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eLearning Africa 2019, where African talent, skills can turn into success

The 2019 edition of eLearning Africa, which is set to be the biggest one yet, will take place from 23-25 October in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
Photo by Autumn Goodman on Unsplash
Photo by Autumn Goodman on Unsplash

This year’s eLearning Africa will ask some fundamental questions, such as:

  • What will attract investors to our businesses, venture capitalists to our entrepreneurs and employers to our workers?
  • How can we make growth last and sustain change?
  • How can we best help young people to transform their talent into skills and their skills into success?
  • How can we preserve and adapt traditional African knowledge for the future?

To provide answers to these and many other questions, a host of African and international experts will attend eLearning Africa, an annual, pan-African event, which has earned a reputation as one of the continent’s leading ed-tech conference and exhibitions.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Ndri Therese Assie-Lumumba, the president of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, and chairperson of African and Diaspora Education at Cornell University; Efosa Ojomo, author, researcher and economic development expert, who is a senior research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; and Jef Staes, one of the world’s leading authorities on learning processes and innovative organisations.

Rebecca Stromeyer, the founder and organiser of eLearning Africa, says: “This year’s eLearning Africa will be very practical. We will be looking at how we can make the most of African talent and how we can turn African skills into success. We had a successful call for papers, which resulted in some very interesting proposals. We are currently reviewing them and we will then publish the full programme online at the eLearning Africa website.”

A ministerial round table will be held on the opening day of the conference. It will be attended by education, technology and communication ministers from all over Africa. Their discussions will focus on the importance of learning, training, skills and investment to helping Africans to make the most of the plans for an African common free trade area.

ELearning Africa is always accompanied by an international exhibition of products, services, solutions and courses. The organisers are confidently predicting that this year’s exhibition will be the biggest in the event’s history and companies and organisations from all over the world will take part.

For more information about eLearning Africa, to register to take part or to book an exhibition stand, please visit the eLearning Africa website.

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