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October 23→25, 2019


→ The eLearning Africa 2019 Report

The Essential Guide to EdTech, Digital Technology, and Learning and Development in Africa

The eLearning Africa Report 2019 is a leading source of news, information, and analysis about ICT, EdTech, digital technology, learning and development.

As African leaders seek to make a reality of the African Union's vision of a ‘transformed continent’ by 2063, setting their sights on the creation of the largest single market in the world and, as businesses assess the implications of a ‘fourth industrial revolution,’ the eLearning Africa Report looks at the state of education, training, development and technology at this moment of unparalleled change.


With contributions from experts, practitioners, advisers, entrepreneurs and even students and artists, it provides a fascinating insight into how technology assisted learning and training are leading change and development throughout Africa. Ranging across the education and training spectrum, it provides an insight into how a host of developments, from improved connectivity, blockchain, and open education resources to distributed learning, gamification and greater gender equality are likely to affect learning outcomes in Africa.

Available free to download, the eLearning Africa Report 2019 combines news, features, interviews and profiles of leading figures with controversial opinion columns, a survey of 900 education and technology experts, detailed country reports and the first ever directory of African EdTech companies. Highlights include:

  • The ‘Father of the African Internet,’ Nii Quaynor, on improving access, digital literacy and online courses
  • Smart Africa’s Diane Malikane on gender equality and ‘Education for All’
  • International comparative education expert, Ndri Thérèse Assié Lumumba, on the challenges for African education technology
  • Max Bankole Jarrett on key decisions for African leaders and the African Union
  • Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou on learning design and transforming Niger into an African digital state
  • Jimmy Kainja on Africa’s Fake News and disinformation
  • Photographer Alun Be on seeing the digital age and artist Monou Desiré Koffi on finding beauty in e-waste
  • Nigerian Bishop Abiodun Olusegun Ogunyemi on using education to bring communities together
  • Rob Vember talks to futurist Dr Njeri Mwagiru
  • Sudanese High school student Mahid Abdulkarim on how to keep studying in a revolution
  • Special feautres on plans for an African free trade area, ICT for agriculture, the 4 As, entrepreneurship, lifelong learning and eLearning for wildlife training
  • 55 individual country profiles
  • The African EdTech Directory
  • Guide to finding funding
  • Results of our survey of education and ICT professionals working throughout Africa

Contact us at if you would like to have more information on the eLearning Africa Report 2019.

Click here to see the editorial and the table of contents of the Report.

Click here to download your free copy of the Report.


The eLearning Africa Report 2019 is sponsored by giz on behalf of german cooperation


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The eLearning Africa Report 2019 is available for use through a Creative Commons License (Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives). This means that content from the Report can be used in any non-commercial publication but must be fully attributed using the references below. When citing from the main body of the Report, please use: Elletson, H. and Stromeyer, R. (eds) 2019. The eLearning Africa Report 2019, eLearning Africa / ICWE: Germany.

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→Meet our Highlighted Speakers

Hon. Kandia Kamissoko Camara

Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enseignement technique et de la Formation professionnelle, Côte d'Ivoire

H.E. Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah

Chairman of African Business Center for Developing Education and SolarFi, Ghana

Michael Onyango

Distributed Ledgers & Artificial Intelligence TaskForce, Government of Kenya, Kenya

Prof. N'golo Aboudou Soro

UNESCO, Côte d'Ivoire

Efosa Ojomo

Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, USA

N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

Cornell University, USA

Jef Staes

Red Monkey, Belgium

Linda Nanan Vallée

Fondation Jeunesse Numérique, Côte d'Ivoire

Martin Dougiamas

Moodle, Australia

Mahid Abdulkarim

Unity High School, Sudan

Nnenna Nwakanma

World Wide Web Foundation, USA

Tim Unwin

The Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Kumba Liliana Musa

The Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sierra Leone

Albert Nsengiyumva

ADEA, Côte d'Ivoire

Dr Harold Elletson

eLearning Africa Report, UK

A unique event, Africa’s largest conference and exhibition on technology supported learning, training and skills development, eLearning Africa is a network of experts, professionals and investors, committed to the future of education in Africa.

Education and technology are changing Africa. They are key elements in the African Union’s 2063 Vision for a “transformed continent.”

African economies are growing faster than those of Europe or North America. Africa has the world’s youngest population too. So, equipping young Africans with the skills they need to compete is a vital part of ensuring continuing growth in the world’s most exciting continent.

If you want to understand how Africa is changing or to find out how digital learning and educational technology can help you, your organisation or your community, you should be at eLearning Africa.

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→2019 Host Country & Theme

The 14th edition of eLearning Africa was held from 23 – 25 October, 2019 in the Hotel Ivoire Sofitel in Abidjan, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire. The conference is organised by ICWE GmbH and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire under the overall theme "The Keys to the Future: Learnability and Employability".

Côte d'Ivoire has a booming ICT sector, thanks in part to the vision and initiative of the country's Ministry of Digital Economy and Post. ICT-based initiatives now represent nearly 8% of the country's GDP and the figure is expected to reach 15% by 2020. The country's enthusiasm for new, tech-based solutions has led observers to refer to it as the "Start-up Nation in Africa".

The Government of Côte d'Ivoire has made the digitisation of customs, finance and education top priorities. The creation of the Virtual University of Ivory Coast, the distribution of digital health cards and vaccination records, as well as the creation of the Digital Youth Foundation to fight youth unemployment, are examples of major new ICT initiatives.

In 2017 the Government declared that "the digital ecosystem will impact economic growth in the long term, deeply change how our social economy works and create the foundation for an economy of knowledge".

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399+ participants
20+ speakers
6+ countries represented
Premium Partners
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Under the Patronage of

Hon. Mamadou Sanogo,
Minister of Digital Economy and Post, Côte d'Ivoire

Hon. Kandia Kamissoko Camara,
Minister of National Education, Technical Education and Vocational Training, Côte d'Ivoire



Dr Gerd Müller,
Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development

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