The Global Learning Council (GLC), a cross-sector group of thought leaders in the area of the effective use of technology to enhance learning and understanding, has picked Kenya to host its 4th global summit. The Summit planned for September 2019 in Nairobi, will bring together leaders from the global academic, industry and non-profit sectors to share experiences and discuss technology-enhanced learning. This is the first time the Summit will be held in an African country. The first three were held in the USA, Singapore, and Germany respectively.
Commission Secretary Prof. Mwenda Ntarangwi shares notes at his office with the Dr. Helmut Blumbach, DAAD Director Regional Office for Africa when the team paid a courtesy call at the CUE
The Commission for University Education (CUE) has been earmarked to partner in the planning and hosting of the Summit. The Summit seeks to bring together Kenyan universities, research institutions and key industry players in exploring the potential of technology-based learning and practice in varied realms of the society.
A team comprising of Prof. Dr. Dr. Fredrich W. Hesse, the Scientific Chair of the GLC and Strategic Advisor for the Digital Transformation; Dr. Helmut Blumbach, DAAD Director
Regional Office for Africa; Christian Kobsda, the Political Consultant in GLC President’s Office paid a courtesy call to the Commission Secretary on 30th January 2019 to further conceptualize the matter.
(Right to left) Team leader, Prof. Dr. Dr. Fredrich W. Hesse, the Scientific Chair of the GLC and Strategic Advisor for the Digital Transformation; Prof. Mwenda Ntarangwi, Commission Secretary; Christian
Kobsda, Political Consultant in GLC President’s Office; Dr. Helmut Blumbach, DAAD Director Regional Office for Africa and Prof. Jackson Too, CUE Head of Research and Development department after the deliberations at the CEO’s Office
The courtesy call was later followed by a breakfast meeting the following day at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel and attended by Amb. Amina Mohamed, CS Ministry of Education and Dr. Kevit Desai, PS in the State Department for TVET, among other distinguished guests. The Cabinet Secretary thanked the GLC for selecting Kenya to host the meeting and promised the support of the Ministry in the planning of the event.
The summit targets to bring up to 300 local, regional and international participants who will engage in discussions on how technology can be infused in areas such as Agriculture, Business and Health & Nutrition to grow the economy. The Summit will provide an avenue for sharing a wide spectrum and latest trends on ideas and perspectives in digital transformation of education and its interplay with industry to transform lives. It is anticipated the summit will trigger establishment of networks and collaborations, which will create opportunities for many to showcase their innovations.