Africa

One of the three southern centers of the network, One World Africa has centred its attention on building local knowledge for development, enabling access to IT, supporting policy advocacy, and providing capacity building. OneWorld Africa steadily continues to provide voices that represent the underprivileged communities through the internet, radio and mobile phones.

'BRICS' countries well placed to help lead global efforts to tackle hunger : FAO

June 19, 2017

As the clock ticks towards the 2030 deadline for meeting global goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, the United Nations agriculture agency today asserted that five vitally important emerging economies, known collective as the 'BRICS' countries, are well positioned to take a leading role in helping the world achieve these targets.

Africa: Make girls’ access to education a reality

June 19, 2017

(Dakar) – Millions of pregnant and married adolescent girls across many African countries are being denied their education because of discriminatory policies and practices, Human Rights Watch said today, on the Day of the African Child. More than 49 million girls are out of primary and secondary school in sub-Saharan Africa, with 31 million of them out of secondary education, undermining their rights and limiting their opportunities.

Teachers can make a difference within the system: Sharath Jeevan, STIR CEO

November 23, 2016
STIR education is an NGO working in India and Uganda to create a Teacher Changemaker Movement, an initiative aimed at improving education quality for the world’s poorest children. Sharath Jeevan, Founder & CEO, STIR Education, talks to OneWorld South Asia about the importance of rejuvenating the profession in developing countries. Excerpts from the interview:

Ecological balance crucial for food security in India: Shyam Khadka, FAO

November 23, 2016
Shyam Khadka, the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in India, believes that South Asia with its huge population load will be a driving force for global SDGs particularly from the point of poverty reduction and food security. Excerpts from an exclusive interview to OneWorld South Asia: