Post Tagged with: "Africa"

Hope flies Drones
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Hope flies Drones

It is amazing to think what human ambition is truly capable of; particularly turning something of great adversity into one of hope, change agent none the less. If you had asked many people a few years ago what a drone was, don’t be surprised if the responses were aligned to a killing machine. The use of remotely piloted aircraft, otherwise known as drones, were […]

Microlearning to Address Skills Gaps in Africa
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Microlearning to Address Skills Gaps in Africa

By Ferhana Dostmohamed The skills gaps in Africa are an immediate problem. “Employers across the region already identify inadequately skilled workforces as a major constraint to their businesses, including 41% of all firms in Tanzania, 30% in Kenya, 9% in South Africa and 6% in Nigeria. This pattern may get worse in the future. In South Africa alone, 39% of core skills required across […]

Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide
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Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide

Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide  Invest in Africa Now! (IIAN) is a new private company which aims at matching African project promoters and investors. It uses a comprehensive approach – from scoping of interventions till investor feedback – aided by an online equity platform, advertising (TV, Digital and Print), a co-investment fund, and the organisation of investor meetings […]

EPICA. An ePortfolio for Students
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EPICA. An ePortfolio for Students

No matter what age we’re at or position we’re in, we all have to face our own inadequacies from time to time. These are painful realisations. The trick is to get over them quickly. Otherwise, you risk losing the drive to try again. You have to keep on learning. It is a cruel irony that these realisations are so widespread among university graduates who […]

Figure 2: A Screenshot of the Game Hello Nurse
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Gamification : Why do Game Developers and educators need to collaborate in Africa

Games are an effective and efficient instructional strategy for teaching and learning when they involved competition and are organized by rules to achieve an educational goal. Video games are a fun and safe environment, where students can try alternatives and see the consequences, learning from their own mistakes and practical experiences. Serious games have proven to be equally or even more effective than traditional […]

Habib serving a customer at his hotel @SwissContact
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A digital intervention to literacy and numeracy for refugees and asylum seekers, Kakuma, Kenya

Along with the other arid and semi-arid lands, Turkana county has one of the lowest indicators of economic and social development in Kenya, with youth and women being the most affected. Across the county, youth not only face structural barriers to work but also deal with social and cultural blocks. This equally affects women and newly-arrived refugees. The key barriers hindering the absorption of […]

The Social and Economic Effects of Adult Literacy in Africa
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The Social and Economic Effects of Adult Literacy in Africa

To be able to make informed decisions, an essential skill to have is the ability to read and understand – as such, one must be literate be it in their mother-tongue or otherwise. To be well-informed comprises the aptitude to ask intelligent and relevant questions, engage in debate and ability to deduce knowledge from presented material. The absence of this skill means a person […]