The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth...
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has trained Malawi journalists on child reporting. An initiative MISA programme specialist for Media Freedom Monitoring and Research, Levi Kabwato describes as an on-going effort towards empowering journalists to report informatively and positively on children and child rights.
Malawi will host the seventh annual African International Media Summit (AIMS) from 17-18 November 2012 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. This year's theme "I am African" is in tune with the African Union's (AU) new campaign launch encouraging participation in the global initiative.
Basic Lead, the organisers of DISCOP Africa, have reported a record breaking attendance for the 7th annual edition of the television content market and co-production forum, which concluded last week in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Last week's workshop for television producers in Dar es Salaam's City Centre was proof that such gatherings do expand an individual's network. All 12 participants attested to this when asked at the end of the sessions on Thursday [1 November 2012].
Are the changes to education and skills development systems sustainable? How are African youth shaping their identities and navigating different learning spaces with these technologies? And are new technologies fundamentally disruptive to tradition? These are some of the key questions that will form the focus of eLearning Africa 2013, which takes place from 29-31 May 2013 at Safari Conference Centre in Windhoek, Namibia. The call for proposals is now open and will close on 11 January 2013.
Global electronics company, Samsung Electronics Ltd has sealed a pioneering partnership agreement with the Government of Rwanda geared at facilitating the rollout of information technology solutions.
A comprehensive online digital library, reportedly the first of its kind in Cameroon, and the construction of a primary school by staff, are just some of the community initiatives that have scored MTN Cameroon the coveted MTN Group President and CEO prize in this year's '21 Days of Y'ello Care' campaign.
Hughes Network Systems, the global provider of broadband satellite networks and services, will hold in-depth workshops on its latest technologies and solutions at AfricaCom 2012, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 13-15 November.
The inaugural Sustain Our Africa kicked off in Cape Town, South Africa on 24 October 2012. The three-day summit, reportedly Africa's 'first annual integrated sustainability summit focused on inspiration and tools for change'.
The Octéa Diamond Group, owners of the Koidu Diamond Mine in the Kono District of Sierra Leone, last week launched an educational programme with South African publishing company Times Media, owners of The Sunday Times newspaper, to promote reading and learning in Koidu schools and the surrounding Kono communities.
The African Arts Institute (AFAI) will welcome 17 African experts on the cultural and creative industries in Cape Town, South Africa this week. The experts, representing 12 African countries, will attend a UNESCO training workshop facilitated by AFAI executive director and UNESCO appointed cultural expert Mike van Graan.
Offering free education, making it compulsory and supporting it politically has been the winning strategy behind Burundi's successful bid to ensure that virtually all children get a primary school education. In an interview with Africa Renewal, UNICEF's representative in Burundi, Johannes Wedenig, expatiates on government's positive role in this development.
The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), on Thursday, 18 October 2012, will host a session about social media marketing and trends in Egypt.
The 2012 Women for Education prize, which promotes women's empowerment and their access to education and health, has been awarded to EAST (Eau Agriculture et Santé en Milieu Tropical) for its work in Madagascar.
Subscribers of MTN Ghana can now learn while on the go with international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle's 'Learning by Ear'. The innovative program is now on the MTN Radio (mRadio) platform and available for just 1 Pesewa per minute by dialing 1303.
Authorities of Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) have hinted that the technology school is working together with the Learning Nugget, a UK technology company to launch a 10 tablet (mobile computer) to transform teaching and learning in Ghana and West Africa.
The ABN Education Trust sponsors students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds into financial journalism programs at WITS and the University of Johannesburg. The Trust was founded in 2011, by the co-founder and vice chairman of CNBC Africa, Rakesh Wahi.
The rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), David Newton has entreated health reporters to establish a cordial relationship with health workers, as a means of gathering accurate information for their reports.
Phone manufacturing company, Nokia in partnership with Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a social innovation centre in Nigeria, have embarked on an academy program called 'Nokia/CCHub Growth Academy' which is aimed at accelerating Nigerian mobile software companies in growing their companies on regional and international levels.
An expanding, global network of education institutions and non-profit organisations will serve 15,000 economically disadvantaged young people.
Reaffirming its commitment to the filmmaking industry, Canon Middle East, recently announced its support for young, aspiring filmmakers in Africa by backing the 'Youth Film Makers' organisation, an NGO registered in Kenya.