In what is said to be the largest ICT conference on African soil,
Ethiopia will host this year's eLearning Africa, which is also the tenth
anniversary edition of it being held under the patronage of the
Ethiopian government. according to AllAfrica.
In a statement sent to The Reporter, the organizers indicated that the conference, the largest international event in Africa on ICT for education, training and development, would be held in Addis Ababa from May 20 to 22 next year.
Speaking of Ethiopia's decision to host the event, Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD), Deputy Prime Minister for Finance and Economic cluster, who is also the Minister of Information and Communication (MoIC) said, "My government is pleased to host eLearning Africa as this is a conference returning to Ethiopia, where my government joined arms with ICWE in conceiving and launching the first eLearning Africa platform on African soil."
"eLearning Africa 2015 will create an opportunity to reflect on the 10-year journey traversed by eLearning Africa since its first conference in Addis Ababa. Furthermore, Ethiopia, as the seat of the African Union, welcomes conferences that bring together African policymakers and experts once more back to their home," the statement quoted the minister as saying.
Rebecca Stromeyer, CEO of ICWE GmbH, and Founder of eLearning Africa, said that during its 10-year history, the conference had led to an explosion of new ideas, new projects, new agreements and new partnerships. Accordingly, the conference has brought the leading experts on learning, development and technology to take part in our discussions and has shown the world the ambition and wisdom of Africa.