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Wireless Wednesday: Understanding The EdTech Ecosystem in Kenya

Education, Wireless Wednesday

May 13, 2013

Education is a major catalyst in the development of human beings.With the rapid growth in technology, mobile innovation is making inroads in education. More and more learning institutions have adopted the mLearning system to help the students in their quest for academic and career success by using innovative technology. Mobile technology can provide rich educational opportunities to students who have traditionally lacked access to high quality schooling.

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m:lab East Africa in partnership with iHub and Intel, will for the first time host a Wireless Wednesday meetup on Education on 15th May 2013. The meetup is themed: Understanding the Edtech Ecosystem in Kenya. The meetup will bring together stakeholders in the Education Sector to discuss and explore the EdTech ecosystem.

Venue: m:lab East Africa Balcony

Date: 15th May 2013

Time: 12 Noon – 2:00 pm

The meetup will be attended by Stakeholders from the NGO Government, Teachers, Phone Manufacturers, mobile operator, entrepreneurs, mobile app developers among others.

Key discussants during the event will be:

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  • George Waititu – Former Synovate MD

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  • Dr. Eva Makhanu – Lecturer Strathmore University

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  • Kago Kagichiri – Co-Founder & CTO MPrep

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  • Wolfgang Peterson – Intel

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  • Mr. Opiyo – Deputy Headteacher Chandaria Primary School

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Wireless Wednesday meetups are aimed at creating a forum for exchange of views and networking between mobile application developers and practitioners in various industry sectors. The series of meetups on Education in particular will aim at giving the different stakeholders in the Education sector a platform to share their thoughts on how to grow the EdTech ecosystem.

Register here to attend the event. If your are unable to make it for the event follow the discussion on twitter using the #WirelessWednesday hash tag.

 

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