How to adopt a multistakeholder approach to AI governance in Southern Africa?
Artificial Intelligence AI holds considerable potential to accelerate social and economic development in Africa The discussion on AI governance at the SouthernAfrican subRegional Forum on Artificial Intelligence AI SARFAI in Windhoek Namibia underlined good practices and recommendations for multistakeholder driven AI governance in Southern Africa
Angela Merkel is awarded the Félix Houphouët-Boigny-UNESCO Peace Prize
The Jury of the Félix HouphouëtBoignyUNESCO Peace Prize has awarded the 2022 Prize to Ms Angela Merkel former Federal Chancellor of Germany in recognition of her efforts to welcome refugees
Strengthening capacities of judicial operators in Africa
The use of AI in judicial systems is being explored by judiciaries prosecution services and other judicial bodies around the world Considering rapid developments in this field the challenges and opportunities related to harnessing AI in judicial systems and their implications for human rights and the rule of law must form part of discussions among stakeholders from the judicial ecosystem
244M children won’t start the new school year (UNESCO)
As the new school year begins in many parts of the world new UNESCO data shows that 244 million children and youth between the ages of 6 and 18 worldwide are still out of school Audrey Azoulay DirectorGeneral calls for collective mobilization to ensure that the right of every child to access quality education is respected
UIL marks International Literacy Day 2022 with two new publications promoting tech-supported literacy learning
Teachers across Francophone Africa design education resources as part of Imaginecole’s “Créathon” challenge
Spotlight on Open Educational Resources at Transforming Education Summit
The Open Educational Resources OER Recommendation and the Dynamic Coalition were at the focus of discussions during the Solutions Day of the Transforming Education Summit through two side events held on 17 September 2022 at the United Nations General Assembly UNGA in New York
UNESCO highlights African cinema at the 75th Cannes Film Festival
UNESCO will organize a major roundtable to promote the African film industry on 24 May in Cannes on the occasion of the 75th edition of the International Film Festival The event will highlight the great development potential of the African cinema industry and UNESCOs initiatives to support it
What are the digital competencies for civil servants in Africa?
The public sector leverages on digital technologies to design and implement public policies engage with citizens and improve the delivery of public services However to build an enabling environment for digital transformation and face the challenges of digital era governance civil servants require a new set of skills and competencies for the future