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Putting gender equality at the heart of education in emergencies

Introducing the new INEE Guidance Note on Gender by Nora Fyles & Dean Brooks This blog post was originally published by the Global Partnership for Education. As civil war engulfed her home country Somalia, eight-year-old Fatuma fled with her family to Dadaab, Kenya, site of one of the world’s largest refugee camps. With the support…
Young mothers participating in a community engagement activity to learn about maternal and child health, in January 2019, Burkina Faso (Photo Credit: WUSC) / Des jeunes mères participant à une activité d'engagement communautaire pour se renseigner sur la santé maternelle et infantile, en janvier 2019, Burkina Faso (Crédit photo: EUMC)

Engaging young men to improve maternal and child health in Burkina Faso

Maternal health isn’t just about moms Around the world, hundreds of women die from preventable maternal complications each year – 94% of whom live in developing countries.  In Burkina Faso, where WUSC has been working with funding from Global Affairs Canada to improve maternal and child health since 2012, the infant and child mortality rate…
Conditional Cash Transfers and Women's Economic Empowerment

Webinar: Conditional Cash Transfers and Women’s Economic Empowerment

One of the most important innovations in anti-poverty policy in the last couple of decades has been the scale-up of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs. A typical CCT will transfer cash to a poor household conditional on children attending school and receiving health check-ups regularly. While CCTs have often been promoted as an effective means…
From Higher Education to Employment for Displaced Youth in Africa

A Bridge to the Future: From Higher Education to Employment for Displaced Youth in Africa

From July 2019 to September 2019, World University Service of Canada (WUSC) was contracted by Mastercard Foundation (MCF) to conduct research into bridging initiatives and programs that support displaced youth, including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), in sub-Saharan Africa to access higher education and employment upon graduation. This mapping study, A Bridge to the…
Welcoming 2000th SRP student

Welcoming the 2,000th refugee to Canada through the Student Refugee Program

Every August, for the last four decades, WUSC community members have gathered at airports across the country. Together, with banners and smiles, they welcome newly arriving SRP students.  This year, 123 students arrived to start their new lives in Canada, where they will be empowered to continue their post-secondary studies in safe and supportive environments.…
Innovation in Refugee Education in Kenya through the Humanitarian Education Accelerator

Exploring Innovation in Refugee Education in Kenya through the Humanitarian Education Accelerator

The Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA) is an innovative, multi-donor fund that invests in research to help improve our collective understanding of how pilot projects can be transformed into scalable educational initiatives for refugees and displaced communities worldwide. The HEA is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development, UNHCR, and UNICEF. Our Education Advisor, Stephanie…
2030 & Beyond: Solutions Without Borders

Call for Proposals – WUSC and CECI International Forum 2020

For more information about the WUSC and CECI International Forum, please visit: internationalforum.ca. WUSC and CECI are launching a call for submissions for inspiring talks and collaborative workshops to be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, as part of the 2020 International Forum. Please note that this call is open to individuals and organizations alike.…
Communiqué de presse

Press Release: New Private Sector-NGO Partnership to Increase Access to Higher Education Financing for Women in Ghana

CANADA (July 24, 2019) — A new partnership between Brighter Investment, a British Columbia-based social enterprise, and WUSC, a Canadian non-profit organization working in over 25 developing countries, seeks to increase access to higher education financing for marginalized young women in Ghana. Since it first started supporting students in Ghana in 2015, Brighter Investment has made…
Student participants of the Gender Awareness through Theatre workshop in Mongolia

Gender Awareness through Theatre

A multi-national partnership for sustainable gender inclusivity in Mongolia By: Émilie MacIsaac, volunteer Gender and Youth Inclusion Advisor for the Uniterra Program The education sector in Mongolia is largely influenced by gender bias and stereotypes. Men are thought to be more capable of making a living regardless of education and thus receive much less support…
Market Systems Development Training

Training Opportunity: Engendered Market Systems Development

Learn more about this leading approach in economic development Market Systems Development is an approach in economic development that focuses on the role of markets in poverty reduction, systems analysis, incentives, sustainability, and scale. The Market Systems Development approach was first developed in the UK and has since been adopted by various government organizations, such…

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