Category Archives: Disaster preparedness

Why universal secondary education can help fight climate change

By Raya Muttarak, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW and WU), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. Not only have climate scientists agreed that humans are contributing to climate change, but recent … Continue reading

Posted in Citizenship, Climate change, Disaster preparedness, Environment, Post-2015 development framework, sdg, sdgs, Secondary school, Sustainable development | 5 Comments

Education: A powerful response to climate change

By Colin Bangay, the senior education adviser for the UK government’s Department for International Development in India; the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies. With a new World Bank report warning climate change could push more … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Environment, Poverty, Rural areas, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development | 3 Comments

The GMR – and how it has contributed to EFA

In 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal 164 countries pledged to achieve six education goals by 2015.  Participants committed to vastly improve education opportunities for children, youth and adults. Governments and international partners pledged that no country … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Child soldiers, Developed countries, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Finance, Gender, Governance, Literacy, Marginalization, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school | 4 Comments

New GMR booklet: Sustainable development begins with education

As the General Assembly kicks off in New York, the GMR has produced a new widely-supported booklet showing that education is a catalyst for each of the proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Education is positively intertwined with each of the proposed … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Climate change, Conflict, Democracy, Developed countries, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Famine, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Reproductive health, Skills, Sustainable development | 2 Comments

Bangladesh: Innovative solutions to improve education for the disadvantaged

Mosammat is the seventh participating teacher in our Teacher Tuesday campaign. Bangladesh is hit by flooding every monsoon season making access to school hard for those living in the affected areas. Mosammat describes what it is like teaching on a … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Disaster preparedness, Poverty, Teachers, technology, Training | 13 Comments

Syrian refugees make the best of temporary schools

Mohammed, a teacher from Syria who lives in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, is the fourth participant in our 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. His daily struggle to help Syrian refugee children underlines the need to support teachers in difficult situations – … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Arab States, Basic education, Conflict, Disaster preparedness, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Governance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Refugees and displaced people, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Education rises – slowly – from Haiti’s rubble

As Haiti struggles to recover from the devastating earthquake two years ago, rebuilding education is a major priority – and a small bright light, of sorts. According to Nigel Fisher, the UN secretary-general’s Deputy Special Representative for Haiti, there are … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Donors, Governance, Health, Out-of-school children, Post-secondary education, Refugees and displaced people, Sexual violence | 5 Comments