Participation Programme

 

UNESCO's Participation Programme is designed to provide direct assistance to initiatives undertaken by Member States in the Organization's fields of competence, in line with priorities determined by the countries themselves, with proposals submitted via UNESCO National Commissions. As an ensemble, Participation Programme projects touch on many of the technical fields and areas of concern addressed in the Barbados Programme of Action and the Mauritius Strategy, including 'National and regional enabling environments', as reflected in this sampling of projects approved and carried out in 2002-2003.

  • Antigua & Barbuda. Development of craft education programme. Study grants for teacher training and information technology.
  • Aruba. Impact of migration on Aruba.
  • Bahrain. Improving teaching skills at intermediate levels. Upgrading educational management information system. ICT applications in education. New trends in textbook design and strategies for quality assessment.
  • Barbados. Training of teachers for upgrading education in the culture of peace. Educational programmes for marginalized youth.
  • British Virgin Islands. Exchange of teachers and pupils ('Pick a Pal') between English- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries. Support to the publication of a book on the history of the BVI ('Voices in the Wind').
  • Cape Verde. Basic education for poor young people and adults in literacy and vocational skills for income generation. Workshop on multicultural education for peace.
  • Comoros. Promotion of citizenship education in schools and the national media. Protection of the littoral zone of Grand Comore and economic insertion of disadvantaged populations.
  • Cuba. Reinforcement of process of 'internationalization' of Cuban universities. Promoting the role of cultural policies, strategies and practices in socio-economic development.
  • Cyprus. Approaches to preventing school failure, drop-out and social exclusion for secondary school youth.
  • Dominica. Mobilizing rural youth for poverty reduction through economic development and commercialized agro-processing of tropical fruits. Non-traditional skills development for disadvantaged rural and suburban women. Intensive training course for developing indicators for educational planning and decision making.
  • Dominican Republic. Promoting human rights and the culture of peace in technical and vocational schools and other educational institutions.
  • Fiji. Experimental mathematical and information technology skills workshop (capacity building project for science teachers). Media education for Fiji.
  • Grenada. Production of environmental education videos. Holistic youth leadership training programme.
  • Jamaica. Socio-cultural impact of West Indian migration movements to Colombia and Costa Rica, as part of Inter-Caribbean Regional seminar series.
  • Maldives. Development of an advanced certificate in distance education.
  • Malta. Empowering disadvantaged girls by encouraging reappropriation of their stories.
  • Marshall Islands. Support to participation of urban youth in traditional canoe building programme.
  • Mauritius. Advisory services for renewal of curricula at secondary level, within the context of reform of the overall education system in Mauritius. Pilot project on use of child's mother tongue (Mauritian Kreol) as medium for learning and in the lower primary classes. Raising the standard of learning process and achievement and improving the quality of primary education in 'Education Action' areas. Development and implementation of an assessment scheme for citizenship education in upper primary schools.
  • Micronesia (Federated States of). Support to women's institution active in promoting sustainable development activities and projects ((Pohnpei's Ladies Club)
  • Nauru. Consolidation and upgrading of Youth Affairs Office.
  • Netherlands Antilles. Non-formal education for young people. Provisioning of computers for primary schools.
  • Niue. Fostering capabilities for disaster monitoring, disaster reduction coordination and disaster mitigation.
  • Palau. Network linking between national museum and community college library, and digitalization of selected audiovisual materials. Papua New Guinea. Training programme in skills development for disadvantaged youth.
  • St Kitts & Nevis. Helping young people to appreciate and understand the fundamentals of science and its impact on society. Mathematics summer camp for primary school pupils. Promotion of continuing education and skills training for rural community adults. Establishment in St Johns of a community library. Preservation equipment for archives.
  • St Lucia. Youth empowerment and apprenticeship programme.
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines. Empowering the underprivileged through the use of community-based information technology. Providing underprivileged adolescent girls with basic computer literacy. Strengthening the national information system through electronic technology. Building community capacity through establishing a technology resource centre (Chile Georgetown and Union Island). Fostering participatory democracy through enhanced transmission capacity and training.
  • Seychelles. Enhancing the capacity of central education services through information technology. Advanced training in educational planning and management. Support to school improvement programme. Promotion of literature in the mother language.
  • Tokelau. Feasibility study on internet connectivity and distance education. Providing a homework centre with necessary capacity for enhancing educational learning. Continuing education and training for school-leavers and adults.
  • Tonga. ICTs for distance education, through providing linkages between the Ministry of Education and overseas educational institutions and universities.
  • Trinidad & Tobago. Using music to empower disadvantaged youth.
  • Tuvalu. Skills training for women. Leadership training for youth.
  • Vanuatu. Pre-school improvement programme. Training programme for disadvantaged youths.
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