Education

Pakistan's Education Crisis: The Real Story

Pakistan suffers from an extensive education crisis. Millions of Pakistani children do not attend school, and those that do must deal with absent teachers and poor learning environments, among other challenges. While this crisis is frequently discussed in Pakistan and beyond, it is often misunderstood. This new Wilson Center report, based on dozens of interviews with officials and experts across Pakistan, seeks to set the record straight.

Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Education in Africa

The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that the incidence of long-term unemployment among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa is as high as 48.1 percent. In 2015, an estimated 226 million youth lived in Africa. Southern Voices Network Scholar François Kaboré shares his research on the impact of entrepreneurship training on youth employment in Côte d’Ivoire and describes how entrepreneurship education could be mainstreamed in higher education curricular in an effort to build sustainable peace and prosperity.

Pakistan's Education Crisis: The Real Story

Pakistan suffers from an extensive education crisis. Millions of Pakistani children do not attend school, and those that do must deal with absent teachers and poor learning environments, among other challenges. While this crisis is frequently discussed in Pakistan and beyond, it is often misunderstood. This event marks the release of a new Wilson Center report, based on dozens of interviews with officials and experts across Pakistan, that seeks to set the record straight.

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change

Struggling to save their failing crops. Walking farther afield to fetch clean water. Protecting their families from devastating storms and violent conflicts. “Women are usually the support systems for our family…we are the last to leave in the event of a catastrophe, which is why women and families are disproportionately hurt by climate catastrophes,” said Wilson Center President, Director, and CEO Jane Harman on June 23 during a conference on women and climate change.

WPSP Hosts Inaugural Student Scholar Day

On Thursday, April 14th the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) hosted its inaugural Student Scholar Day, an annual competition for students from WPSP partner colleges and universities who have conducted research in the field of women’s leadership or political participation. This year’s attendees included three students from Wellesley and Mount Holyoke Colleges who presented their findings on topics ranging from women’s military history to the African Union’s involvement in Burundi.

Protection and Prosperity: A New Environmental Research Agenda for a Changing World

“The nation is at an environmental crossroads where the confluence of unprecedented global environmental change and transformative new capabilities create both an imperative and a responsibility,” according to a report by the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education.

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova Speaks on the Importance of Education for Girls

On Wednesday, February 10th the Women in Public Service Project and Cesar Chavez Capitol Hill High School hosted UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. Ms. Bokova spoke to an audience of approximately 30 female students from grades 6-12. Ms. Bokova spoke about the importance of youth voices in policy decisions at the national and international levels and shared her life experience as a female policymaker in her role as the current UNESCO Director General, as well as the former Minister for Foreign Affairs for Bulgaria and former Ambassador to France and Monaco.

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