The conference serves as a networking platform for high-level decision-makers, education practitioners, and business professionals on information and communication Technology (ICT) in order to enhance ICT in education and training in Africa.
The conference will bring together between 1 500 and 2 000 participants from all over Africa and the world, and an amount of N.dollars 5 million has been budgeted to host the three-day conference here from 29 to 31 May 2013.
Launching the Eighth International e-Learning Africa 2013 Conference in the capital on Thursday, ICT Minister Joel Kaapanda said through its theme, the conference will examine experiences, projects, policies, partnerships and research which shape the continent’s learning landscape.
He said participants will take stock of the present, the past and future of learning in Africa.
Kaapanda noted that as part of e-Learning Africa 2013, Namibia will host a Ministerial Roundtable, which will have panel discussions on ICT in Namibia’s Education Policy and its implementation plan.
The Roundtable, he explained, will also discuss the Universal Access and Service Policy for ICT, saying this session will be attended by a number of education and ICT ministers across Africa, amongst other experts.
He, therefore, appealed to all stakeholders in the country, in both the education and ICT sectors, to take full advantage of what e-Learning Africa will provide.
The conference will present an opportunity for participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, obtain first-hand information and real-life examples of how ICT advances the cause of education for all, and experience the extensive exhibition and demonstration area offered by the exhibition booths.
Kaapanda then called on ICT institutions to provide abstracts which can be presented as concept papers during the e-Learning Africa 2013 conference.