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Leadership Training in Burkina
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Leadership Training in Burkina

by Corinne Brion August, 2019 Neowongo! (Welcome in Moore, one of the 59 dialects In Burkina Faso, West Africa). Tonight, I am leaving Burkina Faso. I am at Ouagadougou’s international airport reflecting on my experiences in the land of the ‘Incorruptible People.’ Burkina Faso is the size of Colorado and has 19 million inhabitants. It is a former French colony and like many countries […]

EPICA at eLearning Africa 2019
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EPICA at eLearning Africa 2019

Article by Michael Opiyoh 1. INTRODUCTION The 14th eLearning Africa 2019 Conference was held in Abidjan, Côte D’ Ivoire from 23rd – 25th October 2019 at the Sofitel Abidjan Ivoire Hotel.  The EPICA project was allocated a stand/booth by the organisers at the entrance of the Auditorium where the main events such as the Plenary sessions and the eLearning Africa debate took place. EPICA was […]

The eLearning Africa 2019 Report
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The eLearning Africa 2019 Report

The eLearning Africa Report 2019, which provides a snapshot of the state of education, training and development on the continent, interviewed more than 900 education professionals and technology experts about key issues, including progress towards the United Nations’ goal of universal access to quality education by 2030. The goal (UN SDG 4) is set out in the UN’s list of sustainable development goals (SDGs), […]

Lessons Learned from a Training of Trainers Model in Africa
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Lessons Learned from a Training of Trainers Model in Africa

By Dr Corinne Brion University of Dayton Few adequate educational leadership trainings are available for school leaders in Africa (Bush & Oduro, 2006). Due to the lack of professional development in leadership, the use of a Training of Trainers (TOT) model appears to an effective way to build the capacity of large numbers of school leaders. For the past few years, Dr. Paula Cordeiro […]

“Everyone Should Learn to Code”, Steve Jobs – 1995
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“Everyone Should Learn to Code”, Steve Jobs – 1995

By Evelyne Beguinot Happy Coders Academy (HCA) is an African start-up founded in Morocco in 2016 at the initiative of three associates (from Morocco, Senegal, and France) train children as little as 4 to code and teach them stakes of the digital revolution. Although apparently ambitious, this goal draws from the belief that the future generation should understand the digital world to control it […]

The Push for “Free” Universal Education in Africa Often Falls Short—Here’s a Better Way
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The Push for “Free” Universal Education in Africa Often Falls Short—Here’s a Better Way

By Efosa Ojomo I grew up in Nigeria where nearly half the population still lives in extreme poverty. But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70%—attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school. Many also go on to attain higher education degrees. This push for education isn’t unique to Nigeria though; in […]

African Employment Markets: Highly Fragmented and Lacking Transparency
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African Employment Markets: Highly Fragmented and Lacking Transparency

by Victor Thien Organisations are faced with a multitude of challenges when it comes to identifying suitable employees with matching qualifications in African countries and cities. African employment markets are highly fragmented, increasing the difficulty for organizations to find new employees with specific skills efficiently, given the high number of job seekers applying to a fraction of available jobs in most African countries. To put […]

Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Learning Transfer
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Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Learning Transfer

By Corinne Brion, PhD, University of Dayton, U.S.A            Today, I invite you to Ghana to present the findings of a study that examined the extent to which mobile technology enhanced the transfer of learning post training. Seven school leaders from three different schools were interviewed after they attended a three-day leadership training. Additionally,  I sent conversation triggers twice a week using WhatsApp. For […]

Building Capacity for Science, Technology and Innovation: Experience and Role of the African Capacity Building Foundation
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Building Capacity for Science, Technology and Innovation: Experience and Role of the African Capacity Building Foundation

Herbert Robinson, Director; Robert Nantchouang, Senior Knowledge Management Expert; Barassou Diawara, Knowledge Management Expert, Knowledge and Learning Department, The African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe At a time when African countries are implementing the post-2015 development agenda and Agenda 2063 First-Year Implementation Plan, the role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in achieving the set targets and goals cannot be overemphasized. For instance, Agenda 2063 […]

Students with a Passion for Realising Gender Empowerment
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Students with a Passion for Realising Gender Empowerment

By Brendan O’Malley, University World News This article is part of a series on Transformative Leadership published by University World News in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. University World News is solely responsible for the editorial content. Tanyaradzwa Chinyukwi, 24, grew up in an environment in southern Zimbabwe, where life was tough and girls were always looked down upon. She was born in Masvingo and from the age of two to eight […]