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“Uniting Africa”

In the past, internal division and external interference have held Africa back, creating artificial tensions, fostering conflicts and stifling growth. The scars of past divisions mark the face of Africa. Now, however, digital technology is bringing Africans closer together than ever before, creating an opportunity for education to transform the continent. With the world's most youthful population, Africa is on the threshold of an era of unparalleled prosperity. How can digital technology and education help to break down barriers to competitiveness? How can technology and education combine to unite Africa?

How can African leaders encourage ICT-centric growth, innovation and job creation? What are the new opportunities for sharing knowledge and expertise across borders? How can Africans learn together and, in doing so, put an end to the divisions of the past? What are the skills all Africans need to succeed in tomorrow's marketplace? How can we prepare young Africans to compete in global markets and, at the same time, address local needs? How can Governments and the private sector work together to create the highly skilled workforce the continent needs? How can they nurture tomorrow's digital entrepreneurs?

What are the technological barriers to greater unity? What role can outside investors play and what are the opportunities for them in a more integrated Africa? What technological solutions can assist collaboration? What needs to be done to improve connectivity and create the ICT infrastructure for tomorrow's Africa? How can we develop an African information society and boost regional integration? How can digital technologies be used both to improve quality and to extend access? And how can ICT help to ensure that the Africa of tomorrow is truly inclusive, so that every citizen has a stake in the future of the world's most exciting continent?

Subthemes

  1. The Challenge for Africa: Obstacles, Opportunities & Trends
  2. Progress Towards SDGs and Strategies for Meeting Them
  3. Creative Learning Strategies
  4. Breakthrough Academic Research and Studies in Africa,
  5. Combining Technology with Pedagogy and Design
  6. Blended Learning Successes
  7. Flipped Classrooms Stories
  8. Measuring Education Outcomes: Metrics, Data and Analytics
  9. How to contextualize content
  10. Toward an Information Society
  11. Private Investment in Education: The African Market
  1. Improving Access & Infrastructures: Connectivity, Electricity, Bandwidth, Satellite, Live Streaming and the Wireless Explosion
  2. Improving Quality vs. Quantity: The Poverty-Education Gap
  3. Africa’s eServices: A New Commercial Infrastructure
  4. Experiences and Uses of Renewable Energies
  5. Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent Networks
  6. Haptics and Adaptive Robotics in the Learning Space
  7. The Future Classroom
  8. Youth and Leadership in the Spotlight
  9. Leading Africa: A New Role for Higher Education
  10. The Use of Drones for Rural Development: eAgriculture & eHealth
  11. Africa’s New Industrial and Commercial Infrastructure
  1. SME’s and the Productivity-Technology Gap
  2. Extending Access to Microfinance & Microcredit
  3. Property & Identity Registration and Access to Finance: Best Practices in Mobile Finance Services
  4. Alternative proof-of-work and block chain educational technologies
  5. Building a Nest of Digital Entrepreneurs
  6. Emerging Business Models: Encouraging & Promoting Novel Ventures, Innovators, Tech Hubs, Start-Ups and Developers
  1. Technical and Vocational Skills development (TVSD) to Increase Youth Employment
  2. Building Labour Market Relevant Skills to Supply a Highly Skilled Workforce
  3. Skills training for socio-professional reintegration
  4. How to Boost Funding for Education and Skills Training
  5. Labour Market and the Right Skills
  6. Skills Development for Global Competitiveness – Agriculture, Tourism, Health, Banking, etc.
  7. Key 21C Digital Skills
  8. Global Africa – Educating Africans for the Global Marketplace
  9. Soft Skills: An Imperative for Job Seekers

  1. Strengthening Partnerships for All Stakeholders: Between Countries, Public & Private Entities, Schools & Universities, Academia & the Workplace, Employers & Politicians, NGOs and education, etc.
  2. Encouraging Cross-Border Collaboration
  3. Strengthening Regional Integration, Enhancing Regional Business Transactions & Collaboration Amongst the Key Players
  4. Support Applied Research and Development Through Regional Collaboration
  5. Taking Back Our Africa – Self-Sustainable Development
  6. Financing Education: Alternative Financial Models
  7. Environmental Issues
  8. Ethical Concerns
  9. eLearning and Cyber Security: ICT as a facilitator of justice and human rights
  10. Using Technology to Overcome Corruption and Other Obstacles
  1. Apps and Software Made in Africa to Address African Needs and Markets
  2. Scenarios of Social Media for Learning
  3. Collaborative and Adaptive Learning Tools: Best Practices
  4. Teacher-Learner Relationships
  5. Technology and Integrating African Learning
  6. Technology and the Creation of a Single African Market
  7. How to integrate eLearning interfaces in other subject areas
  8. Self-mediated learning platforms with adaptive assessment and accreditation
  1. Access to All: from K-12 to Elderly Education
  2. Inclusive Education and Assistive Technology
  3. Empowering Girls and Women
  4. Improving Access for Disabled and Special Needs
  5. Technology to Maintain Local Languages
  6. Ensuring Literacy and Numeracy for All
  7. The African Heritage: Culture and Traditions
  8. Technological Inclusivity: Uniting Africa with Innovative Learning
  9. Media Literacy in a Fluctuating Technological Climate
  1. Major Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning & Technologies
  2. Gamification, Virtual Reality and Augmented Learning
  3. Digital Citizens: Innovative Teaching Methods for Learners’ Engagement (teachers are central here)
  4. Turning Digital Citizens into Digital Entrepreneurs
  5. Digital Literacy for Opinion leaders, farmers, small traders and citizens as a whole
  6. Digital Inclusion: Focus on Rural, Low-Income, disabled and Elderly

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