It is widely accepted that most of Africa’s education and training programs suffer from low-quality teaching and learning, as well as inequalities and exclusion at all levels. Even with a substantial increase in the number of children with access to basic education, a large number remain out of school.
A newly released report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants and Consequences, identifies the unequal distribution of essential facilities, such as schools, as one the drivers of wide income disparities.
AGED-Network Directorate on education job is creating initiatives and ingenious solutions to the problems faced by most African countries in the journey of developing a fully educated population.
A Directorate for health exists separately due to its unique challenges. AGED-Network continues to make efforts and work on policies that attempts to improve mental and physical health of the population.
Types of health-based interventions include screening programs, vaccination, food and water supplementation, and health promotion. Common issues that are the subject of AGED-Network health interventions include obesity, drug, tobacco, and alcohol use, and the spread of infectious disease, e.g. HIV.
According to the Food Crisis Prevention Network, a record 18.6 million people are currently in need of food assistance in West Africa. ADED-Network Directorates on interventions cushions some of these problems by donating food to those who need it.
The Directorate is also tasked with managing other interventions and overseeing the general process.
AGED-Network is most concerned with empowering people with skills that they can use to live fully independent lives.
The Directorate for Skill acquisition is filled with creative and dynamic people who understand the nature of how skills are truly one of the best ways to empower people.