Aga Khan University don named Unesco youth chair
SEE ALSO :Concern over low uptake of scienceIn her new role, she is tasked with empowering young leaders and contributing to policies and development programmes on health and education amongst the youth. “I am very humbled and honoured to be appointed the AKU- UNESCO Chair, and I am looking forward towards contributing to equitable investment in the next generation of young leaders in Africa,” said Prof Temmerman. She added: “As an institution, Aga Khan University is well positioned to build capacity in the youth, to transfer knowledge into policy and practice, and to strengthen links between universities and other partners, in line with the SDGs”. State officials who spoke during her acceptance ceremony on Monday underscored her need to focus on youth-related research as the government had inadequate data. The position of chair is normally established for an initial period of four years between UNESCO and a university or any other institution of higher education to initiate programmes that advance teaching, learning and research in specific regions
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