Under the Patronage of: Supported by:
Republic of Senegal
4th International Conference on
ICT for Development, Education and Training
An Annual Event for Developing eLearning Capacities in Africa
eLearning Africa 2009
Le Méridien Président, Dakar, Senegal
May 27 – 29, 2009
Platinum Sponsor: Gold Sponsors: Silver Sponsors:
Supporting African Participation: Ofﬁcial Carrier:
eLearning Africa 2009 – LEARN, SHARE, NETWORK
We are delighted to announce that eLearning Africa 2009,
the fourth in the highly successful series of pan-African
gatherings, will take place in Senegal. In May 2009, the
Continent’s largest annual assembly of eLearning and
education professionals from Africa and beyond will
convene in the capital, Dakar.
Moving to Senegal in 2009, eLearning Africa continues
to build and expand a worldwide network for people
involved in all aspects of technology-enhanced education and training in Africa, including management and policymaking.
As with the previous conferences, eLearning Africa 2009 will be conducted in both English and French. The eLearning
Africa website will keep you up-to-date with the latest information and developments, the themes, the local venue and
other components of the event.
Scope and Size education professionals and stakeholders can benchmark,
eLearning Africa is the most comprehensive conference learn and share with colleagues from all over the world.
on ICT for development, education and training on the By fostering international partnerships, eLearning Africa
Continent. Its mission is to bring people together who are strengthens the Continent’s numerous educational
actively engaged in education and in the implementation technology initiatives and projects. For the education
of learning technologies in schools, universities, corporate industry, it has become the reference event for technology-
training as well as in education in the public sector. enhanced learning in Africa.
Participants are high-level decision-makers such as
Ministers of Education, representatives from government Real-World Experiences
agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Moving from one country to another each year, the
development agencies and international organisations, conference has built up support and interest in different
senior executives from businesses, as well as practitioners parts of Africa. Allowing for a strong local input, it
from all ﬁelds of education. has provided a window on what is happening on the
ground in different regions. This is reﬂected in a rich and
Networking Across the Globe diverse conference agenda that features best practices
Participant ﬁgures for the annual event have grown using all types of technology and different approaches.
signiﬁcantly – from 832 at the debut event in 2006 in Contributions come from African governments and major
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to 1502 delegates at the third development organisations, from NGOs, universities,
conference in Accra, Ghana in May 2008. Attendees come schools, as well as from the private sector.
from more than 80 countries in Africa and the wider globe
– a geographic and cultural richness that is unrivalled. The An Open Environment
strong African involvement – 80 percent of the delegates Participants value the friendly and open atmosphere of
come from the Continent – makes it a truly pan-African eLearning Africa that allows networking across sectors,
event. as well as geographical and cultural borders. The
conference brings together various interest groups such as
A Growing Community practitioners, support agencies, suppliers and researchers
eLearning Africa is continuously building a genuine to a single event. This presents the unique opportunity to
community of practice linked to the event. It actively create a real picture of what is happening in the ﬁeld in
helps to build both networks and links that contribute Africa.
to capacity-development for education in Africa. African
Pre-conference workshops, seminars and meetings of 3rd "Technical and Vocational Education and Training"
major agencies, associations and initiatives (TVET) Summit, organised by UNESCO-UNEVOC
Exhibition and demonstration areas for eLearning Networking sessions
manufacturers, suppliers and service providers
The Call for Papers for eLearning Africa 2009 has resulted in more than 430 submissions from Africa and beyond. The
complete eLearning Africa 2009 programme is available on the conference website.
eLearning Africa 2009 will feature:
nearly 300 speakers from approximately 50 countries 20 best practice demonstrations
4 plenary sessions 19 pre-conference events and
10 parallel conference strands with 60 sessions many other new features
eLearning Africa features
various types of sessions
in order to create the
most comprehensive and
cohesive agenda possible.
The conference agenda is
Pre-Conference Workshops, Seminars and Meetings Jokko Sessions
These are optional events taking place on Wednesday, In order to facilitate additional networking opportunities,
May 27, 2009 that offer participants the opportunity to we are making space available during the conference
gain practical knowledge and insight from leading experts for participants to set up Networking Sessions of their
in a variety of specialised ﬁelds. own on a speciﬁc topic. We have entitled these sessions
"Jokko Sessions", as Jokko is a word in the Wolof language
Plenary Sessions which means networking and mutual exchange by sitting
face-to-face or via some other means of communication.
