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e-Learning Africa 2011: Attention focuses on youth empowerment

On May 5th, 2011 all roads will lead to  Mlimani City Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the  6th International Conference on ICT for Development, education and training.

The conference will focus on young adults in Africa, with the spotlight on Youth, Skills and Employability.
The Africa’s leading conference on ICT for development, education and training will also explore and discuss the vast reservoir of talent, skills and opportunity among Africa’s youth, and also look into the challenges they face on the job market.

In a statement  by the organizers of the event, the programme, was targeted on the youths because over 40 per cent of Africa’s population was found to be younger youths below 24 years old,  with one hundred and ninety-eight million Africans, which accounts for 20 per cent of the continent’s population, from ages 15 and 24.

To make the event a huge success, the organizers of the event had called for paper contributions from the general public, with particular interest on education professionals from Africa and beyond to submit their best practices.

The conference will take place from May 25th – 27th, 2011, in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and is being  organised by ICWE GmbH and hosted by the Republic of Tanzania.

Under the topic “Youth, Skills and Employability” the programme will embrace six main topics, ranging from conceptual frameworks; technology Solutions;  Policies, Partnerships and Resources;  Sector-based eLearning, Capacity Development and e-Inclusion, educational content, resources and intellectual property Rights.

Also invited at the event are all those engaged in development, education and training for African countries.

At the 2010 event, 1778 teachers, educators, trainers and ICT professionals from 78 countries, including 86 per cent from Africa, convened in the Zambian capital Lusaka.

Serving as a pan-African platform, eLearning Africa promise to  link a network of decision-makers from governments and administrations with universities, schools, governmental and private training providers, industry and important partners in development cooperation.


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