A new competition to identify the most promising ed tech startups capable of reaching a billion children with better schooling has announced its first cohort of winners at the Global Skills & Education Forum in Dubai. Devex takes a look at the top three.
This year’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will recognize the environmental factors increasingly pushing people from their homes, but it is not the right tool to protect climate refugees, the United Nations’ special representative for international migration said Monday.
At Australia’s second Sustainable Development Goals Summit, Devex spoke with the Australian Library and Information Association Chief Executive Officer Sue McKerracher on how libraries have embraced the SDGs early and fully — with strong will from both the top-down and the bottom-up creating a change in governance that is leading the way for the global goals.
High-resolution satellite imagery is allowing ever more insight to aid the activities of smallholder farmers, opening doors for businesses, funders, and NGOs to help secure food for the future. How can they harness the advances in technology to achieve this? Devex takes a closer look.
Research shows that recruiting better teachers is the best way of improving learning outcomes for pupils, especially in poor settings. As a $1 million prize from the Varkey Foundation aims to raise the profile and status of the teaching profession, Devex speaks to nominees from developing countries about their unique ways of helping children learn.
Uganda has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to verify their refugee database using iris scans and fingerprinting. The initiative is expected to improve the accuracy of aid distribution and credibility of government-collected data.
During Humentum week in Nairobi, Kenya, trainers gave tips to NGOs on how to submit competitive United States Agency for International Development funding proposals.
Devex spoke to Esperanza Martinez, head of health at the International Committee of the Red Cross, about how the humanitarian sector is working with medical schools and partner organizations to build a health workforce that can respond to the world's unprecedented challenges.
The United Nations and international NGOs worldwide have been under scrutiny in recent months for accusations of sexual abuse of vulnerable people. South Sudan is no exception. Devex spoke with several sex workers in Juba who count international aid professionals as their best-paying customers.
At Australia's second Sustainable Development Goals Summit, held in Melbourne on March 13, participants highlighted a number of barriers to implementing the SDGs on a national scale, in a country that considers the goals more linked to the Millennium Development Goals than to domestic politics.