Author: Alon Küster


Tooshare: Launch of Vast Graduate Scholarship Program of One Billion US$

TooShare is the first social learning platform created in Africa. In partnership with the STUDY ACCESS ALLIANCE and IU International University of Applied Sciences, we are launching, during the eLearning Africa Summit 2022 in Kigali, a vast graduate scholarship program of One (1) Billion US$ funded by the IU Group and TooShare partners to all Africancountries to promote access to higher education in tech […]

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Rwanda’s Minister of Education and Minister of ICT and Innovation welcome eLearning Africa to Kigali next week

Both ministers spoke ahead of the conference as political leaders, education experts and investors from all over the world prepare to head to Rwanda for eLearning Africa, one of the continent’s first major global, in-person conferences since the start of the Covid pandemic, scheduled to take place in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, from May 11-13.


Smart Africa commits to bridging africa’s digital technology skills gap through the establishment of National Digital Academies

Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to Broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technologies. The Smart Africa Manifesto aims to put ICT at the center of member countries’ national socio-economic development agenda, promote the introduction of advanced […]

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The Lady behind Africas’ technical disruption

There is an unmistakable sense of urgency about Lady Mariéme Jamme, evidenced in both the cadence and content of her speech. She is a Lady on a mission. That is not hyperbole. “I’m on a mission to teach one million women and girls to learn how to code by the year 2030” says the Senegelese-born businesswoman. “I think the urgency comes from being a […]

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Falling in love with story telling

Training and Communications specialist, Momo Bertrand, who works for the International Labour Organisation’s Training Centre in Turin, Italy, will be speaking in the Plenary Session at eLearning Africa on 13 May. Here he tells eLA’s Rob Vember how he fell in love with innovative education and storytelling…

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ADEA’s Policy Brief on Teacher Training and Support in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

To ensure learning continuity during COVID-19 and enable teachers to effectively adjust to the emerging circumstances, education systems in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)’s partner countries in Africa provided teachers with training and support. The presence of the teachers within communities made them easily accessible and suitable as frontline responders. Thus, teachers were among the earliest to reach communities through outreach initiatives that […]

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Digital Learning & Digital Well-being in Fragile Contexts

The African Higher Education in Emergencies Network (AHEEN) is a networked African Higher Education response to forced displacement on the continent offering university diplomas with a strong employability focus to refugees and internally displaced persons across Africa. Integrative SEL is one of two cross-cutting elective courses that address the specific needs of displaced diploma students enrolled in AHEEN member universities. Their proposed framework integrates […]

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Fostering the Development of Digital Pedagogical Skills of Teachers in Africa

Dr. Oluwakemi Olurinola will be joining us at eLearning Africa to speak about how the digital divide in Africa has garnered considerable attention in recent years, with significant attempts being made to close it, especially in the educational sector. An increase in Edtech start-ups across the continent have been witnessed, as well as an increase in digital skills training for teachers across the board. However, this has exposed another gap in African teachers’ skill sets: the Digital Pedagogical Skill gap.