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Applying what I learned on the ALICT course to improve my work and boost my career by Francis Otto

Ever since I enrolled for ALICT course in October 2012, my life has not been the same again. ALICT course opened my eyes to see a new world and approach things differently. 1- Knowledge and approach Within my organization (Uganda National Council for Higher Education, NCHE), I have been able…

My fear of ICT by Sarah Vranckx of Vranckx Investments Namibia

When I started the course I was not sure whether I would make it because – - I am not from an ICT background; - although I am knowledgeable in my own field I did not know how to upload assignments and share documents with group members; - also the fact that connectivity is a major problem in…

My Leadership Journey – I didn’t think I would make it through the course

My wife came home one day with an advert in the local newspapers for a course I had never heard about. I was attracted to it because of my interest in ICT leadership. I was further motivated to apply because it had an African development approach giving us a pioneering opportunity as the first…

Africa's future leaders graduate from ground-breaking leadership course for Knowledge Society Development in Africa

On Friday, 5th July, in one of the largest African Union Commission (AUC) initiatives in professional development, 213 mid-to-senior level Government and public sector officials from eight African countries graduated from a bespoke leadership course implemented by GESCI (Founded by the UN ICT Task…

New Science, Technology and Innovation policy set to drive all sectors of Gambian economy

At a meeting to review Gambia’s draft policy on STI, the Chancellor of the University of the Gambia, Professor Muhamadou O. Kah, described Science, Technology and Innovation as affecting every social and economic problem facing the Gambia, and all African nations. Education will receive considerable…

Fully funded Digital Media Training Opportunity for Kenyan Youth

We’re delighted to announce a new training opportunity for Kenyan youth with an interest in digital creative media. The training program runs from 1st November 2012 - 8th February 2013 and is open to youth who have artistic abilities and want to develop their digital creative media skills with a…

The final leg of the African Leadership in ICT course opens at AUC HQ Addis

We're here in Addis for the opening of African Leadership in ICT final workshop, where Africa's future leaders in science, technology and innovation, education, and ICT will gather to develop the first ever cross cutting knowledge society roadmap for policy development in Africa. Speaking at the…

Kenyans are now eligible to apply for a place on ALICT round two!

Over half-way through a very successful first round of the African Leadership in ICT course, GESCI is preparing to launch the second round of the course in October 2012. Applications are now being accepted from Rwanda Mozambique, Uganda, Botswana, Ethiopia, Namibia, Kenya and Malawi . To be eligible…

Seeking future leaders from 7 more African countries

The African Union and GESCI can now release the list of 7 African countries that will be participating in the next round of the African Leadership in ICT course which commences in October 2012. ALICT launched in January in Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Mauritius.

ALICT launches in Kenya

ALICT call for applicants extended to February 10th 2012. Download application forms here: http://www.gesci.org/call-for-applicants.html The regional African Leadershihp in ICT course launched this week in Kenya. Twenty-two senior officials from ministries and public sector institutions gathered…

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