African Virtual Campus to be extended to IGAD region
March 2011 – As part of its 2011-2013 plan of action for Africa, UNESCO is working on a fund-raising strategy in co-operation with Africa’s regional economic communities, as well as with its financial partners. These partners include the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the European Commission.
At a workshop in Djibouti on 19 March 2011, it was decided to extend this action plan to cover the creation of African Virtual Campuses in the countries of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), namely Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.
Originally put forward by Prof Dietmar Moeller from the University of Hamburg in Germany, the idea has been taken up by the UNESCO co-ordinator of the African Virtual Campus, Dr Mohamed Miloudi, as a possible means of guaranteeing the concept’s sustainability.