At the Occasion of the 10th WTO Ministerial conference, the ICDL Africa Kenya team hosted a round table session on Digital skills in conjunction with the Irish Embassy in Nairobi, Enterprise Ireland and with the Irish state Minister in charge of Skills, Research and Innovation, Mr Damien English as the guest of honor.
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.
The first ever ICDL Africa team visit to Nigeria was a huge success! It was part of the Irish Government Trade Mission organised by Enterprise Ireland. During the event staff from the Federal Road Safety Corps were awarded ICDL Certificates at FRSCs headquarters in Abuja. It also gave the team an opportunity to meet with various other stakeholders resulting in a pledge from ICDL Africa Manager Séamus McGinley to make Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, a priority market for the coming new year of 2016.
ICDL Africa and the Kenya School of Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Mombasa. The MoU will act as a blueprint upon which the government of Kenya will increase the digital literacy levels of the public sector staff and the wider public to meet the standard required digital skills for the workplace.
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.
The 3rd ICDL Africa forum held in Nairobi this week was a huge success with 80+ delegates and ICDL Foundation CEO Damien O'Sullivan as the guest of honour.
The first ever ICDL Train the Trainer programme was held in Rwanda this September with participants from various sectors. Its focus was on the practical and theoretical elements of the training plans. The programme was positively received and there are plans for more workshops in the coming months.
The role of ICDL in Digital inclusion, showcased in a presentation by Eitinick of the ICDL Kenya Team at the Kenyan Technical Training Institutes annual conference, key in building a strong partnership with the public sector.
The success of the ICDL programme at the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNAMIL) has led to the establishment of an ATC at the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire(UNOCI). The programme has enabled the staff to have an efficient work output. To build on that, a staff member of UNOCI came to Rwanda to get certified in Advanced modules in order to introduce them back in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia.
Damien O'Sullivan visits Kenya, the fastest growing ICDL market in Africa to meet with key stakeholders and discuss recent collaborations and future projects.