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Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Web Foundation Voices Support for AfDB’s New Education Model for Africa

Web Foundation · May 24, 2012

Reposted in part from The African Development Bank.

On May 10, in concurrence with the 22nd World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, Sir Tim Berners-Lee co-chaired a high-level meeting alongside African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka and former British Prime Minister and Web Foundation board member Gordon Brown to to explore ways in which modern technology can improve access and quality of education in Africa and in which areas should financial institutions like the AfDB and the private sector invest in ICT in Africa.

With Ministers of Education from across Africa present, as well as officials of some the world’s premier technology firms in addition to a number of African national government representatives, the co-chairs focused on five key themes: 1) increase connectivity to increase access to education through e-learning especially in the rural areas to benefit the poorest; 2) using technology to improve teacher training and quality of education; 3) develop PPPs between government, service providers and academia; 4) energy needs for ICT to flourish; 5) ownership of digital content development.

For further details, view or download the official African Development Bank press release.

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