Africa’s edtech future

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Episode 11

Africa has the youngest population in the world, and the billion-dollar market for digital learning and education technologies is on the rise.

Locally developed e-learning solutions will be the future of education in Africa, says Given Edward, the head of edtech venture Mtabe, as this year’s lockdowns have shown that learning happens beyond the classroom.

“It’s not a matter of if, it’s just a matter of when. That’s where the world is heading, and that’s where we are heading,” Edward tells the programme.

This week on Africa Science Focus, we discover how students in Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia have been accessing classes while studying from home.

Want to know more about what’s happening in science in Africa? Send us your questions and we’ll find an expert to answer them — text or voice message WhatsApp +254799042513.

Africa Science Focus, with Selly Amutabi. 

This programme was funded by the European Journalism Centre, through the European Development Journalism Grants programme, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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