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Investir nos educadores de África

JOANESBURGO – Em todo o mundo, a melhoria da educação é uma tarefa lenta, árdua e de longo prazo, e em nenhum outro lugar mais que em África, onde os rígidos condicionalismos económicos impedem com frequência o investimento no capital humano. Aqueles que trabalham no sector da educação do continente têm de encontrar soluções que sejam mais rápidas, mais baratas, e que possam ser objecto de fácil expansão.

Porém, acontece frequentemente que abordagens consideradas adequadas provam ter pouca visão, e não conseguem envolver os líderes locais, que detêm as chaves para o progresso económico e social. Com grande frequência, a voz das bases, que reflecte em primeira mão a experiência de resolução dos problemas comunitários, é ignorada.

Quando os líderes globais se reunirem esta semana em Hamburgo para a cimeira do G20, a nova Parceria G20-África estará no centro das atenções. Mas as pessoas comprometidas com a ajuda a África devem concentrar os seus esforços nos aspectos essenciais da ajuda e do desenvolvimento, e isso significa investir na liderança local.

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