Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT

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 known 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.  

Overview of Centre

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.

Three Core Functions of the Centre:

  • Foster ICT Innovations – Cultivate innovation and engage “disruptors” from across Africa to develop and test new ICT products and approaches.
  • Share Best Practice and Advance Research – Develop, commission, document, and disseminate ‘what works’ in harnessing technology to improve education policy and practice using technology.
  • Convene Stakeholders – Host a range of ongoing events for multiple stakeholders that bring together system leaders, policymakers, innovators, EdTech entrepreneurs, teachers, private sector leaders, and global experts.

Read EdTech and Africa by the Centre’s Director, Joseph Nsengimana.


The Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning Approach

Scaling EdTech Models to Improve Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education.

Twelve African Companies Named as Centre's First EdTech Fellows

EdTech Innovators Aim to Improve Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education

Meet Joseph Nsengimana

Director of Mastercard Foundation’s Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT.

News and Announcements

Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship at Injini

Mastercard Foundation and Injini are pleased to announce the first cohort of 12 EdTech companies participating in the inaugural Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship at Injini.

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EdTech Fellow Partners with Private Sector to Keep Kenyan Kids Learning

Partnership allows students learning from home to access free content during COVID-19 pandemic
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EdTech Fellow Working to Provide Access to Learning During COVID-19

Fellowship Aimed at Delivering Quality, Relevant Education Content to Secondary School Students

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