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Poised to take place from October 25-29, 2016 at the SSNIT Conference Centre Kumasi, Ghana, the International Training Conference – Fight Against Human Trafficking aims to improve awareness of human rights issues in the region, such as human trafficking, the exploitation of women and children, as well as female education. Over the course of four days, national and international delegates, including teachers and students of schools and universities, will discuss the current situation and join Global Women Lobby to pick up this new project called “Training Teachers for the Fight Against Human Trafficking”. Other non-profit organisations that are corporate members…


Starting something new is always exciting but might also leave you feeling helpless and insecure about how things work. This is why UNICAF has designed the Induction Module that will equip you with all the necessary knowledge and skills that you need to commence your studies. This one month module will guide you through the fundamentals of online learning and how to best utilise UNICAF’s Virtual Learning Environment. At the end of the Induction Module, you will: Know how to navigate the VLE and use the VLE tools: Submit assignments in the VLE Post in an academic discussion forum and reply…


When the time comes that you decide to advance your academic or professional career, the first step should be to reflect: What is your academic or professional goal? What fields are of interest to you? Does the job you want provide employment and career opportunities at your location? Once you have decided what area of studies is right for you, it’s time to find our which course takes you to your goals. You can visit our Partner Programme section to see the available programmes UNICAF offers and read the details about the degrees. As a general rule, the academic…


The need for a higher education is an ever growing one in today’s society and there is no shortage of facilities seeking to entice the career-minded individual to enrol with them. However, many tend to overlook what is arguably one of the most significant questions that faces the majority of would be students – how to pay for this desperately needed opportunity without graduating under a mountain of debt. This obstacle is one of the ways in which UNICAF greatly differs from its competition, offering a fast response to scholarship applications to incoming students in an effort to ease that…


With the end of World War II, the United States went from an important player in the global economy to become the global economy. While most of the industrial and financial centres in the world were in ruins, America’s economic output and wealth, with no damage to its infrastructure, war-time factories that ached to be utilised, and the return of a willing workforce, took off in a way that seems unfathomable today. The median household income rose a staggering 74% between 1946 and 1973, further fuelling its economic growth. During the 1990s with the Cold-War over, global demand and output…


Jamaica, world famous for legends like Bob Marley and Usain Bolt, reggae music and the movie ‘Cool Runnings’, is getting ready to leap into 2030. On September 18 and 19, 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Headquarters in New York hosted its 5th Social Good Summit, where the UNDP Jamaica drew attention to Jamaica’s Vision 2030 by organising events and a competition under the theme “Connecting Today. Creating Tomorrow”. The Vision 2030 was created to ensure that social, environmental and economic issues are tackled, and opportunities are pursued. The National Vision Statement reflects its goal to make “Jamaica, the…


Hezron Mainga Muia, a current student at UNICAF, is sharing his experience of studying with us. Mr Muia, could you please tell us where you work and what position you have at your company? I work for the UNDP [United Nations Development Programme] in the Gambia as a Database Systems and Capacity Building Specialist. What are you studying and at which University? I am studying for an MBA at the University of South Wales. How was your experience with the application process at UNICAF and did you receive all the information you needed to make an informed decision?…


The Middle East, and more specifically the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have transformed in ways that would have sounded like a utopian vision 30 years ago. From a nomad, underdeveloped economy that arose as a result of limited arable land and harsh climate, the entire region suddenly awoke with a big boom after the discovery of one of the world’s greatest deposits of oil and gas, just at the time when the world grew hungry for it. The UAE, one of the most iconic GCC countries, raised its GDP…


  Africa has always drawn travellers to its fascinating and diverse regions starting from the early explorers, all throughout the darker times of colonisation, and when the last of African nations became independent. From the unspoiled desert of Namibia, picturesque coastal drives in South Africa and untamed wildlife in Kenya, all the way to world-class nightlife in Nigeria, cultural gems in Mali and bustling markets in Ghana, Africa has got it all. Not too long ago, travelling to and within Africa was reserved to the wealthy and people that didn’t mind rough journeys. Nowadays, the tourism industry caters to backpackers,…