Message from the Executive Director of CAFOR, Lawalley Cole for April, 2019

From 24 -27 April 2019, the African Union Commission convened a huge Youth Forum – the second of its kind for the young people of the African continent and an initiative by the Chairperson of the Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat.  Her Excellency Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science… Continue reading

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Launch of the “1 Million by 2021 Initiative”

April 24, 2019 to April 27, 2019 WHAT: Launch of the “1 Million by 2021 Initiative” at the Pan African Youth Forum themed “Africa Unite for Youth: Bridging the Gap and Reaching African Youth” WHEN: 24th – 27th April 2019. WHERE: The African Union Commission, Addis Ababa Ethiopia WHO: H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of… Continue reading

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Global Connections: Media & Narratives

The representation of Africa in the media continues to be based on narratives of generalizations of either a “Dark continent” or an “Africa rising”. The potential impact of those stories has been widely observed in the ways that Africa and its people relate to each other and the policies formulated towards Africa. How can individuals… Continue reading

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Collective Impact: Transforming Higher Education in Africa

Education practice, quality and relevance are at increasing risk of falling behind the needs of rapid economic adjustments and demand. Profoundly transformative adaptations require reform of the university, in some cases, while others commit to training of its teachers as central to the education ecosystem’s ability to support knowledge production and skills development. What insights… Continue reading

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1 Million By 2021: the African Union Commission Chairperson Rallies Support for New Youth Initiative

22 April 2019, Addis Ababa: The African Union Commission (AUC) is set to roll out a new initiative focused on creating direct opportunities for the development of youth in Africa, to actively and meaningfully drive the full realization of Africa’s Agenda 2063. “1 Million By 2021 Initiative” aims to concretely reach millions of African youth… Continue reading

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