On the 28 May 2014 the annual eLearning Africa conference officially opened, this year in Kampala Uganda. A perfect opportunity for the e/merge Africa team to move to the physical space for real world conversation on eLearning and educational technologies. It was time for the e/merge Africa team to switch off PCs, smart phones and tablets (or at least bring along) and not just meet each other, but also to meet and introduce new delegates to e/merge Africa.
After months of preparations e/merge Africa Tony Carr left Cape Town armed with leaflets, banners and fancy e/merge Africa t-shirts, literally straight from the printer. E/merge Africa Project Manager Jakob Pedersen is staying behind in Cape Town to keep an eye on the e/merge Africa web site and preparations for the upcoming activities.
From Jos in Nigeria our newly appointed Regional Coordinator for Nigeria and Ghana Jerome Dooga joined after a strenuous travel via Lagos and Nairobi which saw a 7 hour delay in Nairobi. From other parts of the African continent the team has been joined by our other newly appointed Regional Coordinator for East Africa, Alice Barlow Zambodla, Ugandan of nationality and based at South African Institute for Distance Education in South Africa.
Gabriel Konayuma from Zambia joined the team after travelling via Lusaka and Harare and from Egypt the team was joined by Mohamed Ahmed El-bahay.
Once gathered the e/merge Africa team met at the Speke Resort to plan, rest and strategise for the coming days. One task was to set up the rented stand at the conference. Once all was set up at Stand 27 the team attended to one of the most immediate tasks: handing out e/merge Africa t-shirts won by colleagues, either won via the online raffle or at the stand. Latest from the team is that there are still t-shirts to be won today and Friday. So if you happen to be at the conference do come by stand 27!