Social entrepreneurs have the solutions to get the Sustainable Development Goals back on track

AS THE VIRTUAL UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATES HOW TO GET THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS BACK ON TRACK, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS HAVE THE SOLUTIONS Gloom on zoom may be the simplest way to describe the mood this week at the first virtual United Nations General Assembly. World leaders have been wrestling with the grim truth that the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, agreed when they met in New York five years ago, have been knocked even further off track by Covid-19. As the recent Social Progress Index showed, on current trends the SDGs will not be achieved before 2082 –…

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Student Engagement for Better Education Service Delivery in South-Kivu

For the past three years, Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption has been promoting integrity and transparency across the South-Kivu’s educational establishments, with the support of the Integrity Action. As part of this support, more than 500 students have been empowered to engage more with school management boards in improving education services in schools. Integrity Clubs facilitate students’ engagement in and monitoring of the quality of education service delivery in South-Kivu. February 10, 2020 – Improving the quality of education is a priority for Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption (CERC). With support from the Integrity Action-financed project “Student Acting for Honesty, Integrity…

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MORE than 100 young people marched against corruption in South-Kivu

Uvira, 9 December 2019 MORE than a 100 young people on Monday marched to the Uvira Town Hall headquarters to hand over a memorandum of demands to the Mayor Kiza Muhato and transmit several copies to Provinvial and Central Government. The protest was organised by Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption in collaboration with Cercle des Jeunes dans la Region des Grands-Lacs (CEDEJ) in response to high-level corruption in education and key social sectors, and to mark International Anti-corruption Day. The protestors led by both organisation handed over the memorandum of demands, which included a demand for government intervention…

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Strengthening Social Accountability in the Education Sector in DR Congo

CERC believes that when citizens meaningfully participate in decision-making and service providers engage with them seriously, access and quality of services for the poor will improve. In Democratic Republic of the Congo, CERC is using the Community Integrity Building combined with technology to allow school service users such as students and community members to firstly, meaningfully participate in monitoring school buildings, teacher absenteeism and provision of learning resources at schools and secondly, facilitate spaces for these citizens and the education service providers to engage seriously. The aim is for school facilities to be safe and adequate,…

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