Rebecca Stromeyer, the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Communications, Worldwide Events (ICWE) and Founder of eLearning Africa, and Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Ethiopia have announced that the annual eLearning Africa conference will return to Ethiopia, the country of its inauguration, for its 10th anniversary edition.
The conference, which is the largest international event in Africa on ICT for education, training and development, will be held in Addis Ababa from May 20th to 22nd 2015, under the patronage of the Ethiopian Government.
ELearning Africa is the key networking event for ICT enhanced education and training in Africa. It is the largest annual conference of its kind; it is an indispensable three-day event for anyone who wants to develop multinational and cross-industry partnerships and contacts whilst enhancing their knowledge, expertise and abilities.
ELearning Africa 2015 is expected to address topical issues such as innovative funding strategies, citizen empowerment, ICT4E in critical industries and open knowledge, as well as to highlight the very best of African innovation.
The Conference will address sub-themes that include: Investing in skills, Post-2015: Developing and Implementing Policy; The Age of Openness, Local Cultures, Diversity and ICT, Tomorrow‘s ICT, and Developing ICT Competence
Ms Stromeyer said: “During its ten-year history, the conference has led to an explosion of new ideas, new projects, new agreements and new partnerships. It has brought the leading experts on learning, development and technology to take part in our discussions and it has shown the world the ambition and wisdom of Africa. It has created a new understanding of what Africans can achieve and a belief that, working together, sharing our knowledge, making the most of the great opportunity that education and technology offer us, we will change the world.
“I am delighted to be able to tell you that, after 10 years ‘on the road’ around Africa – in Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, Senegal, Benin, Namibia and Uganda, we are returning to Ethiopia.”
An international ‘Call for Proposals’ for the conference was launched by Ms Stromeyer. This offers an opportunity to those working in education, development and technology to showcase their outstanding projects and sustainable initiatives. ELearning Africa invites potential speakers from across the Continent and the world to submit their ideas, innovations and research, under the main theme of “Enriching Tomorrow”.