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“A PRUDENT OPTIMIST”: PRESIDENT AMEENAH GURIB FAKIM
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“A PRUDENT OPTIMIST”: PRESIDENT AMEENAH GURIB FAKIM

When Dutch sailors first landed in Mauritius in 1598, they discovered an island paradise, rich in lush, tropical vegetation and with abundant supplies of fresh water. They also famously found the dodo, which has been described as a “feathered tortoise,” a bird so fat that it could not fly. It provided an easy target and a ready supply of meat for even the most […]

Bringing innovation to the development agenda
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Bringing innovation to the development agenda

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States are pleased to announce that a two-day High-Level Symposium on Private Sector Development in ACP countries will take place at the ACP House in Brussels on the 10th and 11th of November, 2014, bringing together various stakeholders including ACP Missions, Embassies and regional economic communities, private sector actors, international organisations and other […]

eLearning Africa’s memorable keynote quotes
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eLearning Africa’s memorable keynote quotes

The plenary sessions from eLearning Africa 2014 included a mixture of inspiring stories and informative insight from a variety of world-class experts. Addressing topics crucial to Africa’s future; see what speakers had to say in our roundup of memorable keynote quotes. 

The role of public libraries in achieving national development goals
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The role of public libraries in achieving national development goals

Access to information in Africa is a fundamental obstacle to development. Africa’s youth population is increasing faster than any other region of the world. But while the young (15-24 years old) make up 20% of the continent’s population, they account for 60% of the unemployed. As these rising numbers flock to cities, the old ways of passing on information – through small-scale, oral community […]

Changing the Landscape of Capacity Development through ICT
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Changing the Landscape of Capacity Development through ICT

Today, the whole world is very bullish about Africa: a decade ago, a respected magazine called Africa the hopeless continent; now even it is acknowledging that Africa is rising. Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth momentum has been maintained over the past two decades and the prognosis is good. Despite substantial progress in reforming the overall policy environment it would appear that many African countries may not […]

Web 2.0 and social media learning opportunities
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Web 2.0 and social media learning opportunities

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Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source Internet applications designed to enhance collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost. These new technologies, known as Web 2.0 and social media, enable people to collaborate to create, share and publish information. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) is hosting a series of 5-day learning […]

Hub Focus 1: “Developing with technology is better as a team sport” – BongoHive, Lusaka, Zambia
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Hub Focus 1: “Developing with technology is better as a team sport” – BongoHive, Lusaka, Zambia

 From Tunis in the north to Cape Town in the south, Dakar in the west to Port Louis in the east, hubs, labs and hackerspaces are leading the way for co-creation and social change all across Africa*. With each group and space responding to the specific needs and context of its community, we’re starting a new series to find out what distinguishes, and unites, […]