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Matching Training and Employment Needs: In Search of an Innovative Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Model in Côte d’Ivoire
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Matching Training and Employment Needs: In Search of an Innovative Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Model in Côte d’Ivoire

In Côte d’Ivoire, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) ambitions to achieve the following: (i) meet people’s vocational training needs; and (ii) ensure companies are staffed with qualified personnel to boost both their performance and competitiveness. Most studies on the TVET system have highlighted major shortcomings, including: The low level of consultation between the academic and corporate worlds Training curricula not matching economic […]

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Le e-learning africain se donne rendez-vous à eLearning Africa

Les promesses du e-learning pour l’Afrique, ses chiffres, les obstacles à dépasser, un vaste écosystème en pleine évolution… Le salon eLearning Africa en est le plus fidèle reflet… Passage en revue avec Rebecca Stromeyer, sa fondatrice et directrice.

Setting the Standard: The Ivorian Woman Showing How to Create Digital Jobs and Businesses
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Setting the Standard: The Ivorian Woman Showing How to Create Digital Jobs and Businesses

When historians look back at our age and reflect on this crucial moment in history, as Africa faces the tantalising but realistic prospect of becoming what the African Union calls a ‘transformed continent,’ in which sustained prosperity takes root and malnutrition and disease are finally eradicated, they may conclude that three factors in particular led to economic success: a determined effort to develop the […]

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, […]

Igniting Creativity through Personalised Learning Experiences
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Igniting Creativity through Personalised Learning Experiences

Written by Adewunmi Payne Akinhanmio, SEN Coordinator Whole School, Grange School Lagos Creativity is an individual expression of knowledge and application that is unique, just as the fingerprint is unique. It stems from the ability to think outside the box, move out of the norm or comfort zone, and explore something new or a new pattern of thinking. Personalised Learning is any learning tailored […]

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 […]

Source: The Design Thinking Process by Stanford Design School
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Design Thinking for Problem Solving in Africa

Written by Kader Kaneye, African Development University – ADU The capacity to innovate via complex problem solving was identified as the number-one critical skill for the 21st-century professional, business person, or entrepreneur operating in an ever-more-complex, dynamic, and fast-changing world. Source: Future of Jobs Report, World Economic Forum Design thinking is an approach to innovation that uses deep user understanding, problem framing, a range […]

AfDB Launches Innovative Entrepreneurship Programme for Moroccan Graduates
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AfDB Launches Innovative Entrepreneurship Programme for Moroccan Graduates

By Francis KOKUTSE, journalist and media consultant based inAccra, Ghana.  The African Development (AfDB) has extended an innovative process called the Souk At-tanmia (“Market for Development”) programme in southern Morocco to promote entrepreneurship among graduates. The concept fits into what Albert Nsengiyumva, executive secretary of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), says is necessary in order to win the war that has […]

Côte d’Ivoire – A Country on the Move
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Côte d’Ivoire – A Country on the Move

With a period of stability, the gradual development of a multi-party democracy and the strengthening of credible political institutions, Côte d’Ivoire has reached the point where its citizens can afford to do more than just dream of better times and a return to the prosperity of the immediate post-independence period.

Blockchain, Open Education & Digital Citizenship – International Conference
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Blockchain, Open Education & Digital Citizenship – International Conference

Blockchain, Open Education & Digital Citizenship
28-29 May 2019 (with pre-conference workshops on 27th May 2019)
At Lilliad Learning Center, University of Lille (France)The University of Lille, for the Directorate of Digitalisation for Education (French Ministry of National Education & Youth) and the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning (Malta), organise the second edition of the international conference:
Blockchain, Open Education & Digital Citizenship
28-29 May 2019 (with pre-conference workshops on 27th May 2019)
At Lilliad Learning Center, University of Lille (France)