The Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) is a five-year initiative lead by the Mastercard Foundation. It aims to spark innovation in the use of ICT in secondary education.
Technology has significant potential to address the challenges that prevent young people in Africa from accessing quality secondary education. But despite its potential, education technology entrepreneurs and implementers struggle to grow and scale their solutions.
Though innovators and solutions in the education industry are rising, they struggle to find adequate financing to scale their ideas and it is difficult for governments to identify where to invest in education technology (also know as EdTech) solutions. By working with EdTech entrepreneurs and governments, the Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT will support entrepreneurs and scale up technology innovations to improve teaching and learning in secondary education.
Now in the early stages of planning, work from the Centre will: drive the innovative use of technology to close the gap in access to quality education; build evidence of what works in ICT for education; and create an active network of ICT leaders in secondary education to advance the integration of technology in education policies and practices across Africa.