Rwanda: World Economic Forum

    The main aim of the workshop was to develop a Strategic Implementation Framework that would enable the GEA to support MINEDUC to develop Rwanda’s policy and strategic plan for ICT in education.

    In 2007, the World Economic Forum launched its Global Education Alliance (GEA) as part of the ongoing work of its Global Education Initiative (GEI).

    Aware of their expert global knowledge and expertise and high level international contacts in ICT in education, the World Economic Forum asked Education Impact to prepare and facilitate an Envisioning Workshop in Kigali, Rwanda. The main aim of the workshop was to develop a Strategic Implementation Framework that would enable the GEA to support MINEDUC to develop Rwanda's policy and strategic plan for ICT in education.

    Professor Tim Unwin brought in-depth knowledge of the complex situation in Rwanda to the workshop, along with experience of successfully working with other countries in the region and beyond, to further develop their ICT in education strategies.

    Impact & Benefits

    • A focused ICT in education policy in Rwanda - now awaiting cabinet approval
    • A Co-ordination Unit at the Ministry dedicated to ICT in education strategy
    • New commitment & funding from key private sector & agency donors
    • Raising the profile of the Global Education Alliance

    Using the Strategic Implementation Framework developed at the workshop, the GEA and MINEDUC started developing an ICT in education policy for Rwanda in the autumn of 2008. By February 2009 the policy was ready for presentation to the cabinet and is now undergoing their approval process.

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