IGF 2022 Day 0 Event #7 Connecting schools, Connecting the future of labour, Connecting Africa

Emerging Youth initiative
Gabriel Karsan, Emerging Youth Initiative & [email protected], Youth, Africa Catherine kimambo, African Child Project, Civil Society, Africa Samaila Bako, CSEAN, techical, Africa Milton Cabral, Cabo Verde Ministry of ICT, Government, Africa Vallerie Iyega, Bowmans law, Youth, Africa Edinam Lily Botsoye, West Africa Youth IGF, Youth, Africa, 

Speakers

Catherine kimambo, African Child Project, Civil Society, Africa Samaila Bako, CSEAN, techical, Africa Milton Cabral, Cabo Verde Ministry of ICT, Government, Africa Vallerie Iyega, Bowmans law, Youth, Africa Edinam Lily Botsoye, West Africa Youth IGF, Youth, Africa, Tehillahe Chimfwembe, Financial Sector Deeping Zambia, Technical, Africa

 

Onsite Moderator

Tehillahe Chimfwembe

Online Moderator

Edinam Lily Botsoye

Rapporteur

Vallerie Iyega

SDGs

1. No Poverty
10. Reduced Inequalities


Targets: SDGs 1, No poverty when one can access an affordable connection for skills, markets and flow of trade
SDG 4, quality education is an inescapable marriage with STEMS and digital literacy realisation
SDG 8 when labor force is digitally adept we can create local innovations, adopt new labor and future of fourth industrial revolution work.
SDG 10, a populace that is informed and independent in making its decisions on the ecosystem ripples across the community and increases access to digital resources hence reducing inequalities

Format

it is an informal dialogue gathering among our panelists who will guide the conversation with participation. A roundtable flexible seating

Language

English

Description

These are the post pandemic times and its sad to say in many rural Tanzania villages access to broadband or simple cellular 3G access is a challenge, this is similar to most of Subsaharan Africa statically 1:600+ computer to student ratio in the whole of Tanzania a country of 60million people and 60% being youth below 25. Most students have the curiosity of Netizens and are independent sponges that can access , learn and build better when given access to meaningful connectivity, Teachers are empowered with new means of education and knowledge delivery with Massive Open Online Course Social media content and open classrooms and workspaces that improve the quality of human labor, meaningful connectivity goes hand hand with digital literacy at all levels of education, this begins with improving and creation of local government digital policies and digital competence centres, advocacy of internet governance practices and the role of localised multistakeholderism. We need to begin with a user centric human oriented digital policy framework with a bottom up approach, from connectivity access with initiatives such as community network, Digital competence centres, local e-commerce engagement, network and hardware access, training of local expertise so digital communities could be sustainable and connected to a wider arena of resources, markets, education information and knowledge that enhances human condition and spirit. Our outcomes will be learning on best practices reforms from stakeholders, in the post pandemic era how do we collaborative on best practises and recommendations on digital town square of open interaction. Our case study will be from Tanzania and our project on school connectivity it's success and challenges, whilst we open up other cases and find means to heighten our cooperation to meaningful connectivity and an open Internet access to all citizens of Earth.

We begin online by hearing our online audience through chat boxes and setting tone to the discussion before our speakers begin, our moderation mechanism is a 50:50 ratio of participation of online and offline audience, use of social media and a dedicated member of the organising team acting as a vocal representative of online audience ensuring they are listened and inputs collected, social media usage and simple reaction will be used to collect feedback.