The UNESCO office in Nairobi and UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Science in Africa’s study, ‘Higher Education, Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region’, stresses the urgency of higher education to produce knowledge that is relevant to address the root causes and challenges of peacebuilding in the region.
Educators from 11 African countries have expressed commitment to ensure that young Africans are well educated about peace and values the continent needs. A delegation of 15 Jesuit Education Directors made their pledge after concluding a three-day workshop at Peace School at Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Backed by the World Bank and billionaires Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, Bridge International has launched a massive campaign to privatize public education in Africa. Despite charges the U.S. corporation is experimenting on African children, violating the constitution in at least two African countries, and providing inferior education, Bridge International is undaunted, even suing the government of Uganda for closing down 63 of its for-profit schools earlier this year.
Book editors Maphosa and Keasley have engaged a collection of scholar practitioners to address the query ‘What’s Going to Make a Difference in contemporary Peace Education around Africa?’ The contributing authors draw from daily headlines as well as African literature to unearth twenty-first century quandaries with which educators in formal and informal contexts are called upon to grapple.