Can the online tactics of Thailand’s political youth movement bring real change?
Thailand has a storied history of political conflict and popular protest movements. But recent demonstrations have been organized through social media, and much of the movement itself is happening online. What does this mean for the movement’s chances of success?
Voting at 16: More youth participation in politics is urgently needed
In the 2017 German election, more than half of the electorate were over 50 years old. But for inclusive politics, the participation of the youth is necessary. To find out more about engaging them in politics, FES Connect spoke to Mara Oldenburg, board member of Germany’s Youth Participation Resource…
Back to school in a time of COVID-19: FES experts give four crucial recommendations
Germany is currently re-opening its schools, but how can the country ensure safe and equal access to education during the pandemic? FES Connect spoke to Martin Pfafferott, Head of the Department for Education and Research Policy of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin, about the foundation’s newly…
North Macedonia’s education in a pandemic: What can we learn?
Going back to education as usual would be short-sighted and self-destructive. Read about what lessons North Macedonia can learn to create an education system that truly resonates with the youth of the country after the pandemic.
Cities use UNESCO global network to share local measures on fighting the virus
Cities across the globe must deal with the pandemic’s impacts on learning and education. From posters to interactive kiosks - read about how well-established lifelong learning systems in cities that are part of the expansive UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities are helping to make it happen.
Social protection for social justice: Putting people first
Vince Chipatuka and Precious Mooze Ngónga explain the importance of promoting social protection as an essential contribution to social transformation in Southern Africa and share recommendations of the Social Compact and Social Justice Partners Conference that was held in March 2020.
Indonesia: Health and social security in a pandemic
Among the dozens of countries currently fighting the COVID-19 pandemic globally, Indonesia holds the highest death rate in Asia. How prepared is their public health sector? Will their current social protection systems be sufficient to face this serious crisis?
The COVID-19 pandemic as a wake-up call: Social protection systems for all
Shahra Razavi expertly narrates what is happening as we face a global crisis, how it is deeply affecting the health sector, work, and the economy, and how it acts as a wake up call for all to adopt social protection floors.
Could Artificial intelligence help bridge India’s societal divide?
Technological innovations have helped us evolve into the beings we are today. However, the turning point in today’s digital society would be the ability of technology to even out the societal fissures and maximise social benefits.
Stuck in the slow lane of the information superhighway
In India, the challenges of online life are not just about access to the internet, but also about how to get the skills and mindset to make the most of that access. Several organizations are helping young and old to make the gear change.
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