Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Canadian Authors who wrote on Africa April 24, 2021 No Comments

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Contextualising Ethics in a Dynamic World April 23, 2021 No Comments

On the one hand, research ethics are universal in that they have to do with respecting rights and dignity, not doing harm, and ensuring community participation in research and benefits to the communities where the research takes place. On the other, context is dynamic and plays a role in determining the ethical considerations in research processes. Tensions exist. How do [...]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Africa: A Dialogue on Policy Perspectives and Investment Options April 18, 2021 No Comments

Africa was largely left out of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd industrial revolutions. In the 4th, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship will be the norm in all sectors of society. This could greatly benefit the people of Africa, however, any deep societal inequalities will be reproduced. If, on the other hand, inequalities are consciously brought forward and addressed, I anticipate an inclusive 4th industrial revolution that contributes to the Africa We Want. That is why I argue for applying a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to all policies and programs at national and regional levels.

Introduction to Covid Stories from East Africa and Beyond January 15, 2021 No Comments

Coronavirus happened and is still with us. Its impact has been far reaching, and many lives have been deeply disrupted, even lost. Africans have sought to cope with it in various ways, including giving it names of derision, names of defiance, and names that point to a determination to overcome it. In one of Kenya’s [...]

Parenting Across Cultures, Continents, and Generations No Comments

When I was asked to write on feminist parenting, I checked in with my adult children using social media and asked if I’m a feminist parent. With their resounding assurances – which I share later – I felt comfortable writing this essay. I begin by recounting how our children were born with feminist touches and [...]

We read African authors July 5, 2020 No Comments

Quarantine for some is a time for reading. For inspiration, I’d like to share two lists of potential reads – from the Nairobi book club (which I joined in 2018). Since 2013, members have read over 75 books and short stories by African authors (mainly) from over two dozen countries. These works are chronicled in [...]

L’appropriation pédagogique des technologies : un processus socioculturel June 7, 2020 No Comments

Fonlon (2010) décrit la culture comme la transformation continuelle de soi et de son environnement. Au 21e siècle, le renouvellement continu de la culture scolaire ne se fera pas en dehors de la société en générale, ni de la société du savoir et des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) sur lesquelles elle repose et qui sont de plus en plus utilisées dans les écoles.

Usages et appropriation des technologies éducatives en Afrique:Quelques pistes de réflexion June 6, 2020 No Comments

Ce livre veut faire état de l’appropriation des technologies, dans divers contextes africains, par les enseignants et les apprenants de l’enseignement primaire, secondaire et universitaire. Pour ce faire, il présente les travaux de chercheurs de différents pays d’Afrique – Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger et Sénégal.

A Step toward Equality and Inclusion: Viewing Education through a Gender Lens, by Pai Obanya April 29, 2019 No Comments

This discussion begins with a clarification of the concepts in the title and goes on to look at the Gender Challenge in access to Education with specific reference to Nigeria and from the ‘meaningful access’ angle. Its main import is an attempt to analyse the Gender Challenge in a holistic sense, while its ultimate intention is to seek ways of reinforcing the role of Counselling in addressing the Gender Challenge as a step towards equality and inclusion in Education, and in society.

Desire for knowledge – Langaa and publishing in Africa September 24, 2017 No Comments

by Francis B Nyamnjoh and Kathryn Toure for University World News: Can enhanced circulation of African worldviews help shape the evolution of humanity? This is our vision at Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group which, along with other African publishers, stirs the imagination and contributes to cultural development and renaissance. Langaa books expose the conviviality, complexities, vitalities and [...]