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Dr Jiping Zhang
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Increasing efficiency for the poor

  Biography Dr. Jiping Zhang is Senior Distance Learning Specialist and Instructional Designer at the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) of the World Bank. She started distance learning in 1997 by developing the Internet-based-training and CD-ROM version with streaming video on water resources management and rural development policy courses for World Bank staff training. Before joining TDLC, she worked in the World Bank Institute […]

Towards a different ICT pedagogy for Africa
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Towards a different ICT pedagogy for Africa

By Vincent Kizza, Uganda Many years back at university, we were extremely excited about the various instructional pedagogies such as lectures, discussion, discovery, etc. However, when many of us went to the field, we soon realised that there was a big trade-off between adapting some of these methodologies and the pressure to complete the extensive syllabus. We were left with no alternative than to […]

Mercy Sila
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Mobilising resources for quality education – Interview with Mercy Sila, Director General of the Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) from the United Republic of Tanzania

  Mercy Sila is currently Director General of the Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) and is responsible for managing and ensuring the sustainability of the Education Fund by mobilising and soliciting revenue and utilising the Fund to finance education projects to supplement government efforts toward improving the of quality of and equitable access to education in the country. She is an accountant and registered as […]

Project participants at Ugandan health sites © healthnet.org
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Current, accurate and trustworthy information for medical staff

Dr Bernard Lown started SATELLIFE with the idea of putting satellite receiving stations in universities and medical schools in developing countries around the world in order to provide medical professionals with the scientific and clinical research they needed to stay current in their fields. SATELLIFE was able to reach agreements with the most significant publishers of peer-reviewed medical journals to transmit relevant information via […]

Towards an African research agenda for ICTs in education – Interview with Dr Thierry Karsenti
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Towards an African research agenda for ICTs in education – Interview with Dr Thierry Karsenti

  Thierry Karsenti, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., is Director of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Education and the Teaching Profession (CRIFPE). He is the Director, with Kathryn Touré (ERNWACA), of the Panafrican Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of ICT. Besides holding the Canada Research Chair in ICT in Education, Professor Karsenti is also a Full Professor at the University of Montreal. His field is […]

Thierry Karsenti
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Towards an African research agenda for ICTs in education – Interview with Dr Thierry Karsenti

  Thierry Karsenti, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., is Director of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Education and the Teaching Profession (CRIFPE). He is the Director, with Kathryn Touré (ERNWACA), of the Panafrican Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of ICT. Besides holding the Canada Research Chair in ICT in Education, Professor Karsenti is also a Full Professor at the University of Montreal. His field is […]

Clement Dzidonu
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Interview with Prof Clement Dzidonu, President, AIT – the University of the future

Clement Dzidonu is President of AIT-The University of the Future, Accra. He is a member of the Council of the Informatics Development Institute, Ireland and a Senior Research Fellow of the International Institute of Information Technology (INIIT). He has also taught and conducted research at several renowned universities abroad and worked for a number of information-and- communication-technology-related projects and initiatives in Europe and Africa. […]

Financing development in Africa
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Financing development in Africa

The African Development Bank is a regional multilateral development bank, engaged in promoting the economic development and social progress of its Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in Africa. The Bank, established in 1964, started functioning in 1966 with its Headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’ lvoire. Its shareholders are the 53 countries in Africa as well as 24 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Speranza Ndege
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Dr Speranza Ndege on ICT Education in Kenya

At eLearning Africa 2006, Dr Speranza Ndege, Head of AVU Kenyatta University and Emily Masinjila, Head of INSET Unit at the Ministry of Education in Kenya are examining ICT Education in Kenya as a ‘tool’ that has yielded positive results in enhancing university education. eLearning in particular, is gaining popularity among educationalists because of its ability to reach out to working professionals who cannot […]

Dr. Elija Omwenga
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Training for engineering sciences

ANSTI, the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions, is an organ of cooperation that embraces African institutions engaged in university-level training and research in the fields of science and technology. Founded in January 1980 through the financial support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Government of Germany, the network has grown […]