Youth and policy makers join forces in pandemic recovery efforts
55 young researchers from UNESCOs signature Youth As Researchers on COVID19 initiative and close to 20 policy makers from various Member States debated on priorities for postpandemic recovery with for and by youth during a HighLevel Policy Conference hosted on site and online by UNESCO on 25 March 2022 Central to the debate were the insights of the young researchers on the impact of the pandemic on youth wellbeing learning action rights and use of technology
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
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