GeSCI signs a partnership agreement with Ivory Coast to develop digital schools

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The Ivorian Minister of Education, Mrs Kandia Kamissoko Camara and the General Manager of Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), Jerôme Morrissey, signed last week a partnership agreement to develop an e-learning platform.

This e-learning platform named “African Digitals Schools Initiative” (ADSI) is a new concept seeking to build the skills of students and teachers learning information and communication technologies, so as to get the necessary tools and meet the needs of the job market.

Twenty schools have been selected for the pilot phase, a four-year period covering 2016-2020.

This project is implemented in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation. A similar project has already been implemented in Tanzania and Kenya, where 140 school institutions were involved after a two year pilot phase.

The partnership agreement was signed during the second edition of the African Ministerial Forum on the Integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education and training, on the subject “Building African inclusive knowledge societies for the implementation of the 2063 Agenda for Africa and the ODD (sustainable development goals).”

Since its creation in 2004 by the United Nations, GeSCI helped many countries build capacities and provided them with strategic support to develop their skills in ICT.