The Model of International Conference and Exhibition that we will be organizing in the Near Future
The 15th International Conference and Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training and Skills Development will take place in Rwandan Capital City, Kigali from May 11-13, 2022, at Kigali Convention Center with the theme of “A new purpose for Education”.
The eLA 2022 Conference which is Africa’s largest conference and exhibition on technology supported learning, training and skills development will be graced by experts, practitioners, policy makers and investors committed to the future of education and training with multiple renowned speakers and will be looking at a range of issues, including: the specific, practical challenges facing African countries, the suitability of global models in the African context, the importance of redirecting education to African countries’ future needs, the use of technology in enabling African countries to respond to their specific needs, the development of a single African market and the consequent opportunities and requirements of employers, and the contribution Africa can make to global learning and to providing African experience to solve global problems.
eLearning Africa is accompanied by an exhibition, featuring products, services and courses offered by some of the world’s leading producers and providers. The conference itself offers a wide variety of opportunities for discussion, knowledge sharing and networking, in the form of plenary sessions, workshops, seminars and debates. It also hosts a ministerial roundtable, at which ministers of ICT and education, together with officials and advisers, discuss emerging themes with experts, academics and representatives of companies and organisations from around the world.
The theme for this year’s roundtable is “A New Purpose for Education.”
Speaking ahead of the conference to the eLA News Portal as political leaders, education experts and investors from all over the world prepare to head to Rwanda for eLearning Africa, one of the continent’s first major global, in-person conferences since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rwandan Education Minister, Dr Valentine Uwamariya, said:
“Rwanda is a resilient, forward-looking country with a vision of becoming a globally competitive knowledge-based economy. Embracing competitive technology-assisted learning is one of the key enablers towards improving quality of education and promoting independent and lifelong learning at all levels of education. We have seen the vital significance of eLearning during Covid-19 pandemic as schools were forced to be temporarily closed. However, the pandemic has also revealed that science and technology provide sustainable solutions to mitigate its impacts not only in developing countries but the whole World. Therefore, eLearning Africa Conference is the opportune moment for Africa to reflect on challenges facing African education systems and provide sustainable solutions by outstandingly stimulating African talents.”
“We have seen tremendous collaborations during the pandemic to enable greater access to digital services. Moving forward we need even greater mobilization of all levels of Government and private sector organizations to develop impactful solutions that will ensure equitable and affordable access to broadband connectivity, in order to achieve the targets, set for 2025.” said Rwanda’s Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire during board members’s meeting of World Economic Forum’s Edison Alliance to tackle the digital divide.”
eLA Director Rebecca Stromeyer said that the conference is attracting “huge” levels of interest and support:
“People are delighted that we’re going ahead again. For our network of experts and professionals from all over the world, it’s going to be like a giant family gathering! They’re all looking forward to seeing each other and to making new friends and contacts. And we’ve had an enormous amount of interest from the corporate sector, including some of the biggest names in global edTech. Africa is the place to be right now for investors in education and technology. There is a widespread awareness of the fact that Rwanda has coped well with the COVID-19 pandemic and our participants will be well looked after in a superb conference location and we’re looking forward to seeing them for what promises to be a very significant conference.”
The eLearning Africa annual conference and exhibition, which was established in 2005, is the largest and most comprehensive knowledge sharing event for technology-enhanced education, training, and skills on the African continent. It is a global forum for everyone with an interest in education, training, and skills development in Africa. In the past years it has offered thousands of professionals in education, training, and development invaluable insights into the evolving world of ICT enhanced learning.
It provides a diverse, content rich and thought-provoking programme, which includes pre-conference workshops and launches, plenary sessions, debates, discovery demos, knowledge factories and an annual Ministerial Round Table, as well as a large exhibition and demonstration area hosting leading international and African educational and technology organisations across sectors in Africa.
More details on the conference can be found here:
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