Jacky Lumarque: Haitian university rector, innovator and agitator
A new model of education has emerged from the ruins of Quisqueya University in Haiti, which was entirely destroyed when the earthquake hit on 12 January 2010, killing 17 students and staff. Driven by skills-based volunteering and solidarity, the initiative is rooted in the community and overseen by dynamic rector Jacky Lumarque. He spoke to EduInfo while in UNESCO for the Haiti Forum on 24 March. More
Global Action Week (GAW) which takes place from 19-25 April, will raise the visibility of education financing issues with policy-makers and the international community and call for increased financial support for EFA.
The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, has signed the UN Joint Statement on Accelerating Efforts to Advance the Rights of Adolescent Girls. The other signatories are the Executive Heads of UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM, ILO and WHO.
Education institutions in Pakistan, The Dominican Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo are the winners of the 2010 UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers.
Students of UNESCO Associated Schools (ASPnet) connected to each other in a videoconference on 26 March 2010 on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.