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ALICT leadership programme in Senegal

An event honouring the development of ICTs and knowledge societies in Senegal was held in Dakar, December 11, 2015. The event was chaired by Mr. Abdoul Kane Yaya, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications of Senegal and Mr. Jerome Morrissey, CEO of the Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative...

GESCI honours Kenyan ALICT - Dublin University graduates

December 7, 2015, the Global e-schools and communities initiative (GESCI) officially honoured senior officials and managers from Kenya who successfully completed ALICT, a leadership course in ICT equipping African leaders with skills and a commanding understanding of the key elements needed for the...

GESCI and University of Mauritius signs MOU

The Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI) and University of Mauritius (UoM) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to deliver the course in “Leadership Development in ICT and Knowledge Society" The purpose of this MoU is to leverage on the GESCI’s expertise in delivering...

ALICT alumni wins global award!

Esther Gacicio, an alumni of the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) programme is one of the 2015 winners for the 'Excellence in eLearning' award at the Global Learntech Awards held at the World Education Congress in July. The aim of the awards is to recognize best in the field, and to benchmark...

Namibia: We’re already using knowledge from the ALICT course

Four participants received certification in the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) course. The graduation ceremony was organized jointly by the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI) and the Embassy of Finland to Namibia representing Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA). The...

GESCI mission in Morocco

The Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), in partnership with the African Union Commission and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland, has been implementing an 8-month African Leadership in ICT and Knowledge Society (ALICT) course since 2012. There has been exceptionally strong...

Helena Tapper Interviewed in the Morning show about ALICT

Information Communication Technology & Innovation and particularly capacity building in these areas is relatively new area in development programmes globally and by Finland. African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) is building capacity of policy makers and experts in ICT, Education and Science, Technology...

Applying what I learned on the ALICT course to improve my work and boost my career by Francis Otto

Ever since I enrolled for ALICT course in October 2012, my life has not been the same again. ALICT course opened my eyes to see a new world and approach things differently. 1- Knowledge and approach Within my organization (Uganda National Council for Higher Education, NCHE), I have been able...

My fear of ICT by Sarah Vranckx of Vranckx Investments Namibia

When I started the course I was not sure whether I would make it because – - I am not from an ICT background; - although I am knowledgeable in my own field I did not know how to upload assignments and share documents with group members; - also the fact that connectivity is a major problem in...

My Leadership Journey – I didn’t think I would make it through the course

My wife came home one day with an advert in the local newspapers for a course I had never heard about. I was attracted to it because of my interest in ICT leadership. I was further motivated to apply because it had an African development approach giving us a pioneering opportunity as the first...

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