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Media Alert: Forum on ICTs and Education (Tunis, Dec  9-10-11, 2013)

First Ministerial Forum on the Integration of ICTs in Education and Training
in Africa to be held in Tunis, December 9-1, 2013

The First Ministerial Forum on the Integration of ICTs in Education and Training in Africa  will be held in Tunis, December 9-11, 2013. The Forum is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), INTEL and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), under the auspices of the Tunisian Ministry of Education.

The initiative seeks to help African Ministries of Education and Training harness the strategic use of ICTs to accelerate the transformation of education and training systems and hence support the development of the knowledge and skills needed for Africa’s sustainable development.

The forum will begin with a one day High-Level Policy Workshop (Dec 9), followed by a Ministerial Meeting (Dec 10-11).

The Ministerial Meeting will be opened on December 10 by the Tunisian Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Hon. Mr. Mongi Marzouk. It will end with a Ministerial panel, which will issue the Forum’s  recommendations.

The Forum will be officially closed by the Tunisian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Hon. Moncef Ben Salem.

To date 22 African Ministers of Education and Training have confirmed their participation.

For more information on the Forum, including the agenda and objectives of the meeting visit: http://www.africaictedu.org/

A first press conference will be held on Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 13h00 after the opening of the Ministerial Meeting at Hotel Ramada Plaza Gammarth.

The final Press Conference will take place on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 18h15 at the same Hotel Ramada Plaza Gammarth.

Journalists  interested in covering the event should contact :

Thanh-Hoa Desruelles
Principal External Relations and Communications Officer
Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
African Development Bank (AfDB)
ATR BP 323 – 1002 Tunis Belvédère – Tunisia
Tel: +216/ 71 10 34 32 / +216/ 21 69 11 46
e-mail: t.desruelles@afdb.org

Press Releases:

Tunis, 5 December 2013. Press Release _1_
Tunis,10 December 2013. Press Release _2_
Tunis,18 Décembre 2013. Press Release 3