Higher income, higher productivity and independence from parents are among the most striking results of the Youth Development Project (YDP) implemented in Central Uganda.
This paper distills lessons learned from the Youth Development Project that was jointly designed by the Jacobs Foundation and the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS).
The OECD study supported by the Jacobs Foundation reveals new data on the career expectations of young people, how they have changed since the start of the 21st century, and how they are related to labour market demand.
The story of cocoa in West Africa is largely a story of poverty. Cocoa Interrupted details how social enterprises can play a role in creatively and sustainably addressing the varied needs of cocoa growing communities. The spirit of entrepreneurship, combined with a drive to solve complex social problems, makes social enterprise a natural ally in the effort to tackle the systemic issues associated with the cocoa industry in West Africa.
The report outlines various recommendations for the EdTech ecosystem in Ivory Coast: from encouraging more community collaboration, developing the angel investor activity, to incentivizing regional investors to step into Ivory Coast.
It is the first report of its kind to focus exclusively on education topics written by academic researchers based in forty-eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The annual reports inform about the values, activities as well as the institution and finances of the Jacobs Foundation.
In honor of its founder, the entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs, who passed away in 2008, the Jacobs Foundation has awarded two annual prizes since 2009. For the 10th edition of the Klaus J. Jacobs Awards, the Jacobs Foundation bestowed 10 awards to social innovators and change makers in the field of child and youth development. What the ten awardees have in common is their wish for social change and their restless personal social engagement. They are beyond talking – they act.
Throughout life, we encounter changing environments that require us to learn and adapt. Human brain plasticity describes the capacity of our brain to change in response to these experiences.
Designing an adaptive learning process to support large-scale change in education.