Capacity Building Workshop on Knowledge Societies for Government Administrators and Education Officials in Rwanda

When, local time: 
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, 19 May 2017 - 12:00pm
Rwanda, Kigali
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Jaco du Toit, Advisor for Communication and Information (email:

UNESCO in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) and the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) will support a capacity building of Government Administrators and Education Officials after the Transform Africa Summit 2017 (TAS17) on Knowledge Societies in Rwanda. The workshop aims at equipping the officials with knowledge and skills to use UNESCO knowledge society policy handbook to develop a draft training manual on policies for knowledge societies in Rwanda.
The objectives of this workshop will be to; introduce the concept of Knowledge Societies and discuss the need of generating, implementing, and updating Policies for Knowledge Societies (PKS); introduce the role of governments and educators in supporting the development of a Knowledge Society (KS); analyze e-readiness indicators in order to understand the state of the art concerning KS in the world, Africa and Rwanda in particular; and draft a national roadmap for the contextualization and use of the UNESCO knowledge society handbook at the country level.
This activity is organized within UNESCO Korean Funds-in-Trust (KFIT) Rwanda Project that seeks to support the integration of ICT-based innovative approaches for education in Mozambique, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.