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A Ray of Light in Africa’s Darkest Corner
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A Ray of Light in Africa’s Darkest Corner

Harold Elletson talks to Congolese champion of disabled people and one of Africa’s most remarkable educators – Hortense Kavuo Maliro In August 2016, three days after a visit by the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, to the province of North Kivu in the north east of the country, a group of armed men, some of whom were dressed as soldiers, […]

Technology is a liberating force for African women
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Technology is a liberating force for African women

By: Charles Onyango-Obbo, Publisher of Africapedia As ride-hailing apps proliferate the globe, An Nisa Taxi in Kenya is one of the standouts in Africa. Developed by 33-year-old Mehnaz Sarwar, An Nisa is run by women and serves female passengers and children exclusively. Ms. Sarwar sought to overcome two obstacles: limited job opportunities for women in a male-dominated industry and the reluctance of women to hail […]

A Scholarship, an Online Course and a ‘Dream Come True’
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A Scholarship, an Online Course and a ‘Dream Come True’

By Caroline Newman, Senior Writer and Assistant Editor of Illimitable Office of Communications, University of Virginia Selam Kairu lives in Nairobi, Kenya, but she credits a lot of her business’s growth to lessons learned from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, approximately 7,600 miles away. Since beginning online studies with Darden, Kairu and her husband Ken, who jointly started an insurance agency, […]

Highlighting the need to accelerate eLearning adoption in Uganda
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Highlighting the need to accelerate eLearning adoption in Uganda

By Isaac Kasana, Research & Education Network for Uganda Introduction For many years, the primary thrust of eLearning was to complement or enhance distance-learning needs: to make it more affordable and more accessible for the learners and also to enhance the educators’ throughput. With the developments in technology capability over the past 12 years, eLearning in its own right can now address many more education […]

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Education and Technology are Changing Africa: Skills for a Digital Age and for All

by Sheila Jagannathan, Lead Learning Specialist, World Bank Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-four years ago, the country was torn apart by civil war and one of the worst genocides human history has known; one in which more than a million people were killed […]

eLearning Training, September 19, 2018 in Musanze, Rwanda -  Introducing Data Managers and IT personnel to the Rwanda MOH eLearning Platform
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With high costs and worker absenteeism associated with in-person trainings of health workers, can eLearning be the remedy?

By Valencia LYLE and Andrew MUHIRE, Rwandan Ministry of Health   When Rwandan health workers and Ministry of Health (MoH) staff require training, they frequently endure a disruption to their work schedules. Traditional, in-person trainings typically require staff to travel to a central location which is often far from their homes and workplaces. Furthermore, travel and room rental fees render in-person trainings costly.  In […]

Skills for the digital age – and for all
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Skills for the digital age – and for all

Three German Development Policy Approaches for a More Inclusive Future With an average age of only nineteen, African has the youngest and fastest-growing population of any continent. Its youth promises to be a catalyst for innovation, change and economic growth. Its rejuvenating population, however, will need about 20 million new jobs every year to support its economic potential. Digitalization, as the major transformative force […]