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African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) - Helena Tapper

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-An African Union Flagship Program …

-An African Union Flagship Program
‐Implemented by GESCI
‐Funded by the Ministry for Foreign
Affairs of Finland

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  • 1. 
African
Leadership
in
ICT

(ALICT)
‐
An
African
Union
Flagship
Program

‐
Implemented
by
GESCI
‐
Funded
by
the
Ministry
for
Foreign



Affairs
of
Finland
 Technology
.
Innova/on
.
Educa/on

  • 2. WHY
ALICT?
  Knowledge
is
increasingly
a
key
factor
of
produc/on
as
well
as
a
resource

 for
economic

and
social
development
globally
  Knowledge
and
innova6on
based
businesses
are
growing
and
have
 become
essen6al

part
of
all
sectors
of
economy

  The
gap
between
developing
countries
and
developed
countries
is
 widening

due
to
the
rela6vely
low
investments
in
ICT,
educa/on
and
 science,
technology
and
innova/on
in
developing
countries

  • 3. Leadership
in
Knowledge
Society
•  Knowledge
based
society:
•  Pillars:
educa6on,
science,
technology
and
 innova6on,
ICT
•  Leadership:
what
kind
of
leadership
for
 Knowledge
based
society?
•  Leadership
vs.
management

  • 4. ALICT
GOAL
&
PURPOSE
 Goal
  To
build
capacity
of
African

leaders

on
ICT,

Educa6on
and
STI
for
economic
 and
social
development
to
become
Knowledge
Society
leaders
and
agents
 for
change
in
their
own
country
and
be
catalysts
for
regional
coopera/on
in
 the
domain

  To
enhance
understanding
why
investments
in
educa/on,
science
,
 technology
and
innova/on
are
cri6cal
for
economic
and
social
development
 Purpose
  ALICT
will
develop
new
models

for
knowledge
society
capacity
building

and
build
 the
capacity
of
African
leaders
on
Knowledge
Society
issues
including

establishment
 of
a
plaForm
for
mul6‐stakeholder
collabora/on


  • 5. ALICT
OUTPUTS
&
OUTCOMES



Capacity
Building
Model
for
African
leaders
on
ICT,
Educa/on,
Science
&





 Technology,
and
Innova/on
in
the
context
of
the
Knowledge
Society

  ul6‐stakeholder
knowledge
exchange
plaForm

bringing
together
private,
public
 Mand
civil
society
to
create
Knowledge
Partnerships
  uild
the
capaci6es
of

150
African
leaders
of
ICT,
Educa6on,
STI

in
KS

in
domains
 Bof:
 •  Leadership

capacity
(including
change
management)
 •  Skills
required
for
KS/KE
development
(including
ICT,
foresigh6ng,
 strategic
planning)
 •  Organiza6onal/ins6tu6onal
development

  • 6. Source:
Wordpress
(2011) ALICT
APPROACH
TO
LEADERSHIP
 CAPACITY
BUILDING
 Source:
Wordpress
(2011)

  • 7. EXPERENTIAL
LEARNING
MODEL
 Will
combine

analy6cal
and
theore6cal

principles
with
 prac/cal
experience
 Will
allow
par6cipants
to
bring
theory
and
prac/ce
together
 Will
combine
theory
and
instruc/on
phases
with
more
 prac6cal
experien6al
phases
 Par6cipants
will
implement
tasks
and
plans
in
their
 organiza6ons
that
they
have
learned
during
the
immersive
 theore6cal
phase.

 Through
the
sequence
of
prac6ce,
experience,
debriefing,
theory
 and
feedback
par6cipants
will
be
guided
into
more
reflected
 leadership
prac/ces.


  • 8. Country
studies 
•  ALICT
has
produced
4
country
studies:
needs
analysis
in
KS
 development
•  These
studies
provide
informa6on
for
the
capacity
building
 needs
in
Knowledge
Society
development
in
the
4
countries:
 South
Africa,
Tanzania,
Zambia
and
Mauri6us
•  Module
development
in
progress,
first
modules
and
 programme
structure
ready
in
October
•  Capacity
building

is
planned
to
start
in
the
4
countries
and
 Kenya
in
January
2012

  • 9. CAPACITY
BUILDING
MODULES
M
7

 
 Knowledge
Society
for
Africa





 Policy Coherence Road Map toM
6

 
 ICT
as
a
Tool
for
Development



 Personal Leadership Knowledge SocietyM
5

 
 Educa6on
and
Development

M
4

 
 Innova6on
and
Management
STI



 ICT

M
3

 
 Foresight
and
Futures
Thinking
M
2

 
 Leadership
in
Knowledge
Society
M
1

 
 Orienta6on

  • 10. MODULE
EMPHASIS

 Framework
of
Knowledge
based
Society
and
Economy
 Leadership
in
the
context
of
Knowledge
Society
and
change
 management
 Fore‐sigh6ng

 Strategic
planning
 Policy
formula6on
 Program
management
and
evalua6on

  • 11. DETAILS
Dura/on:
7
months,
6me
needed
from
par6cipants

10
hours
 per
week
(es6mated)
Approach:
Lectures
(face
to
face
and
online),
collabora6ve
 projects,
individual
assignments,
peer
review,
online
tutoring
PlaZorms:
LMS
(Moodle),
Alfresco
Digital
Library,
ALICT

 







 discussion
forum
Assignments:
Team
work,
focusing
on
Leadership
&
Change
in
 the
KS
context
;
team
assignments
applied
to
Individual
&
 organiza6onal
environment;
Team
work:
scien6fic
ar6cle
in
KS
 context
Transversal
elements
added:
ICT
Skills
Development,
 Mentorship/Reflec6on
Tandems,
Monitoring
and
Evalua6on

  • 12. QUESTIONS
  What
do
you
think
that
“Knowledge
Society”
means
(or
should
mean)
in
the
 African
context?
  Do
the
educa6onal
strategy
and
policy
frameworks
of
African
countries
support
 the
building
of
inclusive
knowledge
socie6es?
What
kind
of
role
does
knowledge
 society
development
have
in
these
kinds
of
policies?
  What
kinds
of
ICT‐professionals
do
African
countries
need
in
the
near
future?
 Should
mandatory
ICT‐courses
begin
from
the
primary
level?
  Do
you
think
that
the
chosen
pedagogical
and
methodological
approaches
are
valid
 for
ALICT’s
purposes?
What
kind
of
fine‐tuning
would
they
need
(should
for
 example
m‐learning
have
even
more
prominent
role)?

  • 13. FOR
MORE
INFORMATION
About
the
ALICT
Team
hgp://www.gesci.org/alict‐team.html
Contact:
Helena
Tapper
‐
ALICT
Programme
Manager,
 Juho
Mikkonen
‐
Blended
Learning
Expert
and
 Margaret
Nyambura
–
Research
Analyst.

E‐mail:
 helena.tapper@gesci.org,

juho.mikkonen@gesci.org
 and
margaret.nyambura@gesci.org

 About
the
Program
(including
concept
note,
KS
 study
series
and
program
plan)hgp://www.gesci.org/ alict‐papers.html