Meet Smriti and Moneera: young researchers exploring the impact of COVID-19
The UNESCO and UNESCO Chairs Youth as Researchers YAR initiative in response to COVID19 was designed to be a sixmonthlong venture As with many things pandemicrelated the project stretched and grew to new heights resulting in a nearly twoyear commitment from youth We talked to Smriti Khemka India a YAR Youth Researcher and Moneera Yassien Sudan a YAR Youth Steering Committee Member to better understand how this initiative has changed their perspectives
Youth and policy makers design COVID-19 recovery solutions together
Young people from every region of the world and policymakers will start a dialogue on concrete recovery efforts in response to COVID19 around youth wellbeing rights learning youthled action and role of technology This will happen on 25 March 2022 at a hybrid highlevel policy conference of the Youth as Researchers YAR on COVID19 global initiative coconvened by the UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Programme and UNESCO Chairs at the National University of Ireland Galway and the Pennsylvania State University
Interview with Emanuela Gregorio, Economist and Coordinator of Fashionomics Africa
Partner of the Biennale of Luanda Fashionomics Africa is an initiative of the African Development Bank that aims to increase Africas participation in the global textile and fashion industry value chain
Ethical fashion: A rising trend or empty rhetoric?
Driven by the awareness of a growing number of consumers the fashion industry is trying with varying degrees of sincerity to be more virtuous and more sustainable But in spite of initiatives to improve recycling promote exchanges and the range of rental options on offer progress to make this highly polluting sector go green remains modest