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Five reflections on Africa’s higher education in science

By: Nick Ishmael Perkins – SciDev.Net Last night I sat on a panel convened by the Planet Earth Institute and hosted by the African Union at its mission to the UN. The event was an attempt to explore the intersection of higher education funding, the growth of science and technology (S&T) in Africa and the post-2015 development agenda, which is …

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2013 Arab MDGs Report to Be Launched from New York

On Monday the 23rd of September 2013, the United Nations Headquarters in New York will witness the launching of the Arab Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2013 in a ceremony, which will be held at 13:15 (1:15 pm). The Report will be launched by the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS) Mr. Nabil Al-Arabi; the Executive Secretary of …

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Scientific disciplines must link up to serve development

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 13 August 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains Traditionally scientific disciplines have been quite insular in their approach to research but this is about to change. Or so some members of the scientific community hope. So will scientists embrace this new holistic approach or take the easy way out and stick to what …

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Africa: Poverty on decline, progress in basic education, reveals a new report on the MDGs

Africa has made significant progress in poverty reduction, primary education, women’s empowerment and in its fight against HIV/AIDS, according to a new report to be released July 15 by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union, African Development Bank and the UNDP. The report, Assessing Progress in Africa Towards the Millennium Development Goals 2012 states that …

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UN appoints high-level development advisory panel

The presidents of Indonesia and Liberia — Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — and the prime minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, are to co-chair a UN panel to advise on approaches to development after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. Announcing the chairs to the UN General Assembly this week (9 May), Ban Ki-Moon, …

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