Category Archives: Youth

Citizenship Education in Morocco: How civil society organizations can help

Elarbi Imad, President, Moroccan Center for Civic Education Recently, there has been growing interest in citizenship education across the world. With the rise of the Arab Spring there has been recognition within Morocco that citizenship education can help equip youth … Continue reading

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Young people take over the UN to discuss Quality Education

Yesterday, almost 900 young people from over 85 countries took over the UN General Assembly for the UN Youth Assembly. The theme: Realizing the 2030 Agenda: Youth in Action looked at the role of young people in achieving the 2030 … Continue reading

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Youth civic education is crucial to a country’s democratic health

by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems A culture of democracy flourishes only when citizens are informed about democratic principles, and translate that knowledge into action by engaging with institutions and other public structures, community service, and leadership. As such, … Continue reading

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“Youth need to be the beneficiaries and the guardians of the future”

The GEM Report will be holding the first ever digital youth launch of the 2016 GEM Report today at 2pm UCT. All are welcome. Please tune in to watch and ask questions during the digital launch from anywhere in the … Continue reading

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Fighting Poverty and Hunger for Quality Education

By Salam Al-Nukta, youth advisor to the GEM Report The youth population is continuously increasing, and is estimated to reach 1.8 billion this year. Obviously, it is a large population of mass power. Yet, as we say goodbye to another … Continue reading

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Virtually Educated: The Case for and Conundrum of Online Higher Education for Refugees

by Martha K. Ferede, Consultant GEM Report, Lecturer in International and Comparative Higher Education, Sciences-Po   In addition to increased provision of primary and secondary schooling, refugees also need pathways into accredited tertiary education programs. As was highlighted in the … Continue reading

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South Africa: proof that language in school can be a source of grievance if not done right

The Soweto uprising is probably one of the most impactful demonstrations for language and learning rights to take place across the globe. It placed the anti-apartheid struggle on an international platform and presented a massive shift in gear for the … Continue reading

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