UNESCO Chair in Information Communication Technology (ICT) Development (766), established in 2006 at the University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).


ICT, Distance Education.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in Information Communication Technology (ICT) Development.
  • It will build capacity to improve the standardization and localization of Information Communication Technology in Ethiopia through (i) assembling and assessing ongoing distance education and government automation; (ii) providing training opportunities enhancing teaching and applied research capabilities in distance education; (iii) supporting the publication of an authoritative ICT journal that can be used by academic, private and public stakeholders.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other higher institutions in other regions of the world.

Host institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network
Communication and Information, UNESCO Addis Ababa.


Prof. Andreas Eshete, University of Addis Ababa
President of the University
E-Mail address - meshete1(at)
Work Phone - +251-11-123-9800
Street - P.O. Box 1114
City - Addis Ababa
Country - Ethiopia