Adopted in September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development tackles a broad range of global challenges, aiming to eradicate poverty, reduce multiple and intersecting inequalities, address climate change, end conflict and sustain peace.
It is estimated that globally up to 1 billion children are subject to violence each year. Violence against children has strong, long-lasting effects on brain function, mental health, health risk behaviours, noncommunicable diseases, infectious diseases such as HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, and social functioning. The direct and indirect economic costs of these effects are substantial, and violence against children undermines the potential of both individuals and societies.
The learning champion promotes learning within their sphere of influence. They embrace their own experiences as a learner and share them with others. They are an individual who helps others learn, and promotes both internal and external learning opportunities. They are someone who extends the reach to places which can be hard to reach.
Teachers who sew together the fabric of our society sow the seeds of a more prosperous nation at the same time. However, the picture of education in South Africa as it is unfolding on school grounds and classrooms across the country, is complex, messy and often not easy to witness. What should give us hope for the potential of our children?
Spotlight on : Sustainable Development 2018 Exploring new policy pathways How to overcome obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda Report by the Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. When UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda, they signaled with the title Transforming our World that it should trigger fundamental changes in politics and society. With this Agenda governments committed to
The Internet Society (ISOC) aims to make the Internet available for everyone, everywhere. ISOC works with industry, government, academia, and other organizations worldwide to support innovation and growth of the open Internet. For over 25 years, ISOC has helped to connect individuals in virtually every country to the Internet.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is commonly understood as education that encourages changes in knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to enable a more sustainable and just society for all. ESD aims to empower and equip current and future generations to meet their needs using a balanced and integrated approach to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. For more about Education for Sustainable Development (ESD refer to http://unesdoc.unesco.org
Digital technology brings efficiencies but it also brings disruption and radically new ways of engaging and doing business. For countries and organisations that are ready for digital and have a workforce that is geared to ‘run with the machine’, digital has the potential to uncover new value, create and redesign more jobs than those being lost and boost growth significantly. However, for countries like South Africa that are less prepared, digital may bring more job losses than gains—which will negatively impact the socio-economic wellbeing of individuals and the economy.
Digital Inclusion and a Trusted Internet: The Role of the International Development Community in Balancing Internet Access and Cybersecurity
Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes and facilitates effective giving, volunteering and social investment. CAF Southern Africa has been represented in South Africa since 1997, and in 2000 became a registered Section 21 not-for-profit and public benefit organisation. While being a wholly South African organisation, CAF Southern Africa is also a member of the CAF Global Alliance of the Charities Aid Foundation, with headquarters in the United Kingdom.
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