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Claire Akehurst

Programme Associate

Publications

An Overview of NPA Decentralization in Developing Countries
Publication Publication

An Overview of NPA Decentralization in Developing Countries

Using survey data from 103 UNICEF field offices across the world, this paper aims to provide a general overview of the NPA decentralisation phenomenon - where and how it is occurring, the roles of the major actors and the results that have been achieved to date.

Events

The Prognosis for Planet Pandemic
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The Prognosis for Planet Pandemic

(27 October 2021) What lies ahead for getting COVID under control? WHO’s Special Envoy Dr David Nabarro and the African Union’s Special Envoy Strive Masiyiwa discuss this question on Leading Minds. Both are spearheading global efforts to bridge the growing chasm between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. We will explore the latest on what this all means for tackling new variants as one corner of the world’s population moves on to third jabs while another corner has yet to receive their first.
Connected learning and living in a Disconnected Era
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Connected learning and living in a Disconnected Era

The pandemic sparked the biggest increase in history in digital learning and living, but what does it mean for this generation of children and the next? Is the future already inevitably written in computer code? What does this mean for the millions of children who simply cannot get online? Are today’s tweens and teens the canaries down the coal mine of this mass human online experiment?Join us in our new Leading Minds Online series* as we put these questions and more to our two experts –  a Japanese-American academic Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Mizuko Ito, Director Connected Learning Lab, University of California, Irvine, and student  Zulaikha Patel, a South African youth activist.
COVID-19 and Child Labour
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COVID-19 and Child Labour

24 June 2021 - As progress on child labour has stalled and absolute numbers of children engaged in child labour increase, Leading Minds Online asks the experts: How can we get progress back on track and prevent this worst-case scenario?
Vaccines: Doses, Distribution and Bridging the Great Divide
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Vaccines: Doses, Distribution and Bridging the Great Divide

28 April 2021 - UNICEF Innocenti’s Leading Minds will ask the high level panel how we keep up the momentum of the vaccine race while leaving no one behind; solutions to simplify complex trade barriers on intellectual property rights and technology transfer; and how can we develop vaccine manufacturing capacity where it is needed most.

Podcasts

Looking Back at 30 Years of Research for Children
Podcast Podcast

Looking Back at 30 Years of Research for Children