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 News & Information on the eLearning Africa Conference, an Annual Event for Developing eLearning Capacities in Africa
Focus: Internet Governance
Description: News & Information on the eLearning Africa Conference, an Annual Event for Developing eLearning Capacities in Africa

www.elearning-africa.com

No. 3, February 15, 2011


Content

  1. Call for Papers Closed with Over 430 Submissions
  2. Capture this! How ICTs are Empowering People Across Africa
  3. China''s Mighty Telecom Footprint in Africa
  4. Professor Sugata Mitra to Deliver Keynote Speech at eLearning Africa 2011
  5. Smart Ideas for Economic Growth - An Interview With Dr Dinah Mwinzi
  6. eLearning Africa is Taking to the Hills!
  7. TIGA Awards 2011: Celebrating Excellence in eGovernment
  8. AVU Launches Online Open Education Resources Portal
  9. Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities: Place the Spotlight on You!
Call for Papers Closed with Over 430 Submissions
The Call for Papers for the 2011 conference closed with the impressive number of 436 submissions. The eLA Review Committee, chaired by independent ICT4D consultant Shafika Isaacs, is currently in the process of ing and evaluating the proposals that came in from all parts of the Continent, from Europe, Asia and the Americas.

By the beginning of March, a draft agenda will be available. "By then we hope to present a programme that will inspire animated discussion and robust debate" says Ms Isaacs. "We have received submissions from key players in education and ICT4D in Africa, including large organisations and grass-roots initiatives. This year''s focus on youth and skills development was enthusiastically received by many and we can present great examples of how Africa''s youth can be empowered by the spread of digital technologies."

In putting together the agenda for Dar es Salaam, eLearning Africa will make sure that it lives up to its reputation of being a unique community of practitioners, showcasing a great diversity of different approaches in the field of technology-enhanced learning and training on the Continent.

This newsletter will keep you up-to-date with news of the event. Stay tuned!

www.elearning-africa.com
 

Capture this! How ICTs are Empowering People Across Africa
The 2nd eLearning Africa Photo Competition aims to capture how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can nurture talent, skills and innovation across Africa. We invite you to send us your photos that depict outstanding achievements in Africa - empowered by ICTs, or that show innovative ways in which ICTs can foster the development of people, communities and society. We are looking for your contributions from any sector of life - be it health, agriculture, business, community life or education - innovation is everywhere and it can come from every single one of us!

To find out more and spread the word, eLearning Africa 2011 is launching a new photo competition, encouraging people across Africa to Capture this! How ICTs are empowering people across Africa.

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Le deuxièmeconcours photo de eLearning Africa a pour objectif de saisir par l''image la façon dont les Technologies de l''Information et de la Communication (TIC) peuvent nourrir les talents , les compétences et l''innovation à travers l''Afrique. Nous vous invitons à envoyer vos photographies qui illustrent des réalisations remarquables en Afrique, favorisées par les TIC, ou qui montrent de quelle manière innovante les TIC peuvent encourager le développement des êtres humains, des communautés et de la société dans son ensemble. Vos images peuvent évoquer tous les domaines de la vie - que ce soit la santé, l''agriculture, l''économie, la vie des communautés ou encore l''éducation - l''innovation se niche partout et tous autant que nous sommes, nous pouvons en être les moteurs !

Pour découvrir ces trésors et propager l''information, eLearning Africa 2011 lance un nouveau concours photo, pour encourager les habitants du continent africain à faire un Arrêt sur image ! Zoom sur les TIC , outils de développement et d''innovation à travers l''Afrique.

En savoir plus
 

China''s Mighty Telecom Footprint in Africa
China plays a major role financing and supplying telecom and ICT equipment to Africa, a precondition for eLearning. Chinese companies have broken the monopoly of Western telecom giants in Africa, helped to bring down charges and contributed to the triumphal success of mobile phones on the Continent. They have also donated educational communications hardware worth millions of dollars. However, China''s engagement has attracted mixed reactions.

[more]
 

Professor Sugata Mitra to Deliver Keynote Speech at eLearning Africa 2011

Sugata Mitra is currently Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Considered a pioneer in his field, Professor Mitra is best known for his "Hole In The Wall" experiment, whereby he studied the potential of minimally invasive education by placing an Internet-enabled PC in the wall of an Indian slum, leaving it there for anyone to use. In this interview, Professor Mitra helps us to understand what technology can offer some of the most marginalised members of society. Drawing on examples from his own research, Professor Mitra goes on to offer practical advice to developers and eLearning professionals, highlighting some of the key shifts in the landscape of technology and learning.

