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Interview: Florence Ducreau

By Harold Elletson
Florence Ducreau is a higher education teacher with long-standing experience of European eLearning projects. She is a founding member of the CANEGE Digital Campus and AUNEGE Digital Thematic University. She has participated in the joint Digital Thematic University Working Group on the integration of open educational resources (OERs) into teaching practice and she is a leading contributor to the ERASMUS+ […]

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The Foundation of Leadership and the Charge to Influence: Why Effective Leaders Must Focus on Self-Mastery and Core Skill Development to be Successful

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.
A leading authority on leadership development and organisational performance management, Karima brings more than 25 years of comprehensive, blue-chip experience in law, business, and academia to every client engagement. A shrewd advisor to distinguished organsations from DC to Dubai, her expert insights help clients successfully navigate today’s ever-changing and competitive global business environment. Karima is the author of the internationally […]

Profile: Professor N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba
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Profile: Professor N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

by: Harold Elletson “Education,” said Nelson Mandela, “is the key to everything.” It is perhaps the most important key to the plans of both the African Union and the United Nations to end poverty and create a “transformed continent.” So how does a top African educational theorist and intellectual see the  challenges and opportunities ahead? Professor N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, who will be a keynote […]

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Designing Innovative Humanitarian Learning

By: Anne Garçon, Digital Communications AdviserHumanitarian Leadership Academy As the frequency and complexity of humanitarian crises continue to rise, the demand for highly skilled humanitarians, capable of preparing for and responding more effectively and efficiently to disasters, is only going to increase in the coming years. At the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (‘The Academy’), making learning available to the people who need it most is […]

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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]