UNESCO | Education - February 2010
September 2010  
Interview of the month


Anne Njenga – champion of early childhood care and education in Kenya

Anne Njenga is a national leader in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Kenya. She has worked in research and curriculum development for the Kenyan government, published widely, and evaluated hundreds of programmes countrywide and in other African countries. Today she runs the Mwana Mwende organization which trains ECCE trainers to diploma level.  She spoke to EduInfo about her experience.. More

Coming up

UNESCO to hold Round Table at MDG summit
UNESCO is hosting a High-Level Round Table Luncheon on the theme “Education and the Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs) at the forthcoming MDG Summit, New York, 20-22 September.

Interview with the Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov
In the lead-up to the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE, 27-29 September 2010), Mayor Yuri Luzhkov of Moscow replied to the questions of Mmantsetsa Marope, Director of UNESCO’s Division of Basic Education.


Roundup

UNESCO celebrates the power of women’s literacy on 8 September, International Literacy Day
The 2010 International Literacy Prize awards ceremony, a round table on Literacy and Women’s Empowerment, a public discussion and the launch of a new UNESCO literacy network are the highlights of International Literacy Day celebrations on 8 September at UNESCO Headquarters.

23 August: UNESCO Associated Schools launch new activities on the commemoration of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
On the occasion of 23 August, the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the UNESCO Associated Schools (ASPnet) launched new activities within the Transatlantic Slave Trade (TST) Education Project for the school year 2010/11.

Education for disaster risk reduction, a growing priority for UNESCO
During the last decade, disasters have caused the deaths of nearly one million people and financial losses estimated at more than $570 billion. Unfortunately, the risk or likelihood of hazardous events resulting in a disaster is growing.

“Loving and caring is the most important lesson”

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UNESCO’s book drive for Haiti continues


As part of a larger response to help recovery in Haiti, UNESCO recently launched an initiative called “Un livre pour un enfant d’Haiti” (“A Book for a Child in Haiti”). 

New publications
A selection of recent education publications

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