like you, I will support you”. An open Discussion on Job Market Experiences of Ethnic Minority Graduates in London   A small group of UK’s Minority Graduates met recently for a roundtable discussion that was straightforward and suggestive. On September 25, NIAS hosted a roundtable discussion on When Qualifications Aren’t Enough: Job…



Elderly Migrants Demand End To Pension Freeze

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  • Posted on August 2, 2016

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  • News

Campaigners continue fight for changes to policy that leaves African and Caribbean ‘returnees’ out of pocket. SHORTCHANGED: British pensioners in the Caribbean and Africa could be missing out on vital retirement funds.



When Qualifications Aren’t Enough: Job Market Outcomes and Experiences of Britain’s Ethnic Minority Graduates

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  • Posted on August 2, 2016

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  • Education

Life isn’t easy for an ethnic minority graduate in the UK. Each phase along the way, from applying for a place in any university to finding a job and then deciding if it’s financially viable; ethnic minority students are at a clear-cut disadvantage. The disparities are alarming.



Can Africa Move Away From Aid To Trade?

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  • Posted on August 2, 2016

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  • Trade

What should it do to attract more private equity and how can it convert the illicit financial flows to funds for domestic resource mobilization, climate change and conflict resolution – these are pertinent issues which affect the long term development of the African economies.



Charities are ‘too white, too male, too middle class’: Review says diversity in recruitment and promotion should become a priority

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  • Posted on August 1, 2016

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  • Nonprofit

Britain’s charities have an appalling record of recruiting and promoting ethnic minority staff to senior roles, the former head of the NSPCC has warned. This leads to the perpetuation of a white, male, middle-class leadership.