African Union HRST Commissioner highlights the role of ICT in education

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Woman & girl are both reading, one on a cell phone and the other on an e-reader, Ghana. Credit: Joseph Botwey/Worldreader

An African Union delegation led by the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology participated in a two-day meeting on education for sustainable development organized by UNESCO Global Action Program for Sustainable Development and its partners.

Among the themes covered, participants discussed access to internet and wifi in school, and the use of information and communication technology to promote entrepreneurship and employment for young people. The Commissioner also held a meeting with Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education, during which they agree to formalize their partnership for education in Africa and work toward creating a favorable learning environment for all.

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