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The Situation in Tanzania

We’ve just published a situational analysis of Tanzania’s ICT in Education landscape for the purpose of problem identification. This analysis has helped us to understand the main education issues and to determine the country’s interest in using ICT for Education, as well as progress made in...

Making Evaluation Matter

I’m in Delhi attending The Evaluation Conclave, funded in the main by IDRC CRDI, The Rockefeller Foundation and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. The conclave combines practical workshops on a variety of M&E methodologies in several development disciplines including education, health,...

The African Union, Finland and GeSCI sign momentus partnership agreement for ICT and Leadership in Africa

On Friday, the 15th of October 2010 at the African Union Headquarters, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the implementation of the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) program was signed by the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E. Jean-Pierre EZIN,...

Better paid teachers will be better teachers

We're not sure what the protocol is for writing a blog about a blog but that's the subject of this posting. Alex Twinomugisha and Esther Wachira from GeSCI wrote a blog for The Africa Report this week on the heated issue of African Teachers and remuneration. Of course the authors are too well versed...

E-waste Guidelines for Kenya

GeSCI has been collaborating with the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources and task force members drawn from government agencies, NGOs and other private entities to develop a set of e-waste guidelines to be used as a reference for the responsible identification, collection, sorting,...

NFE key player in the creation of Knowledge Societies

When there is a diffusion of ICT enabled services in the community such as government services, there is a knock on effect in the formal education system where greater demand is created for ICT. This acts as a catalyst for the creation of knowledge societies as it empowers the community at all...

The $35 Tablet - too good to be true?

The Indian government’s recent announcement of its plan to produce a $35 tablet next year garnered global media coverage. What was more stupendous than the magnitude of the task (taking simple economics into account), was the media’s almost wholesale acceptance of this latest tech-pledge at...

The Innovative Use of Mobile Applications in East Africa

The report from Sida, published in June, describes trends and challenges as well as opportunities for scaling up mobile applications. The report focuses on East Africa and evidence is drawn from statistics and secondary data from 2008 and 2009. The report identifies and describes a range of mobile...

Ministers discuss education & the knowledge society

The 5th eLearning Africa Conference in Lusaka, Zambia, saw ministers, diplomats and government officials from Angola, Finland, Kenya, Liberia, the Netherlands, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, gather for a Ministerial Round Table to discuss and explore key issues...

'Web' documentary considers the power of connectivity

Righteous pictures, a film production company that produces social change documentaries, is in the process of producing a film about universal connectivity which will treat such heavy-weight themes as the internet’s potential for fostering universal goodness or unleashing global catastrophe. ...

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