TechInAfrica – Africa’s leading conference and exhibition, eLearning Africa will take place in the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan. It’s confirmed by organizers that the conference will be attended by education professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, and technology experts.
The three-day conference will include several discussion, briefing, debate, and networking sessions on various topics. It’s a partnership program with the Ivorian Government that mainly focuses on the importance of technology in education.
The Founder of eLearning Africa, Rebecca Stromeyer, expressed how she felt about the upcoming event. She said: “I’m delighted that eLearning Africa will be returning to West Africa this year. There is always a lot of competition to win the right to host the event and Côte d’Ivoire put together a very good proposal. The Government was very keen to bring eLearning Africa to Abidjan and Ivorian ministers understand the importance of technology in extending opportunity in education. There are going to be some big changes in education and training in Côte d’Ivoire in the next few years, so it’s an interesting time to be visiting.”
She continued, “There is much interest in what’s going on in the country and in its potential as both an investment opportunity and a source of new partnerships. Equally, Côte d’Ivoire’s recent experience and the importance the Government attaches to technology in education will be important points of reference in our discussions.”
The Government of Côte d’Ivoire found that it’s crucial to develop ICTs in secondary schools in order to increase the opportunity of employability of school graduates.
Stromeyer explained that participants of the event will have the opportunity to learn more about the role of digital technologies in education that further help to drive sustained economic growth and prosperity in the country.
“eLearning Africa always brings together a mix of educators, technology experts, political leaders, planners, investors, and entrepreneurs,” said Stormeyer
It is an extraordinary network of people from all over the world and, during its 13 years of existence, it has made a big contribution to helping education and technology to transform Africa. It’s a place where people learn and exchange ideas. Above all though, it is a chance to meet new people, make new contacts and forge new partnerships in one of Africa’s fastest growing sectors,” she concluded.