Namibia’s KOPANO platform supports ICT to improve teacher training quality

15 June 2018

Digital Content

Over 40 representatives from nine Sub-Saharan African countries – Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Congo, DR Congo, Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda, Togo, Zambia – joined the UNESCO-China Funds-In-Trust (CFIT) Project study tour from 29 to 31 May 2018 in Namibia. Being also one of the CFIT countries, the representatives gathered to learn from CFIT Namibia’s experience in establishing an online community of practice for teacher educators and teachers.

Namibia’s KOPANO (meaning: The United/togetherness ) platform, hosted and managed by the University of Namibia and supported by the CFIT project, is a prime example of using ICT to improve teacher training quality. The platform provides teaching and learning materials, chat forum etc., and has over 5000 users across the country. The other nine CFIT countries also presented their online learning management system which connects to over 45000 users in the ten countries in Africa. Read the full article on Devdiscourse here.