By Wycliffe Omanya, Plan International In an event with over a thousand delegates, 68 parallel sessions, 50 exhibition booths, and 18 sector representation, the 13th eLearning Africa conference in Kigali, Rwanda was a place saturated with knowledge, learning, and networking opportunities. This year’s eLearning Africa, like its predecessors, presented an array of thematic conversations and cutting-edge technologies that are practical, timely, and relevant for Africa’s […]
by Sheila Jagannathan, Lead Learning Specialist, World Bank Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-four years ago, the country was torn apart by civil war and one of the worst genocides human history has known; one in which more than a million people were killed […]
With high costs and worker absenteeism associated with in-person trainings of health workers, can eLearning be the remedy?
By Valencia LYLE and Andrew MUHIRE, Rwandan Ministry of Health When Rwandan health workers and Ministry of Health (MoH) staff require training, they frequently endure a disruption to their work schedules. Traditional, in-person trainings typically require staff to travel to a central location which is often far from their homes and workplaces. Furthermore, travel and room rental fees render in-person trainings costly. In […]
There is no doubt that the Internet is a powerful enabler for education as it provides access to information, different learning opportunities and new ideas that could contribute to both social and economic development. However, it is important to remember that well over half of the world’s population has no direct experience of using the Internet at all. In Africa, according to the latest […]
Three German Development Policy Approaches for a More Inclusive Future With an average age of only nineteen, African has the youngest and fastest-growing population of any continent. Its youth promises to be a catalyst for innovation, change and economic growth. Its rejuvenating population, however, will need about 20 million new jobs every year to support its economic potential. Digitalization, as the major transformative force […]