A delegation from the Government of Côte d’Ivoire’s ANSUT (National Agency of the Universal Service of Telecommunications/ICT) visited ICDL Africa. The visit was aimed at strengthening collaboration between the organisations in the national deployment of ICDL in the west African country. During the meetings in Kigali, a roadmap for ICDL projects in 2019 was reviewed, and the delegation met with ICDL Foundation CEO, Damien O’Sullivan.
Students at Uganda Technology and Management University will have the opportunity to certify their digital skills with ICDL after the private university became an ICDL Accredited Test Centre.
Specto held one-week workshop for three ICT trainers at the University of Burao, in Somaliland, to certify them with ICDL skills. The trainers were tested on the four ICDL Base modules, as well as the Presentation, Using Databases, Online Collaboration, Image Editing, Project Planning and IT Security modules.
Adding to the network of ICDL Accredited Test Centres in Uganda, Computer Learning Centre (CLC) was established in 1999 as an authorised training and testing centre. It offers quality training, serving corporate and students in the region. CLC has established training and testing centres in Kenya and Rwanda. Uganda is the third country where CLC is setting up operations. The Computer Learning Centre - Uganda is training and certifying its staff to the ICDL standard.
ICDL Africa’s Uganda team, in conjunction with Makerere University, held a colourful graduation ceremony for over 400 candidates who have successfully completed their Digital Citizen training through Makerere University’s ICDL test centre.
The Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) is a government revenue collection agency established by the Parliament of Rwanda. The RRA is charged with enforcing, assessing, collecting, and accounting for the various taxes imposed in Rwanda. As part of its work to support digitalisation and improve service delivery, the RRA is training and certifying its staff to the ICDL standard.
Founded in 1969, ISS is a co-educational non-profit making school on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles. From small beginnings, the school has grown steadily and today has over 700 pupils on roll, aged 3 to 18 years and representing over 30 nationalities. The International School Association owns the school. Parents whose children attend the school are members of the association. The School is licensed and registered by the Ministry of Education, Seychelles.
A new report by UNESCO has highlighted the ICDL programme as a significant example of a digital skills framework around the world. ‘A Global Framework of Reference on Digital Literacy Skills for Indicator 4.4.2’ was published with the aim of providing a basis for an indicator of the, “Percentage of youth/adults who have achieved at least a minimum level of proficiency in digital literacy skills”, under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Rwandan Ministry of Information Technology and Communication has hosted a Digital Talent Day event at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali. ICDL Africa took part in the event, alongside other stakeholders from both the public and private sectors including the University of Rwanda and Carnegie Mellon Africa.
ICDL Africa met with Benin’s Minister of the Digital Economy and Communication, Aurélie Adam Soule Zoumarou, in May to sign an agreement to raise digital skills in the country.