- India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative
Aug 07, 2013
Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
[Child marriage] [South Asia] [Children with disabilities] [Child mortality] [India] [Education Policy] [UNICEF] [Child protection] [Education For All] [Child Rights]
- Literacy can help fight poverty: United Nations
Sep 09, 2013
By promoting literacy, we can help millions of people write their own chapter of opportunity in their lives, said Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.
[South Asia] [Literacy] [Education Policy] [Children] [Education] [Education For All]
- Tertiary Education in Small States: Planning in the context of globalisation
Oct 01, 2013
The book outlines some of the strategies, such as regional and international partnerships and the use of information technology for spreading tertiary education.
[UNESCO] [Education Policy] [Education For All]
- Addressing India’s skills challenges
Apr 28, 2008
The ILO and Ministry of Labour and Employment will hold a national consultation on the development of training policy in India during February 20-21 at the capital. This meeting is expected to lay out a roadmap towards developing an employment policy that adresses India's skills challenges.
- ICTs in education: South Asia has a long way to go
Feb 11, 2013
Intel and UNESCO come together for a South Asia Ministerial Forum that discusses ICTs in education and has invited perspectives from all South Asian countries.
[Education] [Education Policy] [ICTs] [Intel] [CSR] [UNESCO]
- Promoting education during emergencies
Dec 31, 2009
UNICEF’s publication Education in Emergencies in South Asia underlines that schools and other learning spaces are vitally important for all children during disasters and emergencies. Providing individual case studies, it suggests strategies for reducing vulnerabilities and increased enrolment in schools.
[Disasters] [Education Policy] [Rights] [Education] [Children] [South Asia]
- Freeing education of financial constraints in South Asia
May 10, 2010
Education budgeting in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, discusses how economic and financial constraints in South Asia have forced governments to adopt cautious policies on public expenditure, especially in education. This work presents diverse experiences of how budgetary procedures are organised and implemented.
[Investments] [Education] [United Nations] [South Asia] [Education Policy]
- India needs a productive and committed workforce: Tine Staermose
Oct 04, 2013
"We are not putting the business-as-usual lens on technical advice for India”, says Tine Staermose, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Director for India in an interview with UNIC.
[Education] [South Asia] [Education Policy] [Child Rights] [India] [Children]
- Poor quality education holding back South Asia: report
Jul 03, 2014
While the South region has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says that poor quality education is holding the region back.
[South Asia] [Education Policy] [Education for All] [India] [Education For All]
- High dropout rate in schools a matter of concern: Indian PM
Feb 06, 2013
The Right to Education needs to be fully utilised so that the country can reap the benefits of its demographic dividend, said the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.
[Children] [Manmohan Singh] [Education Policy] [Indian Prime Minister] [Education For All]
- Accelerating progress on education
Jan 08, 2009
Whilst basic education rights are universally recognised, ways of achieving them are highly contextualised. UNICEF’s Developing Rights-Based Education SWAps in South Asia: From Evidence to Action supports creative thinking and suggests how sector-wide approaches can be an instrument to build an inclusive and equitable education system.
[Children] [Education Policy] [South Asia] [Education]
- For many girls, ICT is a boring career: study
Oct 15, 2012
In its endeavour to encourage girls to embrace technology, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has launched the Tech Needs Girls Prize.
[Development] [Digital divide] [Digital tools] [IT industry] [ICT] [Gender] [Education Policy]
- UNESCO launches forum for free education in Pakistan
Feb 19, 2013
The objective behind launching the forum is to sensitise and persuade parliamentarians and decision makers in the country's Balochistan province to follow the spirit of the Right to Education Act, a national law that came into being last year.
[Education For All] [Pakistan] [Education] [Education Policy] [South Asia]
- "Create a situation for modern education while retaining values"
Aug 27, 2011
Educationist Vinod Raina envisages a modern education system for girls ripe with values which can easily penetrate the religious South Asian societies. Speaking with OneWorld, he notes that strong laws and a social transformation will realise the dream of education for all in South Asia.
