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UNESCO and Nokia to co-chair new UN Broadband Commission Working Group on AI Capacity Building

UNESCO and Nokia to co-chair new UN Broadband Commission Working Group on AI Capacity Building

Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications expand opportunities for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the benefits and risks of AI technology are not equally distributed across the world. There is an accelerating divide in terms of human and institutional capacities needed for AI and digital transformation.
Dec 10, 2021 , Source: unesconews
Sebastião Salgado, a photographer who regained his vision through his love for nature

Sebastião Salgado, a photographer who regained his vision through his love for nature

As part of the celebrations of the anniversary of UNESCO's Man & Biosphere Programme, we have interviewed Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado about issues we've been raising for the past 50 years: how can we, humans, reconnect with nature aiming for a harmonious co-existence in the living world?
Dec 9, 2021 , Source: unesconews
UNESCO looks for a creative partner to develop the 2022 World Press Freedom Day global campaign

UNESCO looks for a creative partner to develop the 2022 World Press Freedom Day global campaign

UNESCO is looking for creative agencies, PR, marketing and related companies to develop and execute the 2022 World Press Freedom Day global awareness raising campaign.
Dec 9, 2021 , Source: unesconews
Now in Spanish - Toolkit for European judiciary and law enforcement
UNESCO - EU Transcultura Programme launches its Second Call for Applications for young Caribbean creative professionals

UNESCO - EU Transcultura Programme launches its Second Call for Applications for young Caribbean creative professionals

The ”Transcultura” Programme: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity launches the Second Call for Applications to the Transcultura Scholarship Scheme, in partnership with the University of West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC). It is a fully funded scheme supporting young artists and cultural professionals developing a career related to culture and creativity. Candidates will have the opportunity to enroll in short capacity-building online and blended courses on Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) offered by the Transcultura Regional Cultural Training Hub.  This Call for Applications - round 2 offers free access to blended courses conducted by the UWIOC, for young Caribbeans within the cultural and creative sector enabling them to manage and develop their business ideas and projects. The blended courses are part of the Transcultura Course Catalogue: •    Small Business Management •    Effective management and Leadership  •    Effective Business Communication  •    Grant Proposal Writing  •    Financial Monitoring and Evaluation •    Project Management •    Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation  •    Finance for Non-Finance Manager •    Sales and Marketing Management •    Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management •    Brand Management  The Transcultura training opportunities are designed in both face-to-face and online formats, primarily in physical centres in Havana, but also through partner institutions like the University of the West Indies and it’s Open Campus. However, given the need to address and adapt the capacity-building component of the Programme, there are currently implemented exclusively in an online and blended format. With this initiative, “Transcultura” aims to deepen cultural cooperation in the Caribbean and strengthen people-to-people cooperation by empowering young women and men as agents for sustainable development through capacity building in the cultural and creative industries, seeking to boost entrepreneurship and innovation, foster cooperation in the arts and culture sector, and create exchanges and networks to enhance complementarity and knowledge sharing. “Transcultura” is a four-year Programme, funded by the European Union and implemented by the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Do not miss this outstanding opportunity to become a “Transcultura” Fellow!  Learn more and apply here: https://www.open.uwi.edu/transcultura/scholarships
Dec 9, 2021 , Source: unesconews
Crafting the sea. New directions towards a balanced relationship between societies and their environment

Crafting the sea. New directions towards a balanced relationship between societies and their environment

Crafting the sea is a 15-month multidisciplinary innovative project aimed at identifying local knowledge for monitoring climate change, identifying biodiversity, mitigating risks and promoting a more balanced relationship between humans and nature. To this end, the project focuses on the marine life of the Rovinj archipelago, a NATURA2000 protected area in Croatia. The first phase of the project, which ran from May to October, concentrated on identification and research and included a 3-day workshop on 19-21 October, on the nexus between intangible cultural heritage and sustainable human-nature relationships.
Dec 9, 2021 , Source: unesconews
Malaysia adopts first national policy for inclusive Open Educational Resources

Malaysia adopts first national policy for inclusive Open Educational Resources

Malaysia highlights the value of equitable and inclusive knowledge sharing through the adoption of its new Inclusive Open Educational Resources policy.
Dec 9, 2021 , Source: unesconews
UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands renew their partnership for the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC)
UNESCO Ramallah Office in Promoting Palestinian Tourism Digitally and Virtually

UNESCO Ramallah Office in Promoting Palestinian Tourism Digitally and Virtually

UNESCO Ramallah Office is pleased to announce the contribution to the December 2021 issue of This Week in Palestine magazine under the theme “Promoting Palestinian Tourism Digitally and Virtually”, by publishing an article on the first Palestinian Virual Museum in this issue     The Virtual Museum: In 2019, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science inaugurated the educational Traveling Museum. It was established with the aim to enhance students’ awareness of Palestinian history and cultural heritage through the presentation of archaeological artifacts that date from the Paleolithic period until the mid-twentieth century. Since the museum was not able to travel during the height of the pandemic, UNESCO Ramallah Office partnered with MoTA and, with generous support from Sweden, worked to present the museum’s objects through a virtual platform that allowed students and the public to visit and interact. You may visit the website of the museum through this link to learn more.
Dec 8, 2021 , Source: unesconews
Functional Literacy Class teaches Rautahat girl the importance of education
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