'The challenge is not always related to size as it is to our ability to make sense of the available data.' Photo by Adrian S Jones, Creative Commons licence.
Every year, we generate greater amounts of data. This presents opportunities and risks for businesses, public services and citizens. Dr Abdelaziz Berrado (Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenieurs, Rabat, Morocco) gives us an update on big data and data science while academics and others discuss the topic at the UK-Morocco big data workshop, Imperial College London, 17-19
Young people are most likely to mistrust their governments. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy, Creative Commons licence.
Leaders from the most important sectors in North Africa and the UK came together during our Hammamet Conference in November 2013 to discuss this question. The British Council’s Ellen Berry gives us a glimpse into the report, published today.
Stewart, a UK teacher with children in a Lebanese school (image courtesy of the author)
‘What would it feel like to leave everything behind?’ In the wake of the Syria conflict, Stewart Cook, teacher at Frances Olive Anderson primary school, posed the question to his class of eight- to nine-year-olds. A year since he started a Connecting Classrooms partnership with a Lebanese school hosting 40 per cent refugees, he explains how the project has
Music is part of nature, says Egyptian artist Khaled Kaddal (image credit: Ma’amoun Azmy)
Khaled Kaddal is an Egyptian guitarist and sound designer in Alexandria. He explains how people in Egypt reacted to a public sound installation that he created, with the help of the British Council's Grants for Artists fund.
Downtown Tripoli (image credit: David Stanley via Flickr)
Amid bombs and security alerts, the British Council signed an agreement with Libyan officials which we hope will smooth the path of up to 5,000 Libyan scholars due to study in the UK each year. Cherry Gough, British Council Director Libya, reports.