Kigali, 12 January 2017 - ICDL Africa is delighted to announce that Mr Etinick Mutinda has been appointed as the new General Manager of ICDL Africa, with responsibility for the ongoing development and delivery of the ICDL programme across sub-Saharan Africa.
A graduate of Kenyatta University, Etinick brings a wealth of experience in the skills development industry to the role, having spent over 10 years successfully developing the ICDL programme to a high level of performance as ICDL Country Manager in Kenya. Etinick was previously the East Africa Regional Manager of LRMG Performance Agency of South Africa, where he was responsible for the e- Learning Division.
ICDL Foundation Chief Executive Damien O'Sullivan commented: "With his in-depth knowledge of the ICDL programme and his past success in driving the skills development agenda in an African context, Etinick has the ideal qualities to lead our continuing expansion across Africa. He will be a strong voice for Africa within our global ICDL community, and a great advocate for the delivery of digital skills to all Africans".
Etinick will continue to work from ICDL Africa's Nairobi office, working in co-ordination with the team at our head office in Rwanda and the teams in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Tanzania.
ICDL Africa is a subsidiary of ICDL Foundation, head quartered in Kigali, Rwanda and is responsible for the management and growth of the ICDL programme throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Established to guide the implementation of the ICDL standards in the African context, ICDL Africa manages the accreditation of a growing network of ICDL Accredited Test Centres (ATCs), and provides a focal point for the formation of partnerships with organisations who share our national economic development and capacity building goals. ICDL Africa works directly with Governments across the continent to advocate for an international standard in digital skills among citizens.
ICDL Foundation is an international organisation dedicated to raising digital competence standards in the workforce, education and society. Our certification programmes, delivered through an active network in more than 100 countries, enable individuals and organisations to assess, build and certify their competence in the use of computers and digital tools to the globally-recognised ECDL standard, known as ICDL worldwide.
As a nonprofit social enterprise ICDL Foundation benefits from the unique support of experts from national computer societies and partners worldwide to develop vendor-independent standards which define the skills and knowledge required to use digital technology effectively. We work with education and training partners, local and regional authorities, national governments, international development organisations as well as public and private sector employers in all sectors, in the delivery of our programmes.
The quality and reputation of ICDL is built on almost twenty years of experience in delivering our certification programmes to over 14 million people and in more than 40 languages worldwide, with more than 2.5 million ICDL tests taken annually. Our success is maintained by our ongoing innovation in certification programme development, our commitment to rigorous test design methodologies, and consistent adherence to our quality assurance standards.