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Nnenna Nwakanma

 Nnenna Nwakanma

Information and Communication Consultant

From Kilimanjaro to the Rift  Valley: A sneak view of openness in education through an African’s eyes.

Nnenna Nwakanma

In an overview of past, current and possible future trends in openness in education, Nnenna will look at the dynamic shifts that is rocking the African continent.. from its highest point of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to its lowest cracks of the Rift valley in Kenya. Shifts from analogue to digital, physical to virtual, copyrights to commons, Webster to Wikipedia, Blackboards to Interactive white boards, most-high Professors to almighty students..

With your participation,she will be seeking to dig out what needs to be highlighted and deleted and the ones that need to be treated as “find and replace”

Nnenna Nwakanma trained across Sociology, Humanities, and History where she holds Bachelor Degrees, and in International Relations and Law, where she holds graduate degrees. She has gained professional experience from the African Development Bank (AfDB), The Helen Keller Foundation (HKI) The Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF), the Diplomacy Institute and the African Information Society Initiative (AISI).

Founder of NNENNA.ORG, and Board observer of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), Nnenna is currently the Council Chair of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa, and in that position, the convener of the West Africa Internet Governance Forum and an early stakeholder in the upcoming Africa Internet Governance Initiative – AFIGF. She has been working in ICT4D domain for 12 years with governments, businesses, think tanks, development partners and the civil society. She was on the very first panel that kicked off what is today the highly-valued debate about E-Learning in Africa.