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GESCI and jp.ik coorganize the Oporto African Forum

jp.ik in partnership with GESCI coorganized the Oporto African Forum in the City of Porto (Portugal). The theme of the forum was “National ICT in Education policies and strategies to achieve development goals and implement the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) : Leadership and partnership in designing and implementing national initiatives

The Oporto African Forum explored the importance of policy coherence and cross-sector coordination in ICT in education strategy/ programmes development, and also, the relevance of public-private partnerships and robust program management to ensure effective implementation.

The forum was meant to develop:

- Practical understanding of the implications of leadership and partnership on designing and implementing national ICT in education initiatives;

- Shared understanding of the importance of policy coherence and cross-sector coordination in ICT in education strategy/programmes development;

- Awareness of the critical dimension of public-private partnerships and robust programme management to ensure effective implementation,

- Commanding knowledge of the role of school leadership and teachers in successful implementation of ICT in Education initiatives.

The Oporto African Forum is the second activity of the CESA ICT in Education Cluster, a group of country representatives, international and regional organizations and private sector partners established by the African Union Commission (AUC-HRST), GESCI and ADEA to advance the implementation of CESA 2016-25 through the utilisation of ICTs. The CESA ICT in Education cluster was launched in November 2016 in Nairobi Kenya.

 

The forum was attended by: Directors of ICT of Ministries in charge of education from more than 10 African countries and Cluster members and key stakeholders such as UNESCO-IICBA, UNICEF, INTEL, Millenium@EDU, GPE and ITworx.

For more details on the forum, see the press release here gesci.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Press_Corner/PR_OportoAfricanForum.pdf

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