L'Échange Virtuel eLearning Africa sur la Cyber-Sécurité

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The eLearning Africa EdTech and Cybersecurity Virtual Exchange took place from 26th – 28th October, 2021 and allowed the African education community to discuss the technological and security challenges facing them. Throughout the three day event over 350 representatives from the leading institutions and organisations attended and engaged with the leading experts and solution providers. The Virtual Exchange platform served as a catalyst for engagement between participants spanning a wide range of institutions and expertise offering them meaningful discussions which expanded their understanding of current best practices. It offered daily virtual meet-ups and presentations as well as face-to-face meetings and community discussions which facilitated conversation between participants. Participants gained an in-depth understand of innovative solutions from leading EdTech and cybersecurity providers which showcased and explained their products, services and solutions to a variety of decision makers. The Virtual Exchange offered partners targeted contacts for specific regions and focus areas which enabled them to develop or maintain their presence in Africa. Our speakers contributed to the discussion by providing attendees with an in depth understanding of the complex and changing challenges confronting education institutions in Africa.

Platinum Partners

lecturio BRAAHMAM

Premium Partner

Kamaleon Salalem oxford caber academy


Tuesday October 26th

10:00 – 10:30 GMT/UTC

Why is Cyber Risk Management so Hard?

Richard Knowlton, Oxford Cyber Academy, United Kingdom

We live in a time of unprecedented political, cultural, social and climatic dangers. Hostile states and criminals are using cyber-tools to make each of these current issues even more intractable. Around a 100 countries are now actively involved in “cyber operations” that include espionage, political influence, sabotage and extortion. The international community has made some progress at the UN, but it has been painfully slow. Matters are made worse because the border between state cyber operations and criminal activity is increasingly blurred. Unfortunately this means that the ‘bad guys’ will very often succeed. We all need to work hard to maximise our chances of keeping them out. We also need to ensure that we have adequate resilience, so that we can continue to function even if they penetrate our defences

12:00 – 12:45 GMT/UTC

Developing Indigenous African Cybersecurity Expertise: Prospects, Challenges and Opportunities

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, African Union Cyber Security Expert Group, Nigeria

14:00 – 15:00 GMT/UTC

Purpose Based Education for a Purpose Based Life

Ferhana Dostmohamed, FD Learning Consulting Inc, Canada

What would our lives look like to today if we were able to explore our purpose and align with it instead of being shaped by societal norms and trends early in our lives? How can we weave purpose into our education systems to give the students tools to build lives which are meaningful to them?

Join me as we explore together how we can introduce purpose into our education system. What would it look like? What old systems and thinking would we need to change? What else should we consider?

This will be an interactive, thinking and sharing session as we create a new paradigm. Come prepared to share your ideas.

Wednesday October 27th

08:00 – 08:45 GMT/UTC

Why Cyber safety is not an add-on - Assisting students to being safe online (K-12)

Karen Walstra, Karen Walstra Consulting, South Africa

In this interactive presentation, thoughts and ideas will be shared to inform school leaders and teachers about online safety for their students, and recommendations to inform their students about personal information, internet safety, cyberbullying, sexting and cyber wellness. Topics that will be covered:

  • The long term digital consequences to actions
  • Encouraging ideas about how to report inappropriate information
  • Encouraging students to be responsible digital citizens and to have a positive digital footprint
  • Remove the fear and find the positives
  • Create an awareness of the multidisciplinary nature of cyber awareness in all subjects
  • Examples of cyber safety resources

Karen Ann Walstra is a passionate independent educational consultant, who promotes creative and critical thinking, incorporating digital tools and pedagogy, to address educational and learning transformation, assisting schools to adapt to change. She presently works with individual schools and educational organisations exploring strategic thinking, long-term planning and educational change related to future technologies. From, a successful twenty-nine-year career as a classroom teacher to Gr. R-11, and as a Director of Academics. She coordinated, developed and trained on large scale outreach programmes namely St Stithians College’s Thandulwazi Teacher and Leader Development Programme from 2005-2015, was Acting Head of the Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy from Aug. 2017-July. 2018, as well as the trainer and content developer of Click Foundation’s Learner Reading project from 2012-2015. She worked for Google from 2014 to April 2017 within the emerging markets “Education Go Digital” and Chrome OS Teams, both globally and across Sub-Saharan Africa. During 2017 to 2019 she also lectured part-time at the University of Pretoria She holds a Masters in Education, from the University of the Witwatersrand, focusing on Educational Technology. She is an accredited Education, Training and Development Assessor and Moderator. She is a PhD candidate, researching Virtual Reality in Education. She has presented at many local and international conferences on both Educational Technology and Design and Technology. She is an author. She is a teacher at heart, wanting to see effective educational transformation.

10:00 – 11:00 GMT/UTC

eLearning Edtech & Cyber security

Dayn Amade, CEO and Founder of Kamaleon and Fundação Tablet Comunitário, Mozambique

eLearning Methodology in Digital Divide Rural Communities and Remote Area Context including Persons who have Disabilities and are Digital Illiterate

12:00 – 13:00 GMT/UTC

Tech-driven eLearning translation innovations

Biraj Rath, Braahmam International Limited, Ireland

The e-learning industry has been projected to reach $240 Billion by 2022, and the pandemic has only increased the dependency and usage of learning through online mediums. In this session, Biraj Rath, CEO at Braahmam, will be talking about the growth of e-learning in recent times, the advancement of technological innovations in this industry and the way multilingual e-learning content is helping in increasing the level of understanding.

