In this issue, hear about projects promoting gender equality in Turkey and Lebanon, and find out about new projects the British Council has won across the globe. Read on to learn how the British Council became the partner of choice for a new skills system reform project in Bangladesh. In light of Brexit, there is also an update about the British Council's commitment to a collaborative relationship with Europe.
Consultants' Connections: February 2017 issue
Building economic resilience and social solidarity in Greece
The British Council will be supporting the Greek authorities in the implementation of a national Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) strategy.
Delivering skills system reform in Bangladesh
British Council Bangladesh is starting to deliver its first ever externally funded project focusing on aspects of the systemic reform of the skills system in Bangladesh.
Opening access to information and knowledge in Bangladesh
The Libraries Unlimited (LU) programme seeks to improve public access to information and knowledge in Bangladesh, and is now 14 months into implementation.
Assisting young people in MENA to get ahead in life
Taqaddam, meaning ‘move forward’ in Arabic, is an innovative student-facing programme that develops life skills amongst 15-16 year olds across eight countries in the MENA region.
Work continues to improve teaching standards in Burma
In December 2016, the British Council agreed a seven month contract extension to continue delivering the English for Education College Trainers (EfECT) project in Burma (Myanmar).
Boosting entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa
In November 2016, the British Council celebrated entrepreneurship as part of Global Entrepreneur Week with a series of events in Senegal, Ghana, South Africa and Sudan.
China-EU policy dialogue examines access to justice
On 2 September 2016, the third China-EU Legal Aid High Level Policy Dialogue Conference took place in Beijing, focusing on ‘ensuring access to justice for people with special needs’.
Turkey addresses gender equality in the classroom
The British Council worked face-to-face with 8000 education leaders and teachers in Eastern Turkey to eradicate sexism from textbooks and school classrooms in the country.
Reflecting on success and looking to the future in Burma
Since October 2012, Amatae has played a unique role supporting civil society in Burma (Myanmar) during a period of transformation that brought excitement and uncertainty in equal measure.
A positive start for the Connecting Classrooms programme
According to an independent evaluation report on the first year of the Connecting Classrooms programme, there is strong evidence of positive outcomes for all participants.
EU development co-operation committed to working together
When voters in the UK decided to leave the EU, the British Council pledged to respect the will of the electorate and strive towards a healthy and collaborative relationship with Europe.