[more]
 

Smart Ideas for Economic Growth - An Interview With Dr Dinah Mwinzi
The Kenyan Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is currently constructing one hundred greenhouses in various Youth Polytechnics across the country so that students can be trained in greenhouse farming. This is one of the measures undertaken by the Ministry in order to plug the skills gap among the country''s young people. "For Kenya to develop, we need technicians, technologists and engineers," says Dr Dinah Mwinzi, Director of Youth Training. "And we have to empower entrepreneurship amongst our young people by supporting smart ideas for economic growth." eLearning Africa had the honour of interviewing the exuberant political practitioner.

[more]

 

eLearning Africa is Taking to the Hills!
In May this year, just before the eLearning Africa conference, a diverse group of eLearning professionals from across the globe will climb Mount Meru, in Tanzania, as part of the EAST Challenge. The aim of the challenge is to raise scholarship funding for low-income African teachers and education professionals to attend the eLearning Africa conference in Dar es Salaam from the 25th to the 27th of May.

[more]
 

TIGA Awards 2011: Celebrating Excellence in eGovernment
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Government of Finland have announced the third Technology in Government in Africa (TIGA) Awards for 2011. These awards recognise African governments'' effective use of ICTs for public services. One of the awards - in the category on Improved Educational Services Through the Use of ICTs - is organised jointly with the eLearning Africa Conference and Scholarship Trust.

[more]
 

AVU Launches Online Open Education Resources Portal
The African Virtual University (AVU) launched the interactive Open Education Resources portal OER@AVU in January this year. The portal can be accessed at http://oer.avu.org and contains quality resources developed together with twelve universities in ten African countries. The resources are released under the Creative Commons open licence. Through the portal, AVU will enable academics throughout the African Continent and beyond to share, distribute and disseminate their resources globally and thus contribute towards Africa''s economic development through education.

[more]
 

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities: Place the Spotlight on You!
The eLA conference and expo will take place in the top trade convention location in Dar es Salaam, the newly built Mlimani City Conference Centre. Our exhibition team is ready to assist you with every step of planning and will help make sure that you fully benefit from your involvement in this unique education event. For further information about exhibiting and sponsoring opportunities, or to book your place, please contact Cecilia Hulshof at marketing@elearning-africa.com.

[more]
 
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The eLearning Africa News Service is brought to you by E³ Communications. Chief editors are Andrea Marshall and Beate Timmer. Contributing editors are Christine Cayré (South Africa), Edris Kisambira (Uganda), Reuben Kyama (Kenya), Talent Ng''andwe (Zambia) and Brenda Zulu (Zambia). If you would like to submit story ideas or write for us, please contact us on: ela@e3-communications.com.

www.e3-communications.com

For more information about the event, please contact:

ICWE GmbH
Katharina Goetze & Andrea Gruenler
Leibnizstrasse 32
10625 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)30 310 18 18-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 324 98 33
www.icwe.net

E-Mail: info@elearning-africa.com

www.elearning-africa.com



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 News & Information on the eLearning Africa Conference, an Annual Event for Developing eLearning Capacities in Africa
Focus: Internet Governance
Description: News & Information on the eLearning Africa Conference, an Annual Event for Developing eLearning Capacities in Africa

www.elearning-africa.com

No. 3, February 15, 2011


Content

  1. Call for Papers Closed with Over 430 Submissions
  2. Capture this! How ICTs are Empowering People Across Africa
  3. China''s Mighty Telecom Footprint in Africa
  4. Professor Sugata Mitra to Deliver Keynote Speech at eLearning Africa 2011
  5. Smart Ideas for Economic Growth - An Interview With Dr Dinah Mwinzi
  6. eLearning Africa is Taking to the Hills!
  7. TIGA Awards 2011: Celebrating Excellence in eGovernment
  8. AVU Launches Online Open Education Resources Portal
  9. Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities: Place the Spotlight on You!
Call for Papers Closed with Over 430 Submissions
The Call for Papers for the 2011 conference closed with the impressive number of 436 submissions. The eLA Review Committee, chaired by independent ICT4D consultant Shafika Isaacs, is currently in the process of ing and evaluating the proposals that came in from all parts of the Continent, from Europe, Asia and the Americas.

