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Title:ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and Education in Africa: Partnership, Practice and Knowledge Sharing
Author:Unwin, Tim
Year:2004
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Volume:31
Issue:99
Pages:150-160
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:development cooperation
education
information technology
Education and Oral Traditions
Development and Technology
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0305624042000258450
Abstract:This briefing explores the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in contributing to changes in educational provision in Africa. It does so from a practitioner's perspective, building on the experiences gained by the 'Imfundo' team in shaping and delivering a programme of activities intended to support African governments and people. 'Imfundo' (meaning 'the process of becoming educated' in the Nguni languages of southern Africa) was an initiative of the British government in 2000. The briefing examines the processes that shaped the initiative, their relation to broader global activities and debates over the use of ICT in development, and the mechanism created in order to deliver the programme's core objectives, particularly through a 'Resource Bank' and 'Knowledge Bank'. The author was a team leader with 'Imfundo' from 2001 to 2004. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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