Joint Parliamentary Peer Group
ICT Workshop in Zambia
A school class visiting the National Assembly of Zambia
The Joint Parliamentary Peer Group (JPPG) of the NorthSouthDialogue of Parliaments with MPs from Zambia and Austria focuses its cooperation on youth and education. This is part of the (inter)national work to implement the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), namely to ensure inclusive and quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all in Austria and Zambia.
On the 8th and 9th of October the first INDABA on "Job creation for our Zambian youth - from challenges to action" took place in Lusaka. In addition to the representatives of the JPPG and the National Assembly of Zambia, numerous experts and stakeholders from the administration, civil society and science participated in the two-day event.
The Government of the Republic of Zambia recognizes that education is an important factor in the fight against poverty and seeks an education system designed to improve equal access to quality facilities. The main objective of the National Implementation Framework III is therefore to qualify human resources, with a particular focus on increasing learning and reducing inequalities and inefficiencies.
The current Report (July 2018) informs on the project activities, the incoherence of agricultural policies in Europe and its repercussions for Burkina Faso and the question of trust in parliaments in several countries in Africa.
During a working visit from Austria, further aspects and measures of the educational programme for the National Assembly of Zambia were worked on and defined with the active participation of the target group - namely young people and learners from Zambian schools.
On 16 May 2018, the traditional FAIRTRADE exhibition took place at the Austrian Parliament. The President of the National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka, opened the exhibition with a fair breakfast before the plenary session in the presence of the Second President of the National Council, Doris Bures, and other MPs.
Austrian Parliament - National Assembly of Zambia
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Die Welt ändert sich - und wir?
Heuer findet europaweit zum 20. Mal die Global Education Week statt. Im Rahmen dieser Schwerpunktwoche soll kritisches Bewusstsein für globale Fragestellungen gefördert werden. Es finden Veranstaltungen statt und Bildungsangebote stehen zur Verfügung, u.a. zu den Themen Global Citizenship Education, Globales Lernen, Globalisierung, nachhaltige Entwicklung, Menschenrechte, fairer Handel.