#Event: 2nd African Ministerial Forum on ICT Integration in Education and Training

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The 2nd African Ministerial Forum on ICT Integration in Education and Training is a Forum hosted by the government of Côte d’Ivoire, through the Ministry of National Education, and is jointly organized with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Intel, UNESCO, the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) and Microsoft.

The second edition of this high-level platform is meant to share knowledge and experiences on how to effectively and efficiently integrate ICTs in all aspects of Education in Africa. The theme for the event is: “Advancing inclusive knowledge societies in Africa to implement Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the SDGs”.

One of the topics for discourse will be: ICT integration, distributed leadership and policy coherence, Inclusive knowledge , and the role of Education and ICT. Issues on providing universal access to quality education and relevant lifelong learning opportunities to all Africans, among others, will be deliberated on.

The forum also aims at providing a setting for developing partnerships that will help advance ICT integration in education and the development of knowledge societies in Africa.

Approximately 150 participants are expected at the Forum, including 20 African Ministers in charge of education, TVSD, higher education and scientific research. Development partners, research institutions, representatives of the private sector and civil society organizations will also be represented.

Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Date: June 8-9, 2016.

For more information: here

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