By the beginning of March, a draft agenda will be available. "By then we hope to present a programme that will inspire animated discussion and robust debate" says Ms Isaacs. "We have received submissions from key players in education and ICT4D in Africa, including large organisations and grass-roots initiatives. This year''s focus on youth and skills development was enthusiastically received by many and we can present great examples of how Africa''s youth can be empowered by the spread of digital technologies."

In putting together the agenda for Dar es Salaam, eLearning Africa will make sure that it lives up to its reputation of being a unique community of practitioners, showcasing a great diversity of different approaches in the field of technology-enhanced learning and training on the Continent.

This newsletter will keep you up-to-date with news of the event. Stay tuned!

www.elearning-africa.com
 

Capture this! How ICTs are Empowering People Across Africa
The 2nd eLearning Africa Photo Competition aims to capture how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can nurture talent, skills and innovation across Africa. We invite you to send us your photos that depict outstanding achievements in Africa - empowered by ICTs, or that show innovative ways in which ICTs can foster the development of people, communities and society. We are looking for your contributions from any sector of life - be it health, agriculture, business, community life or education - innovation is everywhere and it can come from every single one of us!

To find out more and spread the word, eLearning Africa 2011 is launching a new photo competition, encouraging people across Africa to Capture this! How ICTs are empowering people across Africa.

More


Le deuxièmeconcours photo de eLearning Africa a pour objectif de saisir par l''image la façon dont les Technologies de l''Information et de la Communication (TIC) peuvent nourrir les talents , les compétences et l''innovation à travers l''Afrique. Nous vous invitons à envoyer vos photographies qui illustrent des réalisations remarquables en Afrique, favorisées par les TIC, ou qui montrent de quelle manière innovante les TIC peuvent encourager le développement des êtres humains, des communautés et de la société dans son ensemble. Vos images peuvent évoquer tous les domaines de la vie - que ce soit la santé, l''agriculture, l''économie, la vie des communautés ou encore l''éducation - l''innovation se niche partout et tous autant que nous sommes, nous pouvons en être les moteurs !

Pour découvrir ces trésors et propager l''information, eLearning Africa 2011 lance un nouveau concours photo, pour encourager les habitants du continent africain à faire un Arrêt sur image ! Zoom sur les TIC , outils de développement et d''innovation à travers l''Afrique.

En savoir plus
 

China''s Mighty Telecom Footprint in Africa
China plays a major role financing and supplying telecom and ICT equipment to Africa, a precondition for eLearning. Chinese companies have broken the monopoly of Western telecom giants in Africa, helped to bring down charges and contributed to the triumphal success of mobile phones on the Continent. They have also donated educational communications hardware worth millions of dollars. However, China''s engagement has attracted mixed reactions.

[more]
 

Professor Sugata Mitra to Deliver Keynote Speech at eLearning Africa 2011

Sugata Mitra is currently Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Considered a pioneer in his field, Professor Mitra is best known for his "Hole In The Wall" experiment, whereby he studied the potential of minimally invasive education by placing an Internet-enabled PC in the wall of an Indian slum, leaving it there for anyone to use. In this interview, Professor Mitra helps us to understand what technology can offer some of the most marginalised members of society. Drawing on examples from his own research, Professor Mitra goes on to offer practical advice to developers and eLearning professionals, highlighting some of the key shifts in the landscape of technology and learning.

[more]
 

Smart Ideas for Economic Growth - An Interview With Dr Dinah Mwinzi
The Kenyan Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is currently constructing one hundred greenhouses in various Youth Polytechnics across the country so that students can be trained in greenhouse farming. This is one of the measures undertaken by the Ministry in order to plug the skills gap among the country''s young people. "For Kenya to develop, we need technicians, technologists and engineers," says Dr Dinah Mwinzi, Director of Youth Training. "And we have to empower entrepreneurship amongst our young people by supporting smart ideas for economic growth." eLearning Africa had the honour of interviewing the exuberant political practitioner.

[more]

 

eLearning Africa is Taking to the Hills!
In May this year, just before the eLearning Africa conference, a diverse group of eLearning professionals from across the globe will climb Mount Meru, in Tanzania, as part of the EAST Challenge. The aim of the challenge is to raise scholarship funding for low-income African teachers and education professionals to attend the eLearning Africa conference in Dar es Salaam from the 25th to the 27th of May.

