UK announces £212 million (US$286 million) for girls education
The Department for International Development (DFID) launched phase two of its Girls Education Challenge Fund (GEC) during the Commonwealth Heads of State meetings in London. The GEC phase two aims to allow 920,000 girls to complete primary and secondary school and provide literacy, numeracy, and vital life skills to 53,000 highly marginalized adolescent girls in Commonwealth countries. The program will also launch a Policy Lab to promote UK expertise in education.
During a state visit to India, French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated the partnership between the two countries by highlighting various areas of collaboration and alignment, including security and defense, nuclear energy, space missions, education, and culture. He also noted the cooperation in the fight against climate change, notably on renewable energy, smart cities and mobility, and he commemorated the launch of projects under the International Solar Alliance.
Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally jointly expressed a common interest in extending their collaboration in international development in Africa, particularly with initiatives such as capacity-building programs and the joint implementation of projects on the ground.
May 2, 2018: Public Health Prevention Conference 2018
The Public Health Association of Australia is convening this conference to assist building prevention measures to improve health in Australia. The main themes include translating research and evidence into action and targeting efforts to strengthen prevention. Speakers include Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, the Chair of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and Julia Gillard, former Australian Prime Minister and chair of Beyond Blue, as well as the Global Partnership for Education.
The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University will hold its annual ODA budget analysis on May 9. Notably, Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre, will speak on assessing the ODA outcomes of Australia’s 2018/19 budget. Australia's federal budget will have been delivered by the Treasurer the previous evening.
The breakfast seminar will focus on the ODA budget and trends in Australia and overseas. This will cover both non-government and government aid.
The seminar is relevant to academics, NGOs, and officials, as well as students.