2nd African Ministerial Forum on ICT Integration in Education and Training

7 June 2016 to 9 June 2016
Côte d’Ivoire

“Advancing inclusive knowledge societies in Africa to implement Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the SDGs”

The Government of Côte d’Ivoire through the Ministry of National Education is hosting the 2nd African Ministerial Forum on ICT Integration in Education and Training in Abidjan from 8th to 9th June 2016, co-organized by Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Intel, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) and Microsoft.

The African Ministerial Forum on ICT Integration in Education and Training is a regional policy dialogue mechanism created by ADEA, AfDB, UNESCO and their partners to assist member states to harness the potentials of ICT to achieve the goal of inclusive and equitable quality education and life-long learning for all.

Launched in Tunis on December 9th to 11th, 2013 as the first Ministerial Forum, the mechanism brought together policymakers, experts, academia, research institutions, development partners and representatives of ICT in the private sector and civil society organizations, providing a platform for regional high-level policy dialogue and knowledge sharing on how to effectively and efficiently integrate ICTs into:

  • providing universal access to quality education and relevant lifelong learning opportunities to all Africans;
  • equipping learners with skills that empower them to become full actors of knowledge society; and
  • promoting, through education, a culture of digital literacy and creativity necessary for Africa to build innovation capacity for the ICT industry.

See more at africaictedu.adeanet.org