[more]
 

TIGA Awards 2011: Celebrating Excellence in eGovernment
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Government of Finland have announced the third Technology in Government in Africa (TIGA) Awards for 2011. These awards recognise African governments'' effective use of ICTs for public services. One of the awards - in the category on Improved Educational Services Through the Use of ICTs - is organised jointly with the eLearning Africa Conference and Scholarship Trust.

[more]
 

AVU Launches Online Open Education Resources Portal
The African Virtual University (AVU) launched the interactive Open Education Resources portal OER@AVU in January this year. The portal can be accessed at http://oer.avu.org and contains quality resources developed together with twelve universities in ten African countries. The resources are released under the Creative Commons open licence. Through the portal, AVU will enable academics throughout the African Continent and beyond to share, distribute and disseminate their resources globally and thus contribute towards Africa''s economic development through education.

[more]
 

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities: Place the Spotlight on You!
The eLA conference and expo will take place in the top trade convention location in Dar es Salaam, the newly built Mlimani City Conference Centre. Our exhibition team is ready to assist you with every step of planning and will help make sure that you fully benefit from your involvement in this unique education event. For further information about exhibiting and sponsoring opportunities, or to book your place, please contact Cecilia Hulshof at marketing@elearning-africa.com.

[more]
 
====================================
The eLearning Africa News Service is brought to you by E³ Communications. Chief editors are Andrea Marshall and Beate Timmer. Contributing editors are Christine Cayré (South Africa), Edris Kisambira (Uganda), Reuben Kyama (Kenya), Talent Ng''andwe (Zambia) and Brenda Zulu (Zambia). If you would like to submit story ideas or write for us, please contact us on: ela@e3-communications.com.

www.e3-communications.com

For more information about the event, please contact:

ICWE GmbH
Katharina Goetze & Andrea Gruenler
Leibnizstrasse 32
10625 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)30 310 18 18-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 324 98 33
www.icwe.net

E-Mail: info@elearning-africa.com

www.elearning-africa.com



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 Master of Management in Innovation Studies
Country: South Africa
Focus: Internet Governance
Description: Need to understand the hype surrounding innovation and its management? Need to know how technology and innovation impacts us - our society, economy and businesses? Curious about science and technology policies and how they translate into real outcomes and impacts? Want to manage innovation practices better? Are you keen to get info on up to date innovation policy advice and practice in developing countries? Wish to develop research and analytical skills in science, technology and innovation studies?

Enrol for the Master of Management in Innovation Studies

Application Deadline: 15th December 2010
Programme Start Date: February 2011

What is the Master of Management in Innovation Studies?
The Master of Management in Innovation Studies concentrates on innovation from both the policy and management perspectives. The interdisciplinary programme brings together world-class faculty. It engages with an investigation of how innovation and its impact on economic growth and development can be shaped for the achievement of broad societal goals. The Master of Management in Innovation Studies programme draws on disciplinary traditions in management, public policy, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The distinct features of the programme include:
  • unique offering with world-class faculty
  • first of its kind in the world
  • academically rigorous and specialised
  • affordable and flexible pricing (R85,000 over two years for part time candidates)
Who are suitable candidates?
The Master of Management in Innovation Studies is designed for individuals with relevant undergraduate degrees (in for example, business, economics, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, law) who intend to pursue careers in specific areas of innovation management or innovation policy in business, academia, development institutions or other civil society organisations. It is attractive to mid-level professionals who are working within agencies responsible for developing and executing innovation policy and programmes at municipal, regional or national level.

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants should have obtained a bachelor’s or higher degree from a recognized university or similar institution. In very exceptional cases an application from a person who holds a senior managerial position, who has many years of relevant business experience and is in possession of a qualification other than a degree may be considered. In addition, applicants are expected to be in possession of post-university experience. Five years post-university experience is required, and applicants with more experience have a better chance of being ed. An applicant for this programme is expected to be well motivated and to be conversant with the nature of content of innovation management and/or policy and to have a desire to acquire specialist training and education in the field.

How do I find out more?
Wits Business School will host a number of briefing sessions which will give you an opportunity to meet with Prof. Gillian Marcelle, Programme Director, Master of Management in Innovation Studies, to further discuss the details of the programme.