Held during the conference, the plenary sessions feature
Jokko is a good term for what will be highly interactive,
internationally acknowledged eLearning experts.
informal and informative sessions addressing some of the
key interests and issues of concern to eLearning Africa
Presentation Sessions 2009 participants.
These sessions, organised around the main conference
themes, offer leading practitioners the chance to present Speed Networking Sessions
their experience and ﬁndings, with some featuring case The speed networking sessions will give you an opportunity
studies from diverse organisations and enterprises. to meet plenty of other eLearning Africa participants right
There is also a series of thought-provoking Debates and when you need them – at the beginning of the conference!
Discussions, Special Focus Sessions on various key issues, Join these highly interactive and fun sessions which put
Practical Demonstrations to compare innovative services social networking really into practice, bring plenty of
and products, Best Practice Showcases to highlight business cards and we promise to dramatically increase
examples of excellent learning courseware. your eLearning network!
WORKSHOPS PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCE LANGUAGES
The Pre-Conference events will take place on Wednesday, The extended overviews of the presentations will be
May 27, 2009. Please note that these events are not published in the language they were submitted (English
included when registering for the main conference and or French) in the eLearning Africa Book of Abstracts. The
that you will need to register for these separately. Seating Book of Abstracts can be ordered prior to the conference
is limited and will be assigned on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served or purchased on-site. The extended overviews of the
basis; therefore, please register as soon as possible via our presentations and the presentation slides will be published
website. in electronic format on the Conference CD-Rom and will
be available to all participants upon registration.
The conference languages are English and French.
NETWORKING, SPECIAL & SOCIAL EVENTS BURSARIES
A variety of networking, special and social events will ICWE has identiﬁed organisations willing to further
take place alongside the conference. More information subsidise the participation of African nationals based in
will be published on the eLearning Africa website in due Africa by making a number of bursaries available. We
course. received an enormous number of applications, and those
applicants, who were selected to be granted a bursary,
have already been notiﬁed.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
eLearning Africa will be of professional interest to:
Deans, directors and researchers from universities Leaders of professional associations, expertise centres,
and the higher education sector trade unions, chambers of commerce, local and regional
Corporate training and development executives authorities, NGOs and continuing education centres
Human Resources executives Publishers, instructional designers and content
School principals and administrators, teachers and providers
trainers eLearning specialists, multimedia and software
Senior staff from government departments and designers, system integration specialists and end-user
international development cooperation agencies support managers
Programme managers and education administrators Training consultants and company representatives
IT managers Performance and competence management
Technology and service providers specialists
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
For anyone with a substantial interest in eLearning, this conference is of the highest signiﬁcance. If you are in charge of,
or involved in, eLearning strategy, implementation or management, eLearning Africa is a unique opportunity to expand
Keep up with all the major issues, latest developments Understand what is important when producing
and trends in eLearning eLearning materials and resources
Encounter and beneﬁt from the opinions and Follow the case studies presenting successful
experience of acknowledged industry and education approaches, strategies and techniques
leaders, as well as high level policy makers
Hear from the experts how to build an effective Examine the key components of effective
eLearning organisation applications
Find out how to choose and use various technologies, Discuss critical success factors and innovative practices
products and services with your peers
EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS WEBSITE – All the Latest Information
The conference is accompa- Interested in ﬁnding out
nied by an exhibition and more? Visit the eLearning
demonstration area for Africa website, which will pro-
eLearning manufacturers, vide you with all the latest in-
suppliers and service provid- formation on the conference
ers. The exhibition will serve and accompanying events in
as a central meeting point English and French, including
for the participants within the conference and offer an the programme, fees, newsletters, as well as the necessary
excellent opportunity to meet with, and compare the of- forms to make it easy for you to register online. Constantly
ferings of, the exhibiting companies and institutions. updated, the website allows you to follow developments
as eLearning Africa 2009 takes shape!
REGISTRATION FEES HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
African Nationals Based in Africa We have negotiated preferential rates for conference
(Not working for international
organisations and global corporations) € 270
participants at conveniently located hotels. Detailed
information on hotel accommodation will be sent to
Other Participants € 590
you upon receipt of your completed registration form.
African Students* € 100
Non-African Students* € 170 After you receive the booking form, please make the
reservation as soon as possible, as rooms at reduced
*Copy of Student ID required
rates are limited and go on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served
The fees include VAT, conference materials, a conference CD-ROM, coffee
breaks and luncheons on May 28th and May 29th, 2009. Group rates are
available upon request. The above-mentioned fees do not include pre-
conference events, accommodation, travel costs or the Book of Abstracts.
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