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Students with a Passion for Realising Gender Empowerment

By Brendan O’Malley, University World News
This article is part of a series on Transformative Leadership published by University World News in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. University World News is solely responsible for the editorial content. Tanyaradzwa Chinyukwi, 24, grew up in an environment in southern Zimbabwe, where life was tough and girls were always looked down upon. She was born in Masvingo and from the age of two to eight […]

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A Single Step Forward

On the 15th September this year, a young Englishman set out on a sponsored bicycle ride with some friends to raise money for a school thousands of miles away in Namibia. It was started by his aunt and eLearning Africa hears the remarkable story of her love for a German missionary and how their joint passion, now shared by their whole family, is making […]

Flipped Classroom in Guinea’s Teacher Training
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Flipped Classroom in Guinea’s Teacher Training

By Dr. Christian Hoffmann, Development Adviser, Basic Education Program, GIZ Guinea

November 13, 2022 – At the Teacher Training College in N’Zérékoré, a forested mountainous region in southeastern Guinea, the class of Monsieur Camara is studying in the solar-powered media room. For the beginning of today’s lesson, the education-sciences lecturer has prepared a Kahoot Quiz to test the prospective teachers’ comprehension of the video […]

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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 […]