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12 January 2011

Africa’s future leaders graduate from ground-breaking leadership course for Knowledge Society Development in Africa

On Friday, 5th July, in one of the largest African Union Commission (AUC) initiatives in professional development, 213 mid-to-senior level Government and public sector officials from eight African countries graduated from a bespoke leadership course implemented by GESCI (Founded by the UN ICT Task Force) titled African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) and Knowledge Society Development. The ALICT course, which attracted several hundred applicants from 12 selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, is a bespoke 7 month professional blended learning course (online and face- to- face) designed and delivered by GESCI (Global e-Schools and Communities’ Initiative). The course is tailored specifically to the professional development needs of Africa’s future architects of the Knowledge Society in the fields of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), and ICT policy making and planning. “The gap between developed and under developed countries is decreased by the proper proliferation of knowledge. The African Leadership in ICT programme is one of the African Union’s key initiatives contributing to the development of sustainable Knowledge Societies in Africa” said H.E. Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, Commissioner, Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission. continue reading >