Private Sector

How Can Inclusive Business Advance the SDGs?

Since the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, the SDG discourse has become mainstream. The business sector is an especially relevant audience for those promoting a global commitment to achieve the SDGs, mainly because they,...

In Africa, For-Profit School Chain Plays Legal Hardball

When money is involved, big business gets mean. In Kenya, a multi-national for-profit private school company is using threats of lawsuits against teacher unionists and dissidents to protect their profits. Bridge International Academies claims to be the “world’s...

Viet Nam: Disadvantaged students get support from Microsoft

HÀ NỘI — Over 600 youngsters have benefited this year thanks to a new venture between Microsoft and vocational training charity REACH that will provide coding and ICT training to Việt Nam’s most marginalised youth. The project was announced on Tuesday as part of...

Private Sector Could Bridge Education Gap for Syrian Refugees

WITH DISPLACED SYRIAN children and young people being denied access to education, the need for a long-term strategy to address the educational needs of the growing number of refugee children has become urgent. U.N. bodies, NGOs and international nongovernmental...

Sesame Street puppets give refugee children emotional support

The Sesame Workshop, the educational arm of the long-running television series, with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of eight semi-finalists in the McArthur Foundation’s 100&Change grant competition for one single proposal that promises ‘real and...

The Necessary Mindsets Of Education Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is hard work. It takes a great deal to establish, design, build, grow and maintain a thriving venture. But what exactly does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? While skills such as budgeting and software proficiency are important, I believe...

How 4 visionary schools are venturing into a new mixed reality

Mixed reality combines virtual and augmented realities for enhanced learning experiences–and institutions are already implementing it. A new collaboration between Pearson and Microsoft is using a self-contained holographic computer to develop “mixed reality”...

Refugees 3: providing a digital classroom for children in need

A refugee camp might seem like the last place you’d expect to find a state-of-the-art digital classroom. But thanks to a Glasgow-based company with some serious technical savvy, 150 children have benefited from exactly that. Scottish ideas agency Equator have...

Amazon launches a subscription service for STEM toys

Amazon today unveiled a new subscription program aimed at parents called STEM Club, which delivers educational toys to your home for $19.99 per month. The retailer says it will hand-pick which toys are shipped, and will ensure the items are age-appropriate. And by...

Are Education Startups The New Dot Com?

The amount of education startups is now increasing at an exponential rate. At the same time, the amount of venture funding for education businesses is at an all-time high. In some ways, the rise of education startups resembles the dot-com boom of the late 1990s,...

South Africa: Canon partners Room to Read literacy program

Canon has partnered with Room to Read to create and deliver 3,300 books to 176 schools across South Africa with the aim of promoting reading and learning as part of an overall drive to boost literacy levels and education. Canon began its work with Room to Read in a...

Japan: Startups, venture capitalists, and teachers disrupt education

TOKYO — With the advent of Internet-based and mobile technologies, a new generation of innovators in education technology — or EdTech — is disrupting the education sector. Pioneers, startup founders, venture capitalists, and educators are introducing new methods of...

Co-creation, co-investment, and cocoa

On 10 November, CEI Program Director, Donika Dimovska, participated in an Education Marketplace designed to bring together program implementers and cocoa and chocolate company representatives to explore ways to strengthen the education system in cocoa-growing areas in...

US: Innovation in Education: Unleashing the Talent

It is no secret that talent drives success. Winning sports teams are made up of great players, the best technology companies have the best engineers and the finest cuisine does not come without top-notch chefs. Education is no different. But all too often, efforts to...

Nigeria: Microsoft partners Dynamiss on digital learning

In a bid to boost usage of Information Technology (IT) in Nigerian schools, Microsoft Nigeria and Dynamiss are set to launch a fast track digital learning initiative for Nigerian schools. The solution will be launched at an event which will take place on the 16th of...

Blockchain for Development: Why it matters for Agenda 2030

Join us for a conversation with Joseph Thompson, the CEO ofAID:Tech, on blockchain technology and its applications for the international development sector. There’s alot of hype out there on blockchain at the moment. According to a newWorld Economic Forum...

Tell CEOs of Corporations to Support Education in Emergencies

Many of us live in a world where we can join the workforce and develop a career because we received a quality education. That’s because the ability to read and learn creates a generation of skilled people developing new markets, new ideas, and new opportunities for...

What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education?

Collaboration comes naturally to teachers, but creating, sharing and tracking down resources still takes time. That’s the problem Amazon set out to solve with its June 27 beta release of the Amazon Inspire, an online hub where teachers can upload, share and review...
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