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Meet the French Delegation at eLearning Africa

In a rapidly evolving world where education meets technology, the field of Education Technology (EdTech) is witnessing significant advancements. Business France, the governmental agency dedicated to promoting French businesses on the global stage, is at the forefront of assisting innovative French EdTech companies in expanding their horizons and forming partnerships abroad. A tangible demonstration of this commitment is Business France’s participation at eLearning Africa, […]


Transforming the Continent with African Digital Talent

Training Talent for the Future By 2050, approximately 40% of the global population under the age of 18 is expected to have been born and raised in Africa. With a staggering 22 million Africans entering the job market each year, expected to reach 33 million per year by 2050 (World Bank), training digital talent becomes a pressing challenge. In the realm of digital talent, […]


Save the Date and Submit Your Ideas: The 17th eLearning Africa will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from May 29 – 31, 2024

We are excited about the launch of the 17th edition of the eLearning Africa Conference and Exhibition. Embracing the theme “Education Fuels Innovation, Investment Amplifies Skills: Africa’s Vibrant Leap Forward,” we are seeking innovative contributions that align with this vision and our sub-themes. Share your expertise, engage with thought leaders, and contribute to shaping the future of education in Africa. Submit your paper and seize the […]


Obituary: eLearning Africa Report Editor and Debate Series Founder Harold Elletson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Elletson, an esteemed member of the eLearning Africa Community for 17 years and former British parliamentarian. In 2006, Harold joined the eLearning Africa Council and quickly became a highly respected member of the organisation. His most notable contribution to eLearning Africa was his initiative for the annual eLearning Africa Debate, which he […]


Retrospective: eLearning Africa 2023 in Review

Watch our highlights film here and download our Post Event Report of eLearning Africa 2023, which took place in Dakar, Senegal! Dive into a comprehensive summary that highlights key figures, insights from the Ministerial Round Table, enriching pre-conference workshops, inspiring eLearning Africa Plenaries, engaging parallel sessions, innovative exhibitors, and the vibrant eLearning Africa community.  Explore the transformative journey we embarked on together and gain […]


The 2023 Ministerial Round Table Communiqué

The 15th Ministerial Round Table took place in Dakar, Senegal on May 25, 2023, addressing the theme: “Education, Digital Transformation and the ‘Youth Bulge’. African Governments and, in particular, ministers and officials responsible for economic development, technology and education, are at the crossroads of history, facing some fundamental challenges. These challenges are concentrated in three main areas: the digital economy, the education system and […]


2019 Keynote Speaker: Mahid Abdulkarim’s Journey from Sudan to St. Louis

 What makes students motivated to learn and focus in class? Mahid Abdulkarim speaks on his own experiences at school, and what gave him the motivation to go to school excited as a teenager. Mahid was born in Khartoum, Sudan, in 2004. He graduated from Marble Hill School for International Studies (New York), and currently studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He has attended […]


Join the Thought-Provoking eLearning Africa Plenary Debate on the Impact of AI on Education in Africa

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a global force, revolutionising various industries and transforming the way we live, work, and learn. But what about its impact on education in Africa? Are the potential benefits worth the possible drawbacks? These questions will be at the centre of an upcoming debate that promises to be thought-provoking and enlightening. This year’s motion “This House Believes that AI Will […]

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IFEF Joins eLearning Africa as Premium Partner to Promote and Celebrate Francophone Solutions for Education and Training

Senegal, the host country of the Institute of La Francophonie for Education and Training (Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF)), a specialized body of the International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF), is hosting the 16th edition of the International Conference & Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training & Skills Development, eLearning Africa, from 24 to 26 May 2023, under the […]


What it Takes to Deliver a Sustainable Ed-Tech Ecosystem in Africa.

Africa is a continent with vast potential, yet it faces significant challenges in its education sector—from low literacy rates to limited access to quality education and inadequate resources. In recent years, the potential of educational technologies to address these challenges and improve learning outcomes has become more widely recognized, which is why the EdTech industry is set to grow tenfold by 20301. Yet unlocking […]