This session will discuss cyber governance responsibilities of boards of directors and senior executives. Managing cyber risk is no longer something that can be covered with interesting questions from directors and general presentations from the CIO a couple of times a year. There is now an ISO standard on governance of information security and increasing legal compliance requirements that set forth specific responsibilities of directors and officers. This session will address how boards and executives can meet their fiduciary duties for cyber risk management, how to establish a governance framework, and the board's role in incident response.

Thursday October 28th

08:00 – 08:45 GMT/UTC

Addressing the Challenges of Post-Covid Cybersecurity at Universities

Kenneth Okereafor, National Health Insurance Scheme, Nigeria

Universities are targets for cyberattacks because their academic and research data are vulnerable and valuable. Cyberattacks pose a serious threat to universities' reputation and safety, and also impose risks upon students' data and the digital systems that process them. With the global shift to online technologies due to COVID, the vulnerabilities have increased significantly as attackers use phishing and social engineering to break into university data networks in search of data they believe has the highest value. Tackling Cybersecurity breaches in universities during the post-COVID era requires innovative approaches beyond the ordinary. This presentation analyses the impacts of Cybersecurity incidents on universities, and makes recommendations for detecting, preventing, and responding to cyberattacks more efficiently.

10:00 – 10:45 GMT/UTC

Cyber safety and me (Higher Education / Lecturers / Students / Parents)

Karen Walstra, Karen Walstra Consulting, South Africa

In this interactive presentation, thoughts and ideas will be shared to inform lecturers, school learners, students and parents about the impact of technological advancement on people. Topics that will be discussed:

  • Understand what techno-social culture means and the impact of emerging technology on human behaviour
  • Explore strategies to empower positive online behaviour and action
  • The importance of privacy settings and pitfalls to avoid
  • Embrace positive digital citizenship
  • Explore online profiles, identity theft, sexting, trolls and other unwanted behaviours
  • Protect yourself, discuss - Gender/based violence, cyberbullying and other cyber issues, Cyber wellness, looking at social-emotional well-being and self-esteem in a digital world
  • Copyright, intellectual property and content protection
  • Investigate the knowledge economy and the democratisation of student opinion and the narcissistic culture of this environment
  • Technological advancement and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Cyber-attacks are taking place at a seemingly unstoppable rate. It seems that nobody is safe – from the private citizen to companies, hospitals, schools and charities. The critical infrastructure of even the biggest countries is not immune.

Confronted with this unprecedented threat, we need to take fresh look at how we manage cyber-risk at senior levels in our organisation.

In his presentation, Richard Knowlton, Director of Security Studies at the Oxford Cyber Academy, will talk about why so many boards still struggle to understand the risk. He will suggest ways in which they can make the necessary changes to their organisations' culture, and conclude with some suggestions on what 'good' looks like in Board Management of Cyber Risk.

14:00 – 15:00 GMT/UTC

Advancing digital healthcare education in Africa with Lecturio

Stefan Wisbauer, Managing Director - Lecturio GmbH

This session aims to provide insights into advancing digital healthcare education in Africa. The speaker would inform on the mission of Lecturio and the working modality of the Lecturio platform, further emphasizing how adopting and implementing its use in institutions supports teaching and learning to attain excellence. This is an enriching session offering a practical digital solution that would help transform digital healthcare education in Africa.

Stats on engagement




ATTENDEE INTERACTION 1-ON-1 (Attendees who have interacted with each other in private 1-on-1 messages) 1479







Total number of countries: 46

1. Nigeria (59)
2. Uganda (36)
3. Kenya (33)
4. Ghana (23)
5. Ethiopia (21)


Stephen Asirifi Essel
Principal Consultant at Management Development and Productivity Institute, Ghana

Great conference platform.”


Flavious Nkubli
Lecturer & Honorary Clinical Radiographer at University Of Maiduguri & University Of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Thank you organisers for such a wonderful and insightful event.”


Alem Habte Mare
Director of ICT at Ministry Of Education, Eritrea

I thank the organisers for the opportunity to participate in this timely forum the EdTech and Cybersecurity conference. From the outset of the agenda, I am confident that I will gain and share important experiences and best practices in such timely issues of common global (and African) challenges and opportunities. Thank you!”


Ahmed Olanrewaju
Principal System Analyst at University Of Ibadan, Nigeria

Really appreciated.”


Zulaika Nakabiri
IT Officer at National Teachers' College, Kaliro

Thank you much for the wonderful work, indeed I appreciate your efforts.”


Carlos Odora
Institutional Partner at Lecturio GmbH, Germany

Thanks for the platform, it is well organized.”


Martin Okoed
Lecturer at National Teachers' College Kaliro, Uganda

I found the virtual event more engaging than the physical one which I once attended in Uganda around 2015.”


Dr. Patricia Ananga
Instructional Technologist at University of Education, Ghana

This is my first time of attending this conference and I must admit that it's been very educational and interesting and I'm very grateful for the exciting experience.”

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