Dates
Tuesday, 30th November 2010
Friday, 3rd December 2010

Venue
Albert Wessels Boardroom, Wits Business School
2 St. David’s Place, Parktown

RSVP
Annette Mouton
Email: annette.mouton@wits.ac.za
Tel: +27 11 717 3674

View more information by following the links below
Should you wish to acquire more information please do not hesitate to contact us

INFORMATION
Click here for a detailed programme brochure

ATTEND
Register to attend the Programme Briefing Session

If you cannot make it to one of these sessions, but want to find out more about the programme, fees and application process, please contact the Wits Business School Admissions Office

Zimasa Koyana
Tel:       +27 11 717 3624
E-mail: zimasa.koyana@wits.ac.za

How do I apply?
Send your application to the Faculty Office at Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office

Noncedo Rwanga
Tel:       +27 11 717 3553
E-mail: noncedo.rwanqa@wits.ac.za

Please send your application forms to
Wits Business School, Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, P O Box 98, WITS 2050




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 Research ICT Africa
Focus: Internet Governance
Description:

The Research ICT Africa Network conducts research on ICT policy and regulation that facilitates evidence-based and informed policy making for improved access, use and application of ICT for social development and economic growth. Research ICT Africa consists of a network of researchers in 20 African countries.


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 The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Focus: Internet Governance
Description:
The history of COMESA began in December 1994 when it was formed to replace the former Preferential Trade Area (PTA) which had existed from the earlier days of 1981. COMESA (as defined by its Treaty) was established ''as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'' and as such it has a wide-ranging series of objectives which necessarily include in its priorities the promotion of peace and security in the region.

However, due to COMESA''s economic history and background its main focus is on the formation of a large economic and trading unit that is capable of overcoming some of the barriers that are faced by individual states..

COMESA''s current strategy can thus be summed up in the phrase ''economic prosperity through regional integration''. With its 19 member states, population of over 389 million and annual import bill of around US$32 billion with an export bill of US$82 billion COMESA forms a major market place for both internal and external trading. Its area is impressive on the map of the African Continent covering a geographical area of 12 Million (sq km). Its achievements to date have been significant. (See also our comprehensive statistics)

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 South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
Country: South Africa
Focus: Internet Governance
Description: The South African Institute of International Affairs  (SAIIA) is an independent, non-governmental organisation which aims to promote an informed understanding of international issues, including amongst others issues pertaining to governance. SAIIA provides research, analytical information and fora relevant to decision makers, academics, and policy makers through the -  
  • SAIIAs  Occasional Papers  presenting topical, incisive analysis, offering a variety of perspectives on key policy issues in Africa and beyond. Core public policy research themes covered by SAIIA include good governance and democracy economic policy-making international security and peace and new global challenges such as food security, global governance reform and the environment. click to view  http://www.saiia.org.za/index.php?option=com_content& view=article& id=788:saiia-occasional-papers-series& catid=21:e-publications& Itemid=142
  • eAfrica - the Electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation is a SAIIA Nepad Project focusing on  finding alternatives in Africa. 
  • Global Best Practice Reports  series  examines a number of case studies in various sectors and focusing on its applicability in the African developmental context.
  • South African Journal of International Affairs
  • South African Yearbook of International Affairs
  • SADC Barometer
  • SAIIA Country Reports focusing on various African and other countries

 

 

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 Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Focus: Internet Governance
Description:

"The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African initiative that has been established to:

  • Stimulate debate on good governance across sub-Saharan Africa and the world
  • Provide objective criteria by which citizens can hold their Governments to account
  • Recognise achievement in African leadership and provide a practical way in which African leaders can build positive legacies on the continent when they have left office"

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 The Presidency Republic of South Africa
Country: South Africa
Focus: Internet Governance
Description: "In the interests of good governance and transparency, this website seeks to provide citizenry and other stakeholders with as much up-to-date information as possible on The Presidency, the President, the Deputy President and the Minister in The Presidency"

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 eSystems Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Focus: Internet Governance
Description: eSystems Africa is one of the leading companies in Ethiopia in the areas of Web development, IT solutions and advanced trainings.

It is currently working on a number of projects in the areas of Web and software development, networking and advanced training.

The company is organized with a team of motivated and knowledgeable staff having lots of experience working for various international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, UNDP, IMF, Swiss Development, Community of Sahlo-Sahran States (CEN-SAD) and various others.

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 African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development
Focus: Internet Governance
Description: The African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) is a Pan-African intergovermental organization concerned with the revitalization of public administration and management in Africa. The webpage offers information on its activities.

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