In the rapidly changing digital age, staying informed and resilient on the Internet is critical. UNESCO and Athabasca University have launched the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “The Media and Information Literacy for Inclusive and Better Futures” with the goal of empowering educators and learners to effectively analyse online information and make informed decisions about their digital consumption.
Link to registration from https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/launch-media-and-information-literacy-mooc-educators-and-learners-sign-now
Over the last 10 years INASP’s online learning has enabled over twenty thousand professionals across Asia, Africa and Latin America to develop new knowledge, master new skills and apply them in their workplace.
The new book, published with African Minds, synthesises learning, shares insights, and provides pragmatic advice on how technology can be leveraged effectively to enable individuals and organisations to strengthen core capacities.
Available open access full text from https://www.africanminds.co.za/digital-technology-capacity-development/
Want to learn more? Join INASP to debate some of the most issues around online learning in the 'Global South'.
For each of the webinars, we will be joined by a panel of experts from our global networks:
Register from https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=KyUFCgl1uEKqqCA8wZ2x7yYaTNWsf4NAucxGg3fd28JURVRFVE80TDdXRU0wMVlVWUJVV082UkUwVC4u&utm_source=INASP&utm_campaign=9d6d9873c6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_17_11_38_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c0e747b098-9d6d9873c6-1285978770
International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly, 11 February 2023
This year, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) will focus on the role of Women and Girls and Science as relates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in review at the forthcoming High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), namely SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 9 (industry, innovation, and infrastructure), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and SDG17 (means of implementation), while following up on discussions on water held during from the “Water Unites Us” 7th IDWGIS, the 2nd High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028, held in Dushanbe, and the 2nd UN Ocean Conference and its High-Level Symposium on Water held in Lisbon, as a contribution for the 2023 UN Water Conference, and other UN Fora.
Three areas of intervention are included:
- Investigations into Disinformation Dynamics
- Research for a Transparent and Resilient Information Ecosystem
- Media and Information Literacy for Societal Resilience
These calls will remain open until 28 April 2023, 12:59 CET. Applications for funding must be submitted by groups of legal entities (partnerships or consortia) located in the EU, EFTA and/or UK.
Additionally, EMIF will host an online information session on 24 February 2023 to explain the application process and answer questions of prospective applicants with more details on registration to follow.
Further information from https://lnkd.in/ekJygzz3
3rd Open Science Conference: “Accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals, Democratizing the Record of Science”
Taking place virtually from 8 to 10 February 2023 and organized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library of the United Nations Department of Global Communications in collaboration with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division of Sustainable Development Goals, and UNESCO’s Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building.
Panels and keynotes will focus on three streams:
More information, including the concept note, registration and detailed programme, is available on the Conference website: https://www.un.org/library/OS23
The Global South E-Health Observatory has launched a call for projects to identify and support innovations, using information & communication technologies (ICTs), that contribute to improving access to quality healthcare in the Africa/Asia region.
Register your project by 20 FEBRUARY 2023 in the Global South eHealth Observatory. You will then be invited to share more specific information regarding your application.
The shortlisted projects will be referenced in the Observatory (https://www.odess.io/en/), from which an expert committee will select the most relevant applications. Laureates will receive a prize as well as financial aid and technical support for a period of one year. Since its creation, the Observatory has granted support to 33 laureates.
More information https://www.odess.io/en/the-global-south-e-health-observatory-launches-its-call-for-projects-2023/
The 5th AfLIA Conference & 7th African Library Summit takes place in Ghana 22 - 26 May 2023.
Registration is now open
Farming with raised planting beds reduces soil compaction and improves the quality in general. It also keeps crops protected during times of excess rainfall. Yields are increased.
SAWBO (Scientific Animations Without Borders) has released an animation describing how to implement and maintain the technique.
More details of their development in Kenya can be found from https://sawbo-animations.org/233 with downloads available for computer, broadcast and cell phone in Bengali, Chinese, Creole, English, French, Lingala, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili.