Africa’s large youth population a ‘great asset’

Original article by newvision.co.ug here KAMPALA – The dominant youth population in Africa is a “great asset” if tapped well, city lawyer Elias Luyimbazi Nalukoola has said. The continent can achieve the desired development if such a youthful populace is utilized alongside the vast pool of natural resources at hand, he added. Luyimbazi, 35, made these remarks […]

Will the AU realise its Agenda 2063?

3 August 2017 As Africa rises, and begins to forge a more positive outlook of its future, the continent’s scholars, business executives, community leaders, and policymakers have been calling for concerted efforts to rethink the future and come up with big ideas for the 21st century. Recognising this, in 2013, African heads of state and […]

To Prepare Young People for 21st-Century Jobs, Design Classrooms Beyond Walls

Original article on worldpolicy.org | 14  June 2017 | by Reem Rahman and Lynsey Farrell Walk into the small town where Actonville Primary School (APS) is located in South Africa and you may find yourself in the middle of a dance competition, an emotional and physical well-being checkup, or a community gathering—all planned and managed by […]

Power of e-learning for renewable energy sector – Study

Original  article on universityworldnews.com |28 March 2017| by Munyaradzi Makoni At a time when distance education and e-learning are becoming increasingly popular and accessible, there remains insufficient awareness around the use of educational technologies in the field of renewable energy and its benefits in African higher education, according to a recent study. Although there are a […]

Integrating technical education is key to achieving the sustainability agenda

Original article on standardmedia.co.ke | 22 March 2016 |By Adil Popat | During the World Summit Sustainable Development held in South Africa in 2002, a very critical declaration was made. Key among them was the promulgation of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005–2014). This was a major international effort to mainstream […]

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

Original article on city-press.news24.com | 17 March 2017 |Chao Charity Mbogo In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it’s critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It’s also one that equips students with crucial skills. Computer Science graduates are problem solvers and logical thinkers who can apply their technical expertise in a […]

Africa: To End HIV Epidemic, Listen to the Youth

Original article on allafrica.com | 14 March 2017 | by Ange Kagame We have what it takes to change the course of our generation’s destiny. Will we all rise to the occasion? I grew up in Africa in the ’90s, a period now often called the continent’s lost decade. It is a decade that many Africans associate […]

South Africa leading in adoption of online learning

Original article on themediaonline.co.za | 13 Maarch 2017 | Jens Ischebeck High speed internet, the proliferation of smart devices and ubiquitous computing has impacted the landscape of all known ways of human life today. Every year sees the computing power and speed of devices double as predicted by an electronic engineer called Moore. In light of […]

Africa: How Might Youth Strengthen the African Union

Original article on allafrica.com | 10 March 2017 | by Carl Manlan At the recent African Union Summit, Rwandan President Paul Kagame outlined the path for the African Union’s structural transformation. I also heard a call on youth across the continent to contribute to the “imperative to strengthen our Union.” As a young African and as […]