Expert perspectives: Key Drivers of Youth Entrepreneurship

Last week, we wrote about the 7 Theses of GESCI-AKE Creative Media Venture for Youth Entrepreneurship: Context matters significantly; Entrepreneurial education needs to be flexible; Everything is entrepreneurial; Both digital and physical platforms matter; Your niche is important; No success without collaboration; and Support should be ongoing. We asked internal and external experts in the field — of creative industries, media business management, youth start-up incubation, start-up PR, and corporate innovation — what they considered as key drivers of Youth Entrepreneurship. We were thrilled to find that our theses are also theirs. Our warmest thanks to the contributors! Now, let us …   Read More

Raising the bar: How ICT can elevate the status of teachers and teaching in the SDG agenda

Here is a simple truth about education: improving the motivation and social status of teachers improves the quality of their teaching,1 which results in better students and a better society. While a decline in teachers’ prestige is a global phenomenon,2 the challenge is greatest in sub-Saharan Africa.3 Teachers’ status is determined by a variety of factors, including the faulty perception that teaching is a “profession of last resort” requiring minimal skills and training.4 Other factors include low salary, which is correlated with low prestige, and the extent to which local teachers perform at a global standard.   ICT Offers Access …   Read More