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Andrew Gakiria

Kenya
  • Position: National Coordinator
  • Organisation: KENYA e-LEARNING CENTRE
  • Country: Kenya

In my capacity as National coordinator and Founder of the KENYA e-LEARNING CENTRE (KeLC), I lead a team that is facilitating the development and implementation of e-Learning programs in over 50 training and educational institutions in Kenya. KeLC is a collaborative initiative of the Government of Kenya, inWEnt, UNEP, UNESCO and other local and international partners. From 2004 – 2006, I served as founder chairman of the East African Regional working group on e-Government; a joint initiative of the five East Africa Countries to leverage e-Government for faster regional integration in EAC region. I have also previously served as Africa representative to the Youth Advisory Council of the G8 in 1999. As senior Policy Analyst at the Office of the President, my role includes policy and strategic advice on the implementation of Kenya’s e-Government strategy. E-Learning is a key element in capacity building for e-Government and hence my role in KeLC on secondment from Central Government. I am currently coordinating implementation of e-learning blended learning programs in Africa in conjunction with inWEnt and Namibia e-Learning Centre. The program has presently trained over 100 African experts and managers in e-learning technical subjects, with a target of 100 more in 2008. It is expected that our proposed network of African e-Learning centres will be launched in May at the e-Learning Conference in Ghana, to facilitate local content development and customization for e-Learning development in Africa.