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John Gushit eLA testimonial
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John Gushit eLA testimonial

I attended the eLearning Africa conference, organized by ICWE, for the first time in Benin in 2012 as a participant. During the conference, I had the opportunity to meet with various professionals and experts in the field of ICT, as well as with other people who make use of ICT platforms to implement research and developmental projects in various regions of Africa. The experience […]

Hope flies Drones
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Hope flies Drones

It is amazing to think what human ambition is truly capable of; particularly turning something of great adversity into one of hope, change agent none the less. If you had asked many people a few years ago what a drone was, don’t be surprised if the responses were aligned to a killing machine. The use of remotely piloted aircraft, otherwise known as drones, were […]

A digital intervention to successfully train literacy and numeracy skills in Kakuma, Kenya
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A digital intervention to successfully train literacy and numeracy skills in Kakuma, Kenya

Along with the other arid and semi-arid lands, Turkana county has one of the lowest indicators of economic and social development in Kenya, with youth and women being the most affected. Across the county, youth not only face structural barriers to work but also deal with social and cultural blocks. This equally affects women and newly-arrived refugees. The key barriers hindering the absorption of […]

Microlearning to Address Skills Gaps in Africa
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Microlearning to Address Skills Gaps in Africa

By Ferhana Dostmohamed The skills gaps in Africa are an immediate problem. “Employers across the region already identify inadequately skilled workforces as a major constraint to their businesses, including 41% of all firms in Tanzania, 30% in Kenya, 9% in South Africa and 6% in Nigeria. This pattern may get worse in the future. In South Africa alone, 39% of core skills required across […]

Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide
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Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide

Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide  Invest in Africa Now! (IIAN) is a new private company which aims at matching African project promoters and investors. It uses a comprehensive approach – from scoping of interventions till investor feedback – aided by an online equity platform, advertising (TV, Digital and Print), a co-investment fund, and the organisation of investor meetings […]

In Profile – Dr Mamphela Ramphele
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In Profile – Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Nelson Mandela said that “education is the key to everything.” It is a view shared by a woman who played an important part in his struggles and is keen now for Africa to build on his legacy. Dr Mamphela Ramphele is, without doubt, one of Africa’s most inspirational and successful women. She has a range and breadth of experience that is quite astonishing. A […]

In Profile – Margot Brown
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In Profile – Margot Brown

The story of how a Canadian librarian, Margot Brown, became Director of Knowledge Management at the World Bank reflects not only the central importance of information and data in modern societies, but also the fact that, for nearly three thousand years, libraries and librarians have been intimately involved with knowledge and education. The librarian profession was created, in the eighth century BC, when Ashurbanipal, […]