Goal 4 – Quality Education 

What is the goal here? Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.  Why? Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Education helps reduce inequalities and reach gender equality and is crucial to fostering tolerance and more peaceful societies.  Over the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to…

Goal 5 – Gender Equality

What’s the goal here?  To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.  Why? Disadvantages in education translate into a lack of access to skills and limited opportunities in the labour market.  Women’s and girls’ empowerment is essential to expand economic growth and promote social development. The full participation of women in the labour forces would add percentage points…

Gold 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation 

What’s the goal here? To ensure access to safe water sources and sanitation for all. Why? Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right.  The demand for water has outpaced population growth, and half the world’s population is already experiencing severe water scarcity at least one month a year.  2.2 billion people around the world still lack safely…

Barriers to Quality Education 

Barriers to achieving Quality Education in the DRC  The priority given to quality education for children and young people by the government in the DRC can be gleaned from the fact that in the 2013 DRC national budget, education was allocated just 13 per cent of the budget.  Added to low prioritisation, access to quality education is further affected by…

Barriers to Gender Equality

Barriers to achieving empowerment for women in entrepreneurship, including agribusiness in the DRC Studies and recent investigations show that the position of Congolese women in several domains of national life remains low in comparison with men. In particular, their economic vulnerability as well as their exclusion from decision-making at all levels, whether within the household or community or at a…

Barriers to Water and Sanitation in the DRC

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has drawn attention to an estimated 37 million rural residents in DRC who risk contracting disease because they have no alternative but to draw untreated water directly from rivers or lakes that are likely to be contaminated.(year) The DRC is Africa’s most water-rich country, many of its people however have no safe access to this essential resource. Together with a lack of access to sanitation and…

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What is the goal here? To ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. Why? Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Education helps reduce inequalities and reach gender equality and is crucial to fostering tolerance and more peaceful societies. Over the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access…