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Call for Nominations – 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

The Jacobs Foundation is issuing a call for nominations for the 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize, which is endowed with one million Swiss Francs, honors outstanding scientific contributions of scholars aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth.  More

A new approach to Africa’s education crisis

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Thousands of young women complete their education via distance learning. Could Africa’s teenagers benefit more generally from this approach? Read the full blogpost on BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.   To the Blog

Call for Applications: Marbach Castle Residence Program 2017

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The Jacobs Foundation Marbach Castle Residence Program offers senior and/or junior (post-doctoral) researchers in the field of child and youth development an inspiring setting for conducting uninterrupted, goal-oriented, collaborative work.  More

2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards bestowed

The Jacobs Foundation has awarded the 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize and Best Practice Prize honoring outstanding achievements in research and practice in the field of child and youth development.  More

Content Production Day at Jacobs Haus

On January 26, 2017, the Jacobs Foundation will be hosting a one-day event for communications and marketing staff of NGOs and NPOs, offering them a change of scenery and the opportunity to work and share ideas with counterparts from other organizations. Because space is limited, advance registration is required.  More

Ivorian Government and the Jacobs Foundation aim to advance the quality of education

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In the presence of the Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan and Lavinia Jacobs, Chair of the Board of Trustees, a delegation of the Jacobs Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on advancing the quality of education in Côte d’Ivoire.  More

Business leaders discussed importance of investing in early childhood development

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From October 27 till October 28, the Jacobs Foundation co-hosted the first European Business Leader Forum with 50 selected business leaders from five European countries to discuss ways the private sector can support early childhood education and care.  More

South-South sharing of “lessons learned”

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Youth unemployment is rising while enrollment in secondary education is decreasing. Possible solutions and lessons learned from labor market youth inclusion were the topic of a workshop in Côte d’ Ivoire.  More

Joining forces to achieve real impact in education and community development

The Jacobs Foundation joins forces with the world’s four largest cocoa and chocolate companies Mondelēz International, Nestlé, Barry Callebaut and Mars to achieve impact through community development and education in Côte d’Ivoire.  More

“A reward-based approach could be key in adolescent learning”

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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, neuroscientist and Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize recipient 2015 talks about social brain development in adolescence and the consequences for teenage learning and behavior. Read the full blogpost on BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.   To the Blog

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