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.
ICDL Africa visited a new smart village project in Rwanda recently. The smart village project, which aims to help transform rural communities, is deployed using containers equipped with computing equipment and powered by solar energy. The smart village is the first of its type in Rwanda and will be used to provide digital literacy training using the ICDL Digital Citizen programme, to over 300 citizens in the district of Tumba, Rwanda.
ICDL Africa visited the Muhanga Campus of the Rwanda Management Institute (RMI), where the Accredited Test Centre has been training candidates who will eventually take on the responsibility of training civil servants across the country.
ICDL Africa met recently with students at Nu-Vision High School in Rwanda, who are following the ICDL Digital Citizen+ programme. The programme, which is used with secondary-level students, helps build foundational digital skills, and follows-on from the Digital Citizen programme, which is used with primary-level students.
ICDL Africa has started a refresher ‘Train the Trainer’ course for trainers at the Rwanda Management Institute (RMI), one of a number of promising Accredited Test Centres in the country.
ICDL and the Rwandan Ministry of ICT have renewed their agreement to certify the digital skills of thousands of civil servants and members of the public. The new Memorandum of Understanding was signed in early February.
ICDL has become mandatory for students from the University of Tourism and Business (UTB), a university in Kigali, Rwanda. The students had the opportunity to take part in meetings with the ICDL Africa team in January, discussing ICDL and digital literacy in the country.
A large scale ICDL accreditation campaign has begun in Somaliland, in partnership between Specto and the Ministry of Higher Education. The campaign began with two workshops on IT security and project planning, delivered by Specto at Hargeisa University.
Specto and the Sudan University of Science and Technology jointly organised an event for higher education institutions in the country. Delegates from over 60 universities, colleges, ministries and other organisations participated, along with representatives of 30 ICDL Accredited Test Centres. The event took place under the patronage of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Professor Somaya Abo Kashwa.
More than 50 CEOs from the Ugandan insurance industry met at a breakfast meeting in November to discuss digital skills. The event is organised quarterly by the Insurance Institute of Uganda, which recently became an ICDL Accredited Test Centre. A representative of the Insurance Regulatory Authority was also present at the event.