Education & Youth Reports

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Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a New Path for Development

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava provides a vision for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the vantage point of his work as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

Gender and Equality in the Commonwealth

The President of Malta, HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, encourages states to celebrate diversity and prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens of the Commonwealth.

Helen Jones MBE

Youth Development in the Commonwealth: Adding Global Value

Helen Jones MBE, Director of Youth Affairs and Education Programmes at the Royal Commonwealth Society, explores the youth development landscape in the Commonwealth and highlights the vital role of young people as partners in development and implementation of the new global development agenda.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Realising Women’s Rights in the Commonwealth

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women discusses the critical issue of gender equality and women’s rights, reflecting on progress so far and looking ahead at the challenges that remain.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Investing in Youth to Harness Africa’s Demographic Dividend

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, discusses the African Union’s theme for 2017: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth, and looks at the four key pillars that are critical to driving change and setting African countries on the path towards harnessing the demographic dividend.

Professor Asha Kanwar

Open and Distance Learning for Sustainable Development

Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), makes it clear that to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education that promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all, we must find ways to reach learners regardless of where they are and do so efficiently and at scale.

Nasir Kazmi

Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the Commonwealth

Nasir Kazmi, Education Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat, makes the case for strengthening bridging mechanisms between young people and their prospective employers to tackle the youth unemployment challenge in the Commonwealth, and introduces findings of a recent Commonwealth review into current practice and effectiveness of Sector Skills Councils.

Tove R Wang

Why Invest in Quality Learning Environments

Tove R Wang, Chair of Save the Children’s global education portfolio, probes the reasons why millions of children are excluded from learning, and argues that if we make learning environments accessible, safe, protective, inclusive and stimulating, we can fulfil many more girls’ and boys’ right to education and learning.

Helen Jones MBE

Preventing Child Marriage in the Commonwealth

Helen Jones MBE, Director of Youth Affairs and Education Programmes at The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), explores the role of education in preventing child marriage and highlights the part played by the RCS and its partners in building momentum to get the issue onto the agenda of the formal Commonwealth.