AfDB workshop at the 7th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training

A follow up session to the First Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation, Benin, May 23, 2012


The African Development Bank is organizing a workshop to follow up from the recommendations of the STI in Action parallel session on “eLearning, mLearning, eHealth and mHealth” stemming from the 1st Africa Forum on Science Technology and Innovation (STI).


The session is a pre-event to the eLearning Africa Conference (eLA), an international conference on ICT for Development Education and Training in Benin from May 23rd to 25th. The eLA Conference is billed as the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa. It aims to enable participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities.


This workshop will take place on May 23rd. It will showcase the best proven practical solutions for eLearning, eHealth and mHealth from around the world in order to solve some of the continent’s most pressing problems in education and health. The session will also continue the discussion on how e-learning, e-health and m-health programmes can be designed, developed and implemented in Africa by public and private sectors, as well as NGOs, research institutions and universities in Africa.


This workshop and the first Africa STI Forum are part of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Human Capital Development strategy towards inclusive growth and capturing the dividend of a young and proportionally large working population in Africa, in order to help countries compete in the global market and provide employment. Through promoting and supporting the development of science technology and innovation in Africa, the AfDB is helping to “move Africa from consumers to producers of knowledge” as outlined by AfDB President Donald Kaberuka during the STI Forum.


eLearning Africa 2012 will represent the first gathering of ICT experts in Africa after the STI Forum in Nairobi in April. With the STI forum as the starting point, the e-learning pre-event will be the first building block and gathering of experts and policymakers in ensuring the continued North-South and South-South collaborations in STI, strengthening public-private partnerships, as well as creating an Africa-focused global network of development innovators and problem solvers.


For more information on the 1st Africa Forum for Science Technology and Innovation, visit:


For more information on the AfDB and its strategy for human capital development click here
To register for this session, please go to the online registration page and scroll down to find the Africa STI forum Follow up session. Click here to access the online registration form


Contact: Nawsheen Elaheebocus, Sr. Human Development Officer, African Development Bank,