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A Czech expert of hydrogeology, Jiří Šíma, has been in Ethiopia for more than three decades for professional activities and projects of ground water resource development here in the East African country. Having graduated from Charles University of Czech in 1978, Sima came to Ethiopia in 1984 and joined the Geological Survey of Ethiopia as part of the international development assistance program and cooperation which the then socialist Czech Republic had forged with its one of African counterparts at that time.
The African Union’s Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) called for the establishment of a Coalition of Stakeholders as a strategy to amplify the case for prioritizing and investing in education and ensuring better coordination and networking on matters related to education in Africa.
Interest in cities around the world is on the rise, in large part, because more and more people are living in cities in both developed and less developed countries. The rapid increase in the urban population has put pressure on local governments to provide a range of services from water and sewer infrastructure to social services and housing. To meet the rising demands of urbanization, municipalities need adequate revenue tools to pay for services and infrastructure.