Archive | December, 2010

UNICEF and partners help educate children displaced by conflict in DR Congo

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9 December 2010 – UNICEF correspondent Vivian Siu reports on an initiative to help educate children displaced by conflict in the Democratic of Republic of the Congo.

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Education in Pakistan 100 days after the floods

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Muqaddisa Mehreen, Education Specialist, UNICEF Pakistan

Interview with Muqaddisa Mehreen, Education Specialist, UNICEF Pakistan

7 December 2010 – NEW YORK

Muqaddisa Mehreen has over 12 years of experience as a development professional with expertise in social policy, knowledge management and gender and international dev. A PhD Fellow at the University of Massachusetts John.W.McCormick Graduate School of Policy Studies (Boston, USA), Mehreen is working as an education specialist with UNICEF Pakistan country office to mainstream gender into policies and processes. She has written a number of publications on gender issues in the education in Pakistan and has been associated with some of the leading think tanks in South Asia and Americas including MIT, Harvard and McGill university.

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Notes from Sukkur district, Sindh Province

© 2010 Carlos Vasquez
Mr. Haji Sohrab is the elder leader of a village in northern Sindh, Pakistan where 90 per cent was destroyed by the floods in August 2010.

By Carlos Vasquez

27 November 2010, Sukkur district, Sindh Province, Pakistan

N 27d 58.89”
E 67d 54.62”

These numbers may not mean much to people here in Pakistan or elsewhere in this ever shrinking world. To information technology people these are clearly the coordinates for a geographical location, also known as Global Positioning System, or GPS.

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Young people call for post-primary education opportunities

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Youth representatives (L-R) Stephen Gichohi, Hibist Kassa, and Kashif Khan, spoke with Amy Costello from the UN Radio studios in Geneva.

By Pi James

NEW YORK, USA, 1 December 2010 – In efforts to address and prevent the often overlooked global youth population falling through programming, policy and funding cracks, the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), in collaboration with the IASC Education Cluster, held a Policy Roundtable on “An Enabling Right: Education for Youth Affected by Crisis” in Geneva, Switzerland, earlier this month.

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