[Education] [South Asia] [Education Policy]
- Bangladesh gets $390 mn World Bank aid for education
Dec 05, 2013
The World Bank funding would enable 4.5 million rural students to continue education in secondary level annually.
[Education Policy] [Bangaldesh] [South Asia] [Education For All]
- The best we can give our children is education: Rajapaksa
Sep 01, 2014
The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa recalled that a society, in which everybody can live without any fear and suspicion
[South Asia] [Education Policy] [Sri Lanka] [Child Rights] [Children] [Education]
- Indian govt to formulate new education policy
Jul 31, 2014
"The government proposes to formulate a new policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality and research,” said Smriti Irani, India’s HRD minister.
[India] [Education Policy] [Education For All]
- Change education pattern for sustainable development: UNESCO chief
Nov 16, 2012
Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the launch of the UNESCO Chair at TERI University in New Delhi. Bokova explains how the gap between the knowledge and decision making is a big bottleneck in the path towards sustainable development globally.
[Environment] [Education] [India] [United Nations] [Pakistan] [UNESCO] [Education For All] [Irina Bokova] [Bangladesh] [Sustainable Development] [Gender] [Women empowerment] [Education Policy] [sustainability]
- UNFPA to launch videos on life- skills education in India
Aug 01, 2013
The training videos for tutors are intended to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
[Education For All] [Education Policy] [Children] [India] [South Asia]
- Nothing more frustrating than being unemployable: Tharoor
Aug 02, 2013
India’s demographic dividend could turn into a demographic disaster, if millions of young people are not trained to be employable, cautions Shashi Tharoor.
[Education For All] [UNFPA] [Education Policy] [Children] [India] [India school syllabus] [NIOS] [India youth] [India Teachers] [South Asia]
- Experts want best practices for systemic reform in India
Apr 12, 2013
In a three day conference on ‘Transforming Schools for Quality Education’, experts are deliberating on improving the quality of education in India based on the learning’s drawn from best practices.
[Save the Children] [India] [Education] [Education Policy] [South Asia]
- Adhocism will ruin Indian school education: Apex court
May 20, 2013
“We spoil the entire education system by appointing ad-hoc teachers who do not have proper qualification," a two-judge bench of India's Supreme Court said today.
[India] [Education For All] [South Asia] [Education Policy]
- Teachers need to be sensitised towards disabled: Indian Minister
Jan 03, 2014
India’s Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Kumari Selja, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the 15th NCPEDP - Shell Helen Keller Awards-2013 in New Delhi.
[Education Policy] [Teacher Training] [UN] [Kumar Selja] [Disability] [India] [South Asia] [Kumari Selja]
- Govt ended discrimination against rural students: SL Prez
Sep 04, 2014
‘Mahindodaya’ is school development programme which is working to to end discrimination against rural students in the education field.
[Education For All] [Education Policy] [Education for All] [South Asia] [Sri Lanka]
- Rural marathon held to promote girls' education in India
Sep 02, 2014
The marathon Aao Sath Chale (Come, let us walk together), saw participation of more than 1000 sports loving and spirited people.
[Indian Girls] [Education Policy] [Education For All]
- Institutionalisation of facilities needed: Disabled students
Mar 28, 2014
Disabled students from various institutes have called for concrete steps for building a more enabling environment.
[Disability] [South Asia] [Education Policy] [India]
- Education in 21st century must be inclusive: Karan Singh
Sep 29, 2014
Breakthroughs in communication technology have given us immense possibilities in this regard,” says Indian Parliamentarian Dr Karan Singh.
[Education Policy] [Education For All]
- India needs to redefine education strategy: President
Mar 20, 2013
"The education sector is today confronted by problems relating to both quantity and quality,” said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President.
[India] [Education Policy] [Education For All] [Education] [South Asia]
- Extremists are afraid of books and pens: Malala
Jul 15, 2013
At UN, Malala Yousafzai rallied youth to stand up for universal education.
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- End of poverty possible in our generation: report
Jan 11, 2013
We seem to be finally gaining on absolute poverty, the report by an NGO asserts, even as we near the 2015 deadline of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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