Thursday, October 9, 2014
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 10/09/2014 06:34:00 AM
Ethiopia will host this year’s eLearning Africa which is also the tenth anniversary edition and which will be held under the patronage of the Ethiopian government.
The conference, which is the largest international event in Africa on ICT for education, training and development, will be held in Addis Ababa from May 20th – 22nd, under the patronage of the Ethiopian Government.
Speaking of Ethiopia’s decision to host the event, Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael said, “My government is pleased to host eLearning Africa as this is a conference returning to Ethiopia, where my government joined arms with ICWE in conceiving and launching the first eLearning Africa platform on African soil.”
“ eLearning Africa 2015 will create an opportunity to reflect on the 10 year journey traversed by eLearning Africa since its first conference in Addis Ababa. Furthermore, Ethiopia, as the seat of the African Union, welcomes conferences that bring together African policy makers and experts once more back to their home,” he added.
Rebecca Stromeyer CEO of ICWE GmbH and Founder of eLearning Africa said: “During its ten-year history, the conference has led to an explosion of new ideas, new projects, new agreements and new partnerships. It has brought the leading experts on learning, development and technology to take part in our discussions and it has shown the world the ambition and wisdom of Africa. It has created a new understanding of what Africans can achieve and a belief that, working together, sharing our knowledge, making the most of the great opportunity that education and technology offer us, we will change the world.
I am delighted to be able to tell you that, after 10 years ‘on the road’ around Africa – in Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, Senegal, Benin, Namibia and Uganda, we are returning to Ethiopia.”
Ms Stromeyer also launched an international ‘Call for Proposals’ for the conference, which offers an opportunity to anyone working in education, development and technology to showcase their outstanding projects and sustainable initiatives. eLearning Africa invites potential speakers from across the Continent and the world to submit their ideas, innovations and research, under the main theme of “EnrichingTomorrow”.
eLearning Africa 2015 is expected to address topics including innovative funding strategies, citizen empowerment, ICT4E in critical industries and open knowledge, as well as to highlight the very best of African innovation.