58 countries to participate at eLearning Africa Conference in Addis

Preperations for next month’s eLearning Africa conference, the continents biggest ICT and education event, are in high gear with organisers getting ready to host participants from more than 58 countries.elearning_africaLogo2Ethiopian Premier Hailemariam Desalegn, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, have both confirmed they will attend this year’s eLearning Africa conference in Addis Ababa from 20th to 22nd May 2015.

“We have already received confirmation that the conference will be attended by participants from 58 countries, including representatives from the African Union, the African Development Bank, BMZ, DFID, ECOWAS, GIZ, SPIDER, UNESCO-IICBA, UNEVOC, UNICEF, UN WOMEN and the World Bank, as well as University leaders, researchers and faculty from more than 35 countries and Ministers and representatives from 15 African ministries,” said Rebecca Stromeyer, the event founder.

Stromeyer who is still encouraging more people to register in the remaining few weeks, said in a letter recieved at Channelp Post MEA, that, “With many more registrations coming in every day, the networking opportunities that eLearning Africa offers are unparalleled by any other event on the continent.”

Under the overall theme of ‘Enriching Tomorrow,’ the conference will mainly on the role technology assisted learning can play in helping to develop the skills vital for the future of Africa, by equipping young Africans with entrepreneurial expertise, supporting capacity development in key sectors.

While the organisers say they have more than 35 exhibitors at the event, the platinum sponsor is Yazmi, a company that provides a unique and cost-effective learning technology infrastructure for rural, remote, and underprivileged areas in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Yazmi’s solution is offered to government and private school operators. Oracle Academy is also featuring among the major sponsor of the event.