eLearning Africa: Sharing infrastructure must be top priority

The African Union’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, HE Mrs Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, will tell participants at this year’s eLearning Africa conference that sharing infrastructure must be a top priority for African governments.

Mrs Ibrahim, who will be a keynote speaker at eLearning Africa in Cairo on May 24, is convinced that by sharing telecommunications infrastructure, African countries could save billions of dollars and speed up the provision of universal broadband access, which will have a major impact on education outcomes.
Better access to education and training through improvements in communications is a crucial element of the African Union’s 2063 Vision for a ‘transformed continent’ and Mrs Ibrahim will stress the importance of improvements in infrastructure for meeting the AU’s targets.

“Policymakers widely accept that access to information and communication technology (ICT) in education can help individuals to compete in a global economy by creating a skilled workforce and facilitating social mobility.”

eLearning Africa is the largest conference and exhibition on ICT for education, training and development on the African continent. Each year it brings together over 1200 education professionals, entrepreneurs, political leaders, thinkers and administrators for three days of discussion about the key issues affecting African education.

The focus of this year’s event will be on the African Union’s 2063 Vision, and the theme of the conference is ‘Making Vision Reality’. The event features a diverse programme of workshops, discussions, presentations and debates, as well as a large exhibition, presenting the latest developments in ICT for education and training.

May 12, 2016