AKE REVIEW 2009

Report
AKE REVIEW 2009
GeSCI Planning Meeting
8 – 12 February 2010
ARP/AKE Programme objectives
The ARP overall objectives are to:
• Provide GeSCI with mechanism and means to impact
more countries in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and to go
more in-depth on particular ICT4E issues in a sub-region
or in specific country
• Build a strategic Knowledge Sharing community to
provide platform for regional knowledge sharing and
building
• Support SSA countries through regional ICT4E policy
work focusing on improving access and quality provision
of education
• Provide strategic advice and technical assistance to
regional organisations (e.g. ADEA) on ICT4E matters
• Build appropriate partnerships and form collaborations to
facilitate the work of its different components.
ARP/AKE Components
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The ARP is made up of the following components:
Country programmes
Knowledge sharing (African Knowledge Exchange)
Partnerships (e.g. ADEA collaboration)
Expansion and country selection
Post engagement support (e.g. Namibia, Ghana)
Targeted work (with a country or series of countries) on
a specific piece of thematic work
• Annual/biennial State of ICT4E in SSA publication
Outcome Challenge
The Programme would like to develop a solid knowledge
base for ICT4E for SSA which would lead to better
informed policies and plans and more coordinated and
integrated efforts to improve the quality of education and
access to education. Planning in MoEs is often done in
silos and isolation, and a solid knowledge base with the
information packaged in accessible and usable formats
and disseminated across government units will facilitate
interaction and the creation of synergies between units.
Units will have an updated knowledge base to draw upon
and will become more open for cross-fertilisation of
ideas. Both decision makers and technocrats will use the
knowledge base as a reference point for their work.
Boundary partners
• Education and Training Sector policy and
decision makers, institutions
• Other partners
Achievements
• Expanded regional knowledge sharing community from
10 – 15 countries (41 participants from 14 countries)
• 2 x Country Situational Analyses on State of ICT4E:
Kenya and Tanzania
• Interministerial Round Tables in Kenya, Tanzania
• Review of ICT4E implementation in Namibia (Tech/Na!
Review)
• GeSCI-Ghana Partnership Review
• Support to country programmes
• ICT –TPD Framework for Tanzania (not in Plan)
Achievements (cont.)
• Built relationships between GeSCI and
education sectors in Kenya and Tanzania
• Country selection tool
• Capacity audit tool
• TCO tool for e-content development
• Regional dialogue on e-content
development started (10 countries)
• Capacity building and awareness raising
Not achieved
• VWS improved but still not effective
• No interministerial meetings with ECA and other
partners
• Unable to forge partnership with AAU, UNESCO
BREDA, COL
• Exploration of KS issues and trends in Africa not
done
• Some progress on building e-learning
knowledge base but not complete
• State of ICT4E in SSA Publication not done
• KeLC status not clarified
Lessons learned
• Conceptual and methodological clarity
• Disconnect between teams: intention but not
reality to work on cross-functional teams
• Forging of relationships and partnerships
painstaking process
• Necessity to understand eco-system
• Necessity of capacity building- takes more time
• Country situational analyses require time
(underestimated time and effort required)
• Helps to have tools in place
• Regular reviews with proper follow up

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