News from eLearning Africa

    • Learning and Training for Farming and Food: eLearning Africa Launches ‘Agriculture Track’

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      The organisers of Africa’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training, eLearning Africa, have announced that, for the first time, the event will include a special programme of seminars, discussions and debates about learning and training for Africa’s farming and food sector. The decision reflects the continuing importance of agriculture in African economies, together with new opportunities and challenges for African food producers in an era of rapid technological change.

    • Turning Talent into Skills and Skills into Success

      eLearning Africa | Germany / Côte d’Ivoire |

      As the African continent prepares for a period of profound change, with the launch of a drive to create a common free trade area, increasing exposure to global markets and technological innovation affecting every sector, this year’s eLearning Africa will ask some fundamental questions.

    • Africa’s Top Edtech Conference Issues Call for Papers

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      The organisers of eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference and exhibition on learning, training and technology, have issued a ‘call for papers’ from anyone interested in presenting at this year’s event, which will be held in the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire in Cote d’Ivoire from 23 - 25 October 2019.

    • Going West: Top Education Conference Heads for Côte d’Ivoire

      eLearning Africa | Berlin, Germany |

      Africa’s leading conference and exhibition on technology-assisted learning and training, eLearning Africa, will head to Côte d’Ivoire next year. Organisers have confirmed that the pan-African conference, which brings together education professionals, technology experts, entrepreneurs and investors for three days of networking, discussions, briefings and debates, will be held in the West African country’s capital city, Abidjan.

    • ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Africa’s Opportunity or a Catastrophe in Waiting?

      eLearning Africa | Germany, Rwanda |

      The world is heading towards a ‘fourth industrial revolution, according to technology experts. But is this good or bad news for Africans? Does it signify the approach of a new age of opportunity, in which Africa will leapfrog its competitors, or is it more likely to be a disaster in which jobs are lost, traditional industries are destroyed and Africa enters a new age of exploitation by western companies in control of frightening new technologies?

    • ‘Pure Inspiration’: Turning Dreams into Reality at eLA Conference on ‘Uniting Africa’

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      Africa’s biggest conference on learning, training and technology, eLearning Africa, will take place in Rwanda this year. Among the keynote speakers at the event, which will be held, under the patronage of the Rwandan Government, in the Kigali Convention Centre from 26 – 28 September, will be some of the biggest names in global education and technology.

    • eLearning Africa: EdTech, Inspiration and African Unity

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      One of Africa’s most inspirational and successful women will top the bill at this year’s eLearning Africa conference in Kigali, Rwanda. A medical doctor, an academic and a businesswoman, Dr Mamphela Ramphele is also the former leader of South Africa’s Agang SA political party and a founder, with her former partner Steve Biko, of the Black Consciousness movement. She heads an exciting list of keynote speakers in a fascinating programme of discussions, workshops and debates under the overall theme of ‘Uniting Africa.’

    • The African View of Silicon Valley

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      What do Africans really think about the grandiose education projects, promoted by outsiders, that promise to transform their lives? In a special debate at this year’s eLearning Africa conference, we will find out.

    • ‘Learning in Context’: eLearning Africa programme announced

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      Details of this year’s eLearning Africa conference, which will take place in Mauritius from September 27 - 29, have been announced, with a comprehensive programme of relevant events all linking under the theme ‘Learning in Context.’ The congress coincides with UNESCO’s International Day of Universal Access to Information.

    • Mauritian government to host eLearning Africa 2017

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      The organisers of eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training, announced that the Government of Mauritius has agreed to host this year’s conference in September. The conference will be held under the patronage of the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Hon. Mr Yogida Sawmynaden and the Minister of Education, Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Hon. Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun. It will take place in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, from the 27th to the 29th of September.

    • 2063 Vision: Ministers move from ideas to action

      eLearning Africa | Cairo, Egypt |

      African ministers attending the 9th eLearning Africa Ministerial Round Table in Cairo on May 24th are looking to turn dreams into reality. Education and training are at the heart of the African Union’s 2063 Vision for a ‘transformed continent’ and ministers of Education, Skills, Finance and ICT from all over Africa will discuss delivery mechanisms at the annual Round Table on ICT for education, training and development.

    • eLearning Africa: Sharing infrastructure must be top priority

      eLearning Africa | Cairo, Egypt |

      The African Union’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, HE Mrs Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, will tell participants at this year’s eLearning Africa conference that sharing infrastructure must be a top priority for African governments.

    • Africa’s vision for education and how it will become reality

      eLearning Africa | Berlin, Germany |

      More than 1200 international education and technology experts, advisers and investors will gather in Cairo in May to discuss how to turn the African Union’s vision of a “transformed continent” into reality. They will look at how developments in technology could enable education and training to boost growth and transform the lives and prospects of the next generation of Africans. The programme for the conference, which is available at www.elearning-africa.com.

    • African financial services sector “missing a trick” say education experts

      eLearning Africa | Berlin |

      Africa’s financial services sector is missing out on big opportunities in the rapidly growing education technology market, say the organisers of the continent’s biggest EdTech conference. They claim that African banks and financial services companies are “missing a trick” by failing to get involved and back innovative start-ups in the education technology sector.

    • eLearning Africa 2016: Call for proposals

      eLearning Africa | Berlin |

      African education experts want to hear from anyone with innovative ideas about how technology can help transform the continent.

    • Report reveals opportunities slipping through Africa’s digital gender gap

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      Findings from the eLearning Africa Report 2015, which is now available free to download, reveal that, despite rapid growth in internet and mobile usage across the region, women are much less likely to get online than men. And they are still largely unrepresented in the technology sector.

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