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African Leadership for Knowledge Society Forum

The African Union Commission (AUC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland and the Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI) wish to announce the “African Leadership for Knowledge Society Forum” to be held on 30th August 2017.

EVENT: African Leadership for Knowledge Society Forum

LOCATION: Nairobi ,Kenya

DATE: 30th August 2017

 

The African Union Commission (AUC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland and the Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI) wish to announce the “African Leadership for Knowledge Society Forum” to be held on 30th August 2017 at Golden Tulip Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

As part of the forum, there will be a session to formally conclude the “African Leadership in ICT and Knowledge Society Development (ALICT) / Leadership Africain en TIC et development de Société du Savoir (LATIC)” programme that has been implemented over two phases across 16 African countries covering Southern, Eastern, West and North Africa Regions.

The overall purpose of the Forum is to present research, case studies and futures thinking frameworks that have emerged from the implementation of the African Leadership for ICT programme. The forum provides a platform to present KS country and impact assessment findings, to share alumni new leadership experiences and practices and to facilitate dialogue, knowledge sharing and futures agendas for ensuring sustainability and strengthening leadership and networks towards KS and SDG development.

The forum aims to highlight the future prospects and cover the key aspects on the sustainability dimension of the ALICT course and programme outcome.

As part of the forum, there will be a session to formally conclude the “African Leadership in ICT and Knowledge Society Development (ALICT) / Leadership Africain en TIC et développmentde Société du Savoir (LATIC)” progrmame that has been implemented over two phases across 16 African countries covering Southern, Eastern, West and North Africa Regions.

It will also highlight the future prospects and cover the key aspects on the sustainability dimension of the ALICT course and programme outcomes.

The African Leadership in ICT and Knowledge Society Developemnt course has a recorded 497 graduates from Botswana, Cote d’Iviore, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco,Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia as well as officials from the African Union Commission. They completed the course and received joint certification from GESCI and the AUC.

The ALICT/LATIC course has also been accredited by the Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, at level 9, Post -Graduate Diploma level and the title is Graduate Diploma in African Leadership in ICT and the Knowledge Society. Around 62% of the course graduates had opted and received the DCU Graduate Diploma certificication. In addition, the course has been accredited by the University of Mauritius for a Masters degree in Leadership in ICT and the Knowledge Society.

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