Annual Report 2009

An Overview
of programmes
• Current country programmes
– Ghana, Rwanda
• Transitioned country programmes
– Namibia
• Potential new country programmes
– Kenya, Tanzania
• Current regional programs
– Africa
• Regional programmes under development
– Build, operate and manage Asia and LAC regional
GeSCI Annual Report 2009
RWANDA: Major achievements
Capacity building on e-content
development and evaluation. Some
content has already been evaluated and
contextualization underway
Input and facilitation of development of
ICT4E policy
Strengthening of understanding of
Teacher Professional Development
practices as regards ICT, development of
framework to guide ICT TPD practice.
Support to baseline study of ICT4E in
Impact or Relevance
•For first time, MoE can evaluate
and deploy appropriate content for
• ICT4E policy vital for coordination
and rationalization of ICT4E agenda
•TPD vital for effective and
sustainable use of ICT4E. TPD
framework will lead to alignment of
fragmented TPD initiatives and
effective TPD practices.
•Accurate data available for planning
GeSCI Annual Report 2009
GHANA: major achievements
Impact or Relevance
First ever baseline study of ICT4E in
schools finalized
New general curriculum framework and
ICT curriculum developed and under
ICTs incorporated in draft Education
Sector Strategic Plan
•MoE and donors financial allocations
guided by ESP. ICTs can now be
allocated dedicated financial resources
and activities can be sustained
Improvements in MoE’s infrastructure
•staff now have institutional email for
communication and enhanced website
for information sharing
Agreement by USAID to provide support
to GeSCI to assist MoE on project basisdiscussions continue with USAID and
World Bank.
•MoE now has solid data for planning
•ICT as a subject properly taught in
•Donor interest in ICT4E for first time
and interest in local donors to support
GeSCI work is a new business model
for country programmes
GeSCI Annual Report 2009
New country model
Old model
New model
GeSCI funding for country
programmes all from donor
“headquarters ” as part of core
•GeSCI funding increasingly
programme based and most likely
will be from local donor offices and
GeSCI selected countries based on
need, interest and commitment
•All new country programmes will
require specific programme-based
funding in addition to other criteria.
Partnership was mainly with MoEs
•New country programmes will
involve joint partnership of MoE,
GeSCI and donor(s).
Needs based model
•Service model
GeSCI Annual Report 2009
ARP: Main achievements
Impact or Relevance
Organization of AKE III (held in Ghana
July 09) at which 16 countries
participated. Focus was on curriculum
and assessment
•AKE workshops raise awareness of key
issues in ICT4E and promote country
sharing of experiences, learning and
Review of progress made in Namibia:
findings indicate progress has been
uneven and less than expected.
•Reviews necessary to track progress,
identify obstacle and generate new
knowledge. Also reviews spur
accelerated progress.
Country assessments of Kenya, Tanzania
and Ethiopia in consultation with MoEs
•Assessment necessary to understand
local context, opportunities and
constraints. Assessments also promote
dialogue on ICT4E issues in the
Development of e-content development
costing tool
•Costing e-content development will
raise awareness of costs and factors
affecting costs. GeSCI Annual Report 2009
AKE future direction
Continental reach with 16 countries
from East, West and South Africa
No country workshops
•AKE now organized on regional
•New Finland funding for East
and South Africa
•Proposals for Francophone/
West Africa under development
•Country workshops to tackle
specific issues on specific countries
Virtual Workspace (VWS) using web
2.0 tools for continuous
communication and collaboration
Focus on ICT4E issues
•Strengthen VWS and link to
Resource Centre and Research.
VWS also builds ICT skills
•More focus on Knowledge Society
GeSCI Annual Report 2009

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