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IMPLEMENTATION OF SOMALIA’S BIG HIGHER EDUCATION BLUEPRINT IS STALLING, EXPERTS WARN



A FAILURE to engage education actors, frequent leadership changes and a general lack of commitment is derailing implementation of a much-vaunted Education Sector Strategic Plan 2018-2020 (ESSP), Somali higher education experts are warning.

Last October (2018), Somalia’s ministry of education culture and higher education released the plan as a policy blueprint, outlining what ails the sector and what needs to be done to turn it around within three years.…

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SE ASIA BEAUTY SECTOR LOOKS TO ESCAPE COVID 19



THE PERSONAL care product sector in south-east Asia has been looking ahead to how it emerges from the Covid-19 crisis, which has hit this diverse region in differing ways.

According to Finland-based Global Research & Data Services, sales of personal care products in Malaysia’s 31.6 million people market last year (2019) were worth USD557 million, based on UN data.…

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EUROPEAN DAIRY SECTOR ENCOURAGED BY RUSSIA LOOSENING IMPORT BAN TO COPE WITH COVID-19

THE EUROPEAN dairy sector has welcomed the opening of an infant formula import quota by the Russian government as it shores up essential supplies to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Moscow’s action on 90% demineralized whey powder followed up an announcement made in March 19 by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin that from March 20 “for one month, all restrictions on the supply of essential goods, including customs, are cancelled”. This was followed up by a government plan allowing for the easing of sanctions-related restrictions – see http://static.government.ru/media/files/vBHd4YRxpULCaUNNTFLVpPSZbMCIA2Zq.pdf…

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HOLISTIC STRATEGIES NEEDED TO BOOST FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN TERTIARY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION COURSES, CONFERENCE TOLD



The challenge to increase the participation of African women in science, technology and innovation (STI) tertiary education jobs and courses could be addressed by increasing the amount of such topics taught to girls in primary and secondary schools, Prof. Alice Pell, the former vice provost at New York state, USA’s Cornell University, told a conference of senior female African academics.

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AFRICA HIGHER EDUCATION IS MAINSTREAMING INCLUSIVITY INTO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION, CONFERENCE TOLD



 

Universities and other institutions of higher learning should incorporate well-structured capacity building programmes that target women at all levels of the academic life within strategic policies to promote gender inclusivity in science, technology and innovation (STI), an African HE conference has been told.…

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SLOVAKIA STRENGTHENS EFFORTS TO TACKLE MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FINANCING – BUT WILL NEED TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT



SLOVAKIA may have been facing European Commission legal action over foot-dragging in implementing European Union EU AML/CFT legislation and has been striving to improve its AML/CFT weaknesses, but its general reputation in combating money laundering is solid. The Basel Institute of Governance AML Index 2019 ranked this central European country 109 out of 125 countries assessed, with the highest number being the top performer.…

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SA COATINGS SALES CONTINUE TO RISE – BUT INDUSTRY FEARS IMPACT OF WEAKNESS IN OVERALL ECONOMY



SALES within the South African home paint market are expected to reach USD416.6 million (South African Rand ZAR5.96 billion) in the year to December 2019, up from USD358 million (ZAR5.12 billion) in the previous year, but industry association officials fear this growth could be hit by South Africa’s weak general economy in the coming year.…

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CHINESE INVESTORS INTEREST IN PAKISTAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY GROWING



PAKISTAN’s clothing and textile sector hopes that 2020 will be a big year for Chinese investment – as Chinese companies look to move production to outsourcing centres, such as Pakistan, that have lower labour costs than China, but nonetheless a skilled workforce, and government incentives through reduced taxes and duties.…

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NEW EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL INDICATES INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC POLICY WILL NOT QUIOT FINANCIAL BACKING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH



 

GLOBAL and regional public policies promoting environmental good practice and fighting climate change have long encouraged the growth of renewable energy production. And with concern about global warming sharpening, these goals – pushed by international and regional organisations and development banks – are here to stay.…

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IRISH REGIONS NEED MORE ENTERPRENEURS TO HELP COUNTRY THRIVE SUSTAINABLY SAY EXPERTS



To create a more balanced and sustainable economy, Ireland would benefit from having more entrepreneurs, especially outside the business hotspots in the capital Dublin, development experts say. Government can play a key role, Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh said in a November seminar at the National University of Ireland, Galway, especially by better connecting the dots between various development schemes for entrepreneurs.…

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