To be a global leader and expert organization in supporting the utilization of new technologies to transform learning and empower individuals and communities with competencies and skills for inclusive and sustainable development.
This strategy was developed against the backdrop of a rapidly changing environment, with special attention given to the 17 new sustainable development goals (SDGs) the global community has set itself to achieve by 2030.Designing the strategy also involved reflecting on what GESCI has achieved since its creation in 2004.
As part of the process to integrate ICTs in teaching and learning, GESCI and The MasterCard Foundation have distributed laptops, modems and digital projectors to schools in four selected counties in Kenya.
GESCI -Global E Schools and Communities Initiative, The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and The President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) of the United Republic of Tanzania signed MoU on 7th February, 2017.
The MoU was signed in Dar- Es Salam Tanzania by Mr. Jerome Morrissey, CEO of GESCI and the Dy. Permanent Secretaries of MoEST and PORALG.
On 6th December, 2016 The Global E- Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI) marked the end of the first phase of the Digital Creative Media programme.This one year initiative , with the 21 participants, having completed their training in Animation, Games and Apps design and development and Music and Sound Design, were awarded certificates in AKE –Digital Creative Media and progressed to the final phase of the programme – the formal launch for seven start up companies
GESCI signed on June 8 a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education of Côte d’Ivoire.
The agreement includes support to the development of digital schools of excellence through GESCI’s African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI), which will reach out to 20 secondary schools in Côte d’Ivoire starting 2017.
Implementable and scalable initiatives for ICT integration in education to address the gaps and inadequacies in schools’ science, technology, English and mathematics teaching provision, critical for social, economic and knowledge society development
GESCI's mission is to work with governments and partners in providing strategic support to develop and implement models of good ICT-based practice for high-quality education and training. We also build effective leadership capacities in ICT and Knowledge Society development at all levels in countries across the developing world..
Leaders and managers in Africa intent on pushing the SDGs agenda forward are invited to join the Leadership Network for Sustainable development (LN4SD).
More information on LN4SD and on how to join at www.leadership4sd.org
Document on the African leadership in ICT and Knowledge Society Development (ALICT) and its contribution to sustainable development presented at the 14th International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa, Addis Ababa, July 12-14, 2016.
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