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Laila Macharia: Unleashing Africa’s Human Potential through Education and Technology

“Go there, get your degree, and come back.”  This was the instruction when at just 18 years old, Laila Macharia’s college application form was completed on her behalf. “I was just informed that, ‘In a few weeks, you will be leaving the nation,’” the Kenyan-born businesswoman shared. The “first born of two first borns” says her parents had a very strong sense of nation […]


National Languages as a Driver of Innovation for Professional Training in Africa

In an increasingly connected and competitive world, the importance of national languages in the economic and social development of Africa is undeniable. In this article, the Institute of the Francophonie for Education and Training (Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation ; IFEF) explores how local languages can become a powerful catalyst for innovation in vocational training on the continent. By emphasizing the […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide: A Journey Through Appropriate Technology

In this article, Jan Willem Eggink from Three Mountains Learning Advisors, Rwanda, argues that bridging the digital divide requires course designers to go the extra mile by leveraging appropriate technology and tailoring their design to the people they seek to serve. He elaborates on four lessons he learned from his practice as an instructional designer. By: Jan Willem Eggink In the late 70s of […]


We Want to Make the Globe our Classroom. This is How.

Education should be free, available and accessible to everyone. Those sentiments from article 26 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights rang so true for us that we named our initiative after the article. We created Article26 to build a platform that connects global companies, NGOs, NPOs, educational institutions and most importantly: learners. When we say “Everyone” we mean “Everyone” At Article26, inclusivity is […]

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Meet the French EdTech Delegation!

With the support of Bpifrance, Business France is accompanying 9 French companies from the EdTech sector to discover the Rwandan market at the eLearning Africa trade fair, a key event in the field of education in Africa. These companies are specialised in digital learning platforms, adaptive content, and personalized learning experiences. Their mission? Revolutionise education through technology. Selected by a panel of experts, these […]

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Transforming Education in Africa: The Role of Generative AI and Adaptive Learning in Scaling Quality Learning

Laura Kakon, Group Chief Growth and Strategy Officer, Honoris United Universities One year has passed since the introduction of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, elevating Artificial Intelligence (AI) and, more specifically, Generative AI, to commonplace discussions and widespread integration across various industries. In the dynamic landscape of the evolving workforce, higher education faces the imperative to leverage the capabilities of technology and embrace the advancements in Generative […]

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The Potential of Innovation in Tourism for Change and Empowerment in Emerging Economies

This year’s eLearning Africa conference offers a unique opportunity to explore the catalytic role of innovation in driving sustainable tourism development and economic empowerment across emerging economies. The full-day workshop “The Potential of Innovation in Tourism for Change and Empowerment in Emerging Economies” promises an immersive dive into the dynamics reshaping this vital industry. Led by experts from GIZ Cambodia and Green Key International, […]


Rebuilding: From Earthquake Chaos to Launching Cloud Careers

On February 6th, 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern and central Turkey and northern and western Syria, causing widespread damage. The massive earthquake caused people to lose their homes and livelihoods, with an estimated 1.5 million people left homeless, and at least 1.1 million people – primarily Turkish citizens – moving to different parts of the country. Finding opportunity in uncertain times In […]

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Leadership in the Age of AI: A Workshop You Cannot Miss!

The Context Being a Leader in today’s day and age is terrifying and exciting in equal parts. So much is changing so fast, and AI is showing us its undeniable potential to reshape industries and change how we work. With the alarm bells ringing about jobs disappearing and AI taking over work, Leaders are worried about managing these changes, and also about the implications […]


Introducing Keynote Speaker Muongeni Tamara Manda

One of Britain’s leading auteurs, Peter Greenway, said he has “always been fascinated by maps and cartography. A map tells you where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going — in a sense it’s three tenses in one.” This sentiment runs literally and figuratively through the story of Muongeni Tamara Manda. Born in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe, the 23-year-old is acutely aware of where […]