Human Development x
Human Development

Think Tank Thuto

THINK TANK THUTO

 

A GLOBAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE THAT DEFINED

EDUCATION'S ROLE IN

SUSTAINABLE, CO-ORDINATED & INCLUSIVE

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

From 2005 - 2014, TTT planned TAISBA
[ THE ANGLICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS OF BOTSWANA, AFRICA ];
May 2015, the Marapong Land Board transferred titles to the
Anglican Diocese of Botswana to develop TAISBA's Mathangwane Campus.

Open Panel

Search Our Site

Register

THINK TANK THUTO

Human Development



VISION 2016 & UN MDGS are frameworks for measuring human development

 

Human Development has come to be understood as going beyond the three basic rights to decent shelter, good health and freedom from poverty. It encompasses the strengthening of human capabilities through literacy, knowledge and skills access to services and freedom from all forms of deprivation, such as coercive cultural, religious or political systems, gender discrimination, relative and absolute poverty etc. A country's future development is closely linked to the success with which it can unleash each citizen's true potential to play a meaningful part in the development process.

The MDGs and VISION 2016 are frameworks for measuring progress in Human Development. The attainment of these goals will have the greatest impact on poverty reduction and human development. The goals of Botswana's VISION 2016: "Towards Prosperity for All" are similar to those of the UN's MDGs. Both perceive the dignity of the human person as the fundamental basis for development. Whereas the philosophical basis for the MDGs can be traced to the United Nation's Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that for Vision 2016 can be traced to one of the tenets of Batswana culture - Botho - human kindness. This very rich concept embodies all that is good about a human being: respect, character, discipline, success, humility, compassion and justice, and celebrates the dignity and worth of the human person a la UN Charter.