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Translating the Spirit of the New Urban Agenda to Our Mechanisms of Work

Nairobi, 5 October 2016 — This week on URB.im, we speak with George Wasonga the CEO of the Civil Society Urban Development Platform (CSUDP) and the convener of the Kenyan Civil Society Habitat III Caucus. See more.

All eyes are on the big bang education reforms in Delhi

Delhi, 22 September 2016 — The Delhi government has unleashed a slew of fresh measures to reform education in the State; however, piecemeal strategy and failure to recruit enough teachers might undo the good work.
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Medidas educativas en el Plan General de Cali

Cali, 12 septiembre 2016 — El nuevo plan de desarrollo de Cali presta una atención especial a la educación. Programas destinados a mejorar el acceso a los sistemas educativos, especialmente por parte de las minorías y de los estudiantes en riesgo de ezclusión social, han sido creados o reforzados. También se contemplan nuevas inversiones en mejoras de las instalaciones. Leer más.

How skills training can create better cities

Lagos, 1 March 2016 — The economic opportunities embedded in Lagos have continued to attract migrants from across the country, leading to unemployment and urban poverty. There have been various initiatives focused on skill acquisition and vocational training targeted at empowering various segments of the society. These programs have great potential in improving the situation for all citizens and reducing urban poverty. See more.

"Illuminating them": A community-driven project for spreading education

Chittagong, 25 February 2016 — A lot of children living in slums do not go to school because of lack of finance and awareness about importance of education in their family. Educated youth from schools and universities in Chittagong gathered under one organization, Youth’s Voice (YV), have voluntarily taken an initiative to give classes to underprivileged children. Beyond basic education, they children will learn to think for themselves, leading to a better future for all Chittagong residents. See more.

Measuring informality in Nairobi's Jua Kali

Nairobi, 12 October 2015 — Nairobi's informal sector contributes considerably to the success of Kenya as an innovation and emerging technology powerhouse. Attempting to capture what exactly the 'hustle' is has been the focus of the work undertaken by Tatiana Thieme. Her work to quantify the spaces of informality in which the majority of Nairobian youths currently operate has shed light on the vibrancy and innovation that typifies their work. See more.

Measuring the effectiveness of education programs in Abuja

Abuja, 5 October 2015 — In addition to programs' internal impact assessments and evaluation measures, organization such as Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa provide a non-partisan outside perspective. Through independent impact analysis and evaluation of public programs, they offer rigorous evidence-based research aimed at improving the impact and delivery of programs. See more.

مهاجران افغانستانی و تبعیض آموزشی

Tehran, 25 August 2015 — کودکان مهاجران افغانستانی در ایران معمولا به سختی می توانند مانند کودکان ایرانی تحصیل کنند. به ویژه اگر والدینشان موفق به دریافت اجازه اقامت نشده باشند. یک سازمان غیردولتی در تهران در بیش از یک دهه فعالیت خود تلاش کرده این تبعیض را کاهش دهد. ادامه مطلب.

Giảm rào cản Hộ khẩu cho con em công nhân nhập cư

Ho Chi Minh City, 20 tháng tám 2015 — Cuốn sổ xanh mang tên “Hộ khẩu”, văn bản chứng nhận việc cấp phép thường trú, luôn luôn là rào cản vô cùng lớn cho lao động nhập cư tại TP.HCM để tiếp cận các chính sách và ưu đãi Nhà nước. Khó khăn thậm chí còn nhiều hơn gấp bội đối với trẻ em nhập cư. Không có hộ khẩu, con em của công nhân nhập cư trong một thời gian rất dài đã không được tiếp cận với dịch vụ bảo hiểm y tế (BHYT) tốt cũng như không thể kiếm một chỗ học tại các trường công lập trong thành phố, cho đến những năm gần đây. Xem thêm.

Fighting gender inequality in education

Abuja, 19 August 2015 — Gender inequality takes on different forms, including access to education. In Abuja, girls are often not formally educated, as domestic skills are considered more valuable. However, increasing awareness of the impact of educated women on the economy and in poverty-alleviation is leading to initiatives that work to further gender equality in education. See more.