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Knowledge on the Nile: Egypt launches ‘world’s largest digital library’

Egypt is justly famed for its ancient centres of learning. Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, founded over a thousand years ago, maintains its pre-eminence as the country’s most venerable degree-granting institution, and the legendary library of Alexandria, whose establishment predated Al-Azhar’s by more than a millennium, was reputedly one of the largest and most significant in the ancient world.

In the area of intergenerational learning, students like Aceng Cissy are working on changing the mindset and attitudes of elders for meaningful production.
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The Ugandan school reviving war-torn community with tech

Located in Uganda’s Oyam district, an area traumatised by two-decades of LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) conflict, Iceme Girls’ Senior Secondary School is using its newly-established Digital Inclusion Centre to educate, empower and support its students and surrounding community to heal the scars of the past.

Lagos Business School
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Scaling up education without letting quality slide

‘Scaling up’ has been a recurrent theme in discussions surrounding education and technology in recent years. The rise of the internet – and its attendant connectivity – is seen by many as representing a golden opportunity for the scaling up of educational projects in Africa. With its rapidly growing young population increasingly representing an ever greater demand for education, upscaling has indeed moved from […]

eLearning Africa’s thought-provoking keynote quotes
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eLearning Africa’s thought-provoking keynote quotes

The plenary sessions from eLearning Africa 2015 included presentations from a range of political leaders, entrepreneurs and educators from Africa and around the world. Under the overall conference theme ‘Enriching Tomorrow’, keynote speakers informed and inspired audiences with the latest ideas, best practices and innovations that are shaping the future of education across the continent. Here is our roundup of some of eLearning Africa […]

Team Afri One win GIZ Hackathon for Social Good
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Team Afri One win GIZ Hackathon for Social Good

In April, we brought you the news of the GIZ Gamification Hackathon for Social Good, which took place in May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of eLearning Africa 2015. The event brought together makers from across Africa for a unique event that channelled their creativity, innovation and sheer endurance to come up with gamified solutions to social problems.

Eleni Gabre‐Madhin’s next big ideas
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Eleni Gabre‐Madhin’s next big ideas

“Innovation is in our DNA,” Ethiopian business woman Eleni Gabre‐Madhin told African Business Magazine when asked about her company eleni LLC’s ambitious plans to create “big, bold, beautiful” markets that will improve the livelihoods of millions of small farmers and traders throughout Africa.

Harnessing the entrepreneurial creativity of Africa’s youth
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Harnessing the entrepreneurial creativity of Africa’s youth

What skills do young people need to improve employability? How can we ensure youth are equipped with the right capacities and expertise to drive Africa’s economy in the future? These are just some of the questions that will be discussed in a series of ‘Youth in Action’ sessions at eLearning Africa 2015.