BIG GAPS BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITY OF DIGITAL SKILLS FOUND ACCORDING TO NEW ECDL FOUNDATION REPORT
New research by ICDL Foundation confirms that people consistently overestimate their digital skills. The latest edition of the Perception and Reality report, published this week, brings together research from five countries in Europe, as well as Singapore and India. Significant digital skills gaps exist in all of the countries featured in the report, including among young people.
Kenya and Uganda hosted ICDL Africa General Manager, Séamus McGinley, who visited both countries with an agenda focused on Market development. The main focus being the 2016 activities plan for Kenya, and strengthening the ICDL Africa relationships with Government stakeholders for Uganda.
ICDL Africa held Workshops in Abuja and Lagos for existing ATCs on its first ever trip to Nigeria. The ATCs were updated on ICDL foundation's recent developments and programme operations. ATCs also had an opportunity to discuss Marketing and business development and outline a strategy for the ICDL brand growth in Nigeria.
Kenya hosted the ICDL Africa forum with more than 80 delegates from Kenya, representatives from Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda and most notably ICDL Foundation CEO Damien O'Sullivan. The event was closed off by an Awards Ceremony to the best performing ATCs in the region.