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Gladys Muhunyo
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Refurbished computers for Africa

Gladys Muhunyo is Africa Programme Manager at Computer Aid International and oversees an expanding programme of work in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. “Having previously worked for organisations that received PCs from Computer Aid, I knew that they were of the highest quality available”, she comments, “so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to contribute to the effort as […]

Monika Weber-Fahr
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Learning and knowledge sharing for developing countries

  Dr Monika Weber-Fahr is a manager at the World Bank Institute (WBI), heading up the Institute’s efforts in the multimedia arena and in coordinating the World Bank’s engagement with Global Development Learning (GDLN). The WBI is part of the World Bank and focuses solely on designing and delivering learning and knowledge sharing activities for developing country participants. The Institute reaches about to 100,000 […]

Prof. Thomson Sinkala
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eLearning to boost economies in Africa

  Prof. Thomson Sinkala is the Management Coordinator of Ipembo Campus (www.ipembo-campus.com) and lectures at the University of Zambia. He is also the Managing Director of Thomro Investments Ltd. (www.thomro-zambia.com) and Biomass Development PLC, a recently established firm that focuses on the biodiesel industry (http://www.biomass-plc.com). Since 1999, Prof. Sinkala has been Head of eLearning for the Southern African Network for Training and Research in […]

eLearning and the teacher education in sub-Saharan Africa
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eLearning and the teacher education in sub-Saharan Africa

TESSA is being led by The Open University (UK) and a consortium of African and international organisations. The UK’s Department for Education and Skills (DfES) provided funds for the preliminary planning phase of the project. The substantive development work has been funded by a donation from The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and donations from alumni of […]

Gertjan van Stam
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Voices from Africa – Gertjan van Stam, Macha, Zambia

Among the various jobs Gertjan van Stam does is to work as the Technical Director of MIAM and as an ICT expert for Churches Health Association of Zambia and to serve as a trustee of Flying Mission in Zambia. Previously he held positions as an international business development manager and strategist at KPN, the incumbent telecom operator in the Netherlands. He also operated his […]

Dr Mor Seck
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eLearning Africa Interview with Dr. Mor Seck, Director, SENEGAL DLC, Senegal

      Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help to democratise Africa, says Mor Seck, who heads the Senegal Global Distance Learning centre of the World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network (GDLN). With more than twenty years of experience in the public sector and in higher education, Dr. Seck is an ardent supporter of ICT for education and training. He will be one […]

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Interview with Mor Seck, Director of the Distance Learning Center in Senegal

The Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) is a global partnership of learning centers that offers the use of advanced information and communication technologies to connect people working in development around the world. By applying tools and services developed in the field of distance learning, GDLN Affiliates enable organizations, teams and individuals around the world to communicate, share knowledge and learn from each others’ experiences […]