Libraries all over the world are bridging the digital divide by helping girls freely access information and improve their lives through technology skills education. Through its Global Libraries programs, IREX works with libraries in the creation of modern services that meet community needs, including those of girls and women in areas such as agriculture, education, finance, health, and technology. As part of International Girls in ICT Day, IREX is highlighting examples of initiatives led by some of our local library partners.
In honor of Earth Day, today Billy Lombe, founder and CEO of Youth Environment Network (YEN) Zambia, launched Kicking the Bags Out!, a campaign to eliminate single-use plastic bags in Zambia. The Community Solutions Program (CSP) alumnus was concerned with the mounting challenges to waste management in Zambia, so he decided to address the issue directly by focusing on a common problem: plastic bag waste.
IREX is pleased to announce the Tech Age Society (TAS) program in Kazakhstan. Funded by Tengizchevroil, the program will promote the use of technology in schools, NGOs, and other organizations with social missions through technology trainings and technical support.
IREX is pleased to announce the U.S. universities that will host the 500 participants in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders this summer. The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Participants in the Washington Fellowship are young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, or communities. President Obama announced the Washington Fellowship in South Africa in 2013 and emphasized the importance of Africa’s youth.
Throughout the month of May, IREX will be highlighting aspects of our work for press freedom, journalist safety, and access to information around the world. Following on the heels of World Press Freedom Day, IREX is hosting an expert discussion with some of our key field staff and guest speaker from USAID. The event will take place at IREX on Thursday May 8, 2014 9:30 - 11:00AM. Please RSVP online to attend.
IREX will host an expert discussion on the impact of higher education on security and economic development in Iraq. The event will take place Thursday February 27, 2014 12:30 - 2:00PM. Please RSVP to attend.
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