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Bilan de la Cinquième Table Ronde Ministérielle : Vers un financement durable de l’éducation en Afrique
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Bilan de la Cinquième Table Ronde Ministérielle : Vers un financement durable de l’éducation en Afrique

Les ministres africains en charge de l’Education et des TIC ont appelé à repenser les stratégies de financement adoptées par leurs institutions d’éducation supérieure afin d’atteindre les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement des Nations unies d’ici à 2015. Bilan de la Cinquième Table Ronde Ministérielle sur l’éducation et le financement durable en Afrique.

Back to school at the Africa Forum on Business and Security
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Back to school at the Africa Forum on Business and Security

The link between education, economic growth and security will be the subject of discussion in a session at a major new business conference in Africa.

Setting standards for teaching professionals
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Setting standards for teaching professionals

Cooperation is the current buzzword in the corridors of the Africa Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities in Africa (AFTRA). A new kid on the education block, AFTRA aims to promote teaching standards Continent-wide and to facilitate better cooperation between members. What’s behind the drive?

ICT expert Nidhi Tandon takes to the stage at  the Girls in ICT Day event in New York
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Africa celebrates Girls in ICT Day

The first International Girls in ICT Day was marked on Thursday, April 26th, 2012, and at least five African countries joined in the festivities.  Established through a formal resolution by the International Telecommunication Union in 2010, the annual event aims to create a global environment that empowers girls and young women pursuing careers in the ICT field. Johanna Havemann reports The main celebration was […]

News from South Africa: outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change meeting
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News from South Africa: outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change meeting

Originally scheduled to end on Friday, December 9th, after twelve days of intense talks, the COP17 climate change meeting went into overtime until negotiators eventually came to an agreement in the early hours of Sunday, December 11th 2011. Governments the world over are lauding the progress made on the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol, the Green Climate Fund and the new market mechanisms. However, […]

Participants at eLearning Africa
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Help us grow our eLearning Africa community

This year, for the first time at eLearning Africa (eLA), our Programme Team will be hosting a session entitled “My eLA”. We have had many discussions on the purpose and nature of eLearning Africa. So far, our conversations have led us to conclude that eLA has multiple personalities. We believe that her many personalities should be embraced and celebrated. We call on you to […]

How ICTs nurture talent – a very personal story from Zambia
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How ICTs nurture talent – a very personal story from Zambia

Information and Communication Technology unlocks hidden talents. That is what happened to eLearning Africa participant Lois Mvula. She used to be a cleaner at a teachers’ college. Now she leads an IT technical team at the college. Here is her very personal story.

UNICEF report: “Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity”
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UNICEF report: “Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity”

On February 25, 2011, UNICEF published its new flagship report “Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity” suggesting that Information and Communication Technologies could help save young people from being ‘left adrift by globalization’. On that very day Egyptian agitators used eMail, Twitter and Facebook to bring tens of thousands of teenage demonstrators into Tahrir Square for a synchronised demonstration with Egyptian and Tunisian flags.  The […]

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To Be Young, Unemployed and African in UNICEF’s ‘Age of Opportunity’

On February 25, 2011, the day Egyptian agitators used eMail, Twitter and Facebook to bring tens of thousands of teenage demonstrators into Tahrir Square for a synchronised demonstration with Egyptian and Tunisian flags, UNICEF published its new report on adolescence suggesting that Information Communications Technologies could help save young people from being ‘left adrift by globalization’. Their report foresaw falling fertility rates in low-income […]

China's president Hu Jintao during his visit in the Rift Valley, Ethiopia
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China’s mighty telecom footprint in Africa

  China plays a major role financing and supplying telecom and ICT equipment to Africa, a precondition for eLearning. Chinese companies have broken the monopoly of Western telecom giants in Africa, helped to bring down charges and contributed to the triumphal success of mobile phones on the continent. They have also donated educational communications hardware worth millions of dollars. However, China’s engagement has attracted […]