Tim Unwin

African learning management systems: reality lags behind enthusiasm

  A comprehensive new study, led by Professor Tim Unwin of the University of London, will review Africa’s Learning Management Systems. How best to deliver, track and manage education on a broad scale is a controversial subject in Africa and it provided the inspiration for several high-quality sessions on Learning Management Systems (LMSs) at this year’s eLearning Africa conference. Professor Unwin’s study draws on […]

Joseph Musangi

Voices of Africa – Joseph Musangi, Nairobi, Kenya

Joseph Musangi is Manager at eCornell (Cornell University online programmes) in Kenya, Nairobi and considers himself a member of the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. He shared his thoughts and doubts with us whether Africa is aware of its potential.

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Interview with Faith Macharia, National Director of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Kenya Chapter

  The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a pan-African non-governmental organisation founded in 1992 to promote girls’ and women’s education in sub-Saharan Africa in line with the Millennium Goal of Education for All. With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, FAWE has a network of national chapters in 32 countries.

Prof. Tim Unwin

Partnerships for development in Africa

Tim Unwin (born 1955) is Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Programme Director of the World Economic Forum’s Partnerships for Education initiative with UNESCO. From 2001-2004 he led the UK Prime Minister’s Imfundo: Partnership for IT in Education initiative based within the UK’s Department for International Development. In 2004 he established an ICT4D collective (http://www.ict4d.org.uk) at Royal Holloway, University of […]

Gladys Muhunyo

Refurbished computers for Africa

Gladys Muhunyo is Africa Programme Manager at Computer Aid International and oversees an expanding programme of work in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. “Having previously worked for organisations that received PCs from Computer Aid, I knew that they were of the highest quality available”, she comments, “so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to contribute to the effort as […]

Monika Weber-Fahr

Learning and knowledge sharing for developing countries

  Dr Monika Weber-Fahr is a manager at the World Bank Institute (WBI), heading up the Institute’s efforts in the multimedia arena and in coordinating the World Bank’s engagement with Global Development Learning (GDLN). The WBI is part of the World Bank and focuses solely on designing and delivering learning and knowledge sharing activities for developing country participants. The Institute reaches about to 100,000 […]

Prof. Thomson Sinkala

eLearning to boost economies in Africa

  Prof. Thomson Sinkala is the Management Coordinator of Ipembo Campus (www.ipembo-campus.com) and lectures at the University of Zambia. He is also the Managing Director of Thomro Investments Ltd. (www.thomro-zambia.com) and Biomass Development PLC, a recently established firm that focuses on the biodiesel industry (http://www.biomass-plc.com). Since 1999, Prof. Sinkala has been Head of eLearning for the Southern African Network for Training and Research in […]

Gertjan van Stam

Voices from Africa – Gertjan van Stam, Macha, Zambia

Among the various jobs Gertjan van Stam does is to work as the Technical Director of MIAM and as an ICT expert for Churches Health Association of Zambia and to serve as a trustee of Flying Mission in Zambia. Previously he held positions as an international business development manager and strategist at KPN, the incumbent telecom operator in the Netherlands. He also operated his […]

Dr Mor Seck

eLearning Africa Interview with Dr. Mor Seck, Director, SENEGAL DLC, Senegal

      Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help to democratise Africa, says Mor Seck, who heads the Senegal Global Distance Learning centre of the World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network (GDLN). With more than twenty years of experience in the public sector and in higher education, Dr. Seck is an ardent supporter of ICT for education and training. He will be one […]


Interview with Mor Seck, Director of the Distance Learning Center in Senegal

The Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) is a global partnership of learning centers that offers the use of advanced information and communication technologies to connect people working in development around the world. By applying tools and services developed in the field of distance learning, GDLN Affiliates enable organizations, teams and individuals around the world to communicate, share knowledge and learn from each others’ experiences […]