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eLearning Africa 9th Annual International Conference

Now in its ninth year and attracting more than 1,400 participants from over 90 countries, eLearning Africa, the leading pan-African conference on technology-assisted learning, is always innovative, exciting and entertaining, offering a unique opportunity to learn about the latest challenges and initiatives in education and training. Above all, it is a chance to join the community and lend your voice to a continuing discussion that is shaping the future.

5/28/2014 to 5/30/2014
When: May 28-30, 2014
Where: Kampala, Uganda
Contact: ICWE GmbH
+49 (0)30 310 18 18 0

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Meeting the networking needs of the pan-African eLearning and distance education sector, the annual eLearning Africa conference is the key networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world.

Theme

"Opening Frontiers to the Future"

Rich in resources and with a youthful population, Africa is looking to the future with confidence.

At a time when, even in some of the world's most advanced economies, degrees and qualifications are no guarantee of employment, how can Africans equip themselves with the skills necessary to not only succeed in their local market but also shape and lead the global marketplace?How can an environment be created that rewards entrepreneurship and encourages African-born innovation? How can productive partnerships between government and the private-sector be encouraged?How can we ensure that growth is sustainable and inclusive, and how can we make the most of economic growth today to lay secure foundations for the future?

International investors are turning their attention to a continent rich in potential. Now, Africa faces an important debate about how to make the most of the new climate of opportunity and define a new narrative.

The majority of Africans will not enjoy the full benefit of economic growth unless some fundamental issues are dealt with, such as how to overcome artificial barriers to trade, how to manage and anticipate changes, how to ensure that foreign investment aligns with sustainable development goals and how best to enable education, skills development and leadership to be of higher priority.

Vital to Africa's future, these questions will form the core of the agenda for eLearning Africa 2014.

Call for Proposals 2014

Lend your voice to a continuing discussion that is helping to shape Africa's future. The inspiring contributions of our speakers are the key component behind eLearning Africa's position as the most relevant networking event for practitioners and professionals working in ICT, education and training on the Continent.

Whether you're using a mobile app to engage young people with citizenship programs, implementing state of the art technology to bring rural communities onto the grid and online, researching the impact of tablets in vocational learning, coordinating a local iHub to encourage home-grown innovation or lobbying government to prioritize ICT in national education policy, the eLearning Africa conference audience wants to hear about it.

We are looking for the stories, experiences, research, thinking and expertise that make up the complex but thrilling picture of ICT for development, education and training in Africa today, under the overall theme of Opening Frontiers to the Future.

>> Click here to Submit a Proposal

Main Facts

  • eLearning Africa is the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa,enabling participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities.
  • At eLearning Africa 2013, 1,480 education and training practitioners, experts, researchers, newcomers and providers from 65 countries gathered during the three conference days at the Safari Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia. 86% of the participants came from African countries. The conference program featured the work of 300 speakers and chairpersons from 43 countries, addressing all forms of technology-enhanced learning and including a rich mix of themes, topics and a variety of session formats.
  • Delegates are high-level policy and decision makers and practitioners from education, business and government - the three key areas driving eLearning adoption and innovation.
  • The conference program includes plenary sessions with world-class experts, smaller presentation and special focus sessions, practical demonstrations and debates on specific topics, as well as various informal networking opportunities in which practitioners share their experiences, ideas, new information and perspectives. The conference is held in English and French.
  • An exhibition and demonstration area accompanies the program, where leading international eLearning manufacturers, suppliers and service providers present their latest products and services. Every year, participants evaluate the exhibition as a critical meeting point for professional interaction within the conference.
  • A full-day program of workshops conducted by leading eLearning practitioners precedes the event. These small, intensive sessions offer attendees a unique opportunity to fine-tune their skills and acquire new ones.
  • A number of special events take place alongside the conference, such as product launches, special interest group get-togethers, sponsored workshops, best practice showcases and meetings.

Venue

Speke Resort and Conference Centre Ltd.

Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 (0) 414 227111/ +256 (0) 414 227434

Fax: +256 (0) 31 2227110

Speke Resort & Conference Centre offers you the ultimate in luxury accommodation and leisure facilities, together with the finest conference and business meeting location in East Africa, all situated in an idyllic setting at Munyonyo on the shore of Lake Victoria.

Guest services are available to provide such amenities as fax, photocopying, Internet and express mail services.

Conference Fees 

African Nationals Based in Africa
(not working for international organizations
or global corporations)
€ 380
Other Participants€ 690
African Students Based in Africa
(copy of Student ID required)
€ 150
Non-African Students
(copy of Student ID required)
€ 380

 

>> Click here to Register Online

>> Click here to Print the Registration Form

The fees include conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches, reception and dinner on the main conference days. The above-mentioned fees do not include pre-conference events, accommodation, travel costs or the Book of Abstracts.

Please note that African participation is being partially subsidized by ICWE, and is being granted a discount of € 310 towards the standard conference registration fee of € 690.

If you intend to apply for a scholarship, you may not register for the conference before the results are announced.

Scholarships for African Nationals Based in Africa

If you applied for a scholarship, you are requested not to register for the conference before the results are announced.

Who Can Apply?
All African nationals based in Africa on a low income, who are working within the area of ICT-supported education and training. African employees of international organizations and global corporations cannot apply for a scholarship. The scholarship application period is open until February 24, 2014. Applications received after this date cannot be considered.

ICWE is identifying organizations willing to further subsidize the participation of African nationals based in Africa by making a number of scholarships available for delegates from Africa. The number of scholarships granted is dependent on the funds received by ICWE.

For more information on how to apply for a scholarship, please contact the organizers at info@elearning-africa.com.


Conference Programme

Exhibitions / Sponsorships


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