Panafrican Research Agenda on the Integration of ICTs in Education - Phase I

The last few years have seen progress in the introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly the Internet, in education systems on the African continent. Public and private initiatives have contributed to equipment and connectivity. But, the use of ICTs for educational purposes is still rare, as is research on the subject. Hence the need for a Pan African Research Agenda on the Integration of ICTs in Education. The Pan African Research Agenda aims to better understand how ICTs can improve the quality of African education from the primary to the tertiary level.

This project will set the Agenda in motion by taking inventory (policies, infrastructure, teacher training, uses, impact, etc.) of ICTs in education. Training and educational research institutions in 10 countries (Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Uganda, Sénégal and South Africa) will participate and strengthen their research capacity at the same time. An Observatory will be put in place to organize the collection, analysis and diffusion of data to researchers, decision-makers and other users.

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Start Date

Monday, January 15, 2007

End Date

Saturday, October 31, 2009


24 months

IDRC Officer

Camara, Alioune

Total funding

CA$ 1,696,280


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, Uganda, Egypt

Project Leader

Thierry Karsenti


Université de Montréal

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Project Leader

Kathryn Touré


Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa

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