Africa’s Top Edtech Conference Issues Call for Papers

eLearning Africa 2018Berlin (GER), February 2019 - The organisers of eLearning Africa, the Continent’s leading conference and exhibition on learning, training, and technology, have issued a Call for Papers from anyone interested in presenting at this year’s event. It will be held in the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire in Cote d’Ivoire, 23-25 October 2019.

The theme of the conference is "The Keys to the Future: Learnability and Employability". The organisers would like to hear from anyone with "exciting, imaginative, innovative ideas and new thinking about how Africa’s wealth of talent can be turned into skills and skills into success."

eLearning Africa 2019 will focus on how Africans can adapt to the rapidly changing circumstances of the future and equip themselves with the key skills that are likely to be needed. A central question for conference participants will be how Africans can learn and grow quickly.

"Learnability and employability are vital issues for employers and for young people entering the labour markets," says Rebecca Stromeyer, the founder of eLearning Africa, whose company will host the conference in partnership with the government of Cote d’Ivoire. "The ability to learn and keep learning new skills will be as important in the future as simply being able to do a job. The nature of employment is going to change dramatically, and I suspect that Africans who are flexible and open to new ideas will have a big advantage. They will have a grand opportunity to leapfrog their competitors and not only introduce the change that is necessary, but make it flexible, too."

Ms Stromeyer says that eLearning Africa 2019 will be all about "the key attributes Africans will need in tomorrow’s global economy and how to acquire them."

Key themes at the conference will include

  • the use of digital technology to improve access
  • the role of digital technology in capacity building for teachers and trainers
  • skills development to promote competitiveness in the private sector
  • improving access to digital technology in under-served areas and communities
  • promoting home-grown African solutions
  • financing digital education and training
  • the digital revolution in the workplace
  • innovative applications in Africa’s leading social and economic sectors

The Call for Papers is open until 22 February 2019.