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Kenya Daily Nation special report on GESCI & Government Skills Development Survey

The Kenya Daily Nation published a ‘Special Report’ today, July 6th, on the TIVET baseline survey produced by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and Technology and GESCI. The full article can be found on the GESCI site – http://www.gesci.org/technical-vocational-education-training.html. ...

Africa Leadership 2.0

We were off to a rocky start at the Sarova Whitesands in Mombasa for the Africa Leadership 2.0 Symposium on Tuesday June 14th, but now the gritty discussion and debate is well underway. Where to start? We had Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s incorrect assertion that Kenya is the cradle of humanity. He...

ELA African Round Up Part 2

GESCI participated in two important sessions at ELA the day before the full conference opened. The first was the Ministerial Round Table – Education Access, Quality and Equity for African Youth. The Roundtable was supported by GESCI, IICD, UNECA and AADLC under the patronage of The United Republic...

ELA Africa Round Up Part 1

I'm back from an invigorating three days at eLearning Africa in Dar es Salaam. The theme of this year's event was ICT for Development, Education and Training. My first reaction on learning of the location of the conference centre was less than positive, as I imagined hours spent in thick traffic...

SSA committed to EFA but bias remains in education funding

The recently published Financing Education in sub-Saharan Africa report by UNESCO reveals, among other things, a stark bias in many SSA governments’s education funding. This bias favors tertiary level students over primary and secondary, in some cases to the tune of 50:1. Public spending on...

New Information Society Report highlights drivers of change

The 2010 edition of the IITU Measuring the Information Society Report shows a continued growth in ICT services despite the global economic downturn. This continued progress, according to ITU, is indicative of the transition to a global information society. The report credits some developing...

African Leadership in ICT Workshop Report published

The AUC, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland and GeSCI have embarked on a three-year partnership to build the capacities of future and potential leaders in ICT in Africa. The ALICT Program is one of the concrete developments achieved under the 8th Partnership (Science, Information...

ALICT Consultative Workshop Day 1

The objective of the workshop is to identify a broad range of stakeholder views and opinions that will inform the development of the African Leadership for ICT conceptual framework and strategy. As part of this identification process, participants have been discussing opportunities for development...

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,...

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