Digital Learning in Africa

Words Tom Beresford

Innovation Unit starts an exciting research project working with UNICEF, in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Education Services, to envisage the opportunity for digital learning in and across Africa.

There is a growing appetite for education technologies, with investment set to reach $252 billion globally by 2020. Yet, our understanding of what education technologies and digital learning has to offer is still evolving.

Innovation Unit is delighted to be working with the Aga Khan Foundation, Aga Khan Education Services and both UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa Regional Offices (ESARO, WCARO) to produce a recommendations paper on what it takes to develop an enabling environment for digital learning in Africa.

We hope to better understand what role digital learning can play in ensuring effective and relevant learning outcomes and promoting educational inclusion, as well as what role UNICEF can and should play in this space.

Through this project, our consortium will build a rich perspective of what other partners, donors and organisations are doing in digital learning across Africa, and establish what their priorities are going forward.

If you want to find out more about the project or have any questions, please contact Tom Beresford and Sarah Ward.