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  • Grant to boost systemic change in education

    Thu, February 16, 2023

    Education Equity

    A leading policy center, and long-standing BHP Foundation grantee, has received a multi-million dollar grant to boost collaborative action to transform global education ecosystems. The Brookings Institution announced its Center for Universal Education (CUE) in the Global Economy and Development program received US$24 million from LEGO Foundation, the largest grant in Brookings' century-long history.

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  • Public school teachers in Chile receive computer science training

    Mon, January 30, 2023

    Chile program

    More than 130 teachers at public schools across Chile have graduated from a training program designed to boost computer science proficiency in the classroom. With less than 1 per cent of public school students in Chile achieving advanced levels of digital proficiency, Fundación Kodea and BHP Foundation developed a project, IdeoDigital, to train and empower teachers to introduce computer science classes.

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  • Empowering women to learn, earn and lead

    Tue, January 24, 2023

    Education Equity

    UN Women’s Second Chance Education program trains vulnerable, internally displaced women and young women in poultry farming in Cameroon. This approach is supporting women in crisis, offering adaptive pathways to achieve agency, resilience economic empowerment, and leadership.

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  • Monitoring pandemic impacts on education in Chile

    Wed, January 11, 2023

    Chile program

    A new Chilean-wide National Survey of Educational Monitoring is uncovering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in Chile.

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  • Indigenous led conservation showcased at landmark biodiversity conference

    Thu, December 15, 2022

    Environmental Resilience

    Government representatives from around the world are expected to decide a new global framework to address the world’s biodiversity crisis at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, Canada, from 7-19 December. Partners of the BHP Foundation Environmental Resilience Program attended the landmark conference to share experiences from projects that take a community and culture first approach to conservation activities to create enduring, resilient ecosystems.

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  • Challenging corruption with global, clever and nimble responses

    Tue, December 6, 2022

    Natural Resource Governance

    Citizens of resource-rich countries have a right to benefit from the wealth generated by extraction of their natural resources. But as the world looks to decarbonize, quickly, how do we ensure short cuts to access cobalt, nickel, and rare earth elements, which more than half of the world’s reserves exist in countries with high levels of corruption, don’t short-change the countries and communities providing these resources?

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  • Proposals open for Measurement, Learning and Evaluation program partner

    Thu, December 1, 2022

    Canada program

    We are looking for a Measurement, Learning and Evaluation partner to support our country-level programs in the US and Canada.

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  • A powerful combination: First Nations culture and STEM

    Tue, November 29, 2022

    Australia program

    Congratulations to Mr. George Pantazis of Marble Bar Primary School, who has received the Australian 2022 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools. George was recognized for combining western pedagogy with First Nations culture and knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. Using two-way learning, he empowers students to become teachers and showcase First Nations science to the world.

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  • Preparing for and becoming more resilient to water challenges across North America

    Wed, November 23, 2022

    United States program

    Last month, water partners gathered in Aspen, Colorado for their first in-person gathering of all BHP Foundation water partners from the United States and Canada.

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  • Meet Peter Murray, looking after Australian desert country with remote communities in a changing climate

    Thu, November 10, 2022

    Environmental Resilience

    As part of our contribution to the deliberations at the UN Climate Change Convention discussions at COP-27 in November 2022, Ampliseed are promoting the voices of Indigenous and Traditional Leaders working at the frontlines of climate change and biodiversity conservation, helping every day to protect and restore our natural habitats in the field. The article that follows is adapted from an interview with Peter Murray, CEO of Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation and Chair of the 10 Deserts Project, held at the 2022 Indigenous Desert Alliance Conference in Yulara, Australia.

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