ICDE Satellite Event - Experiences in East Africa, an inter-generational Roundtable

ICED Satellite Event Day: 24 November 2020

Time: 11:00-12:30 Kenya time (GMT +3)

Where: online webinar in Zoom

Registration: closed




Purpose of Activity:

  • To address the role of open and distance learning during this pandemic, especially in East Africa;
  • To share best practices and lessons learnt from it;
  • To learn how these lessons can be applied to future challenges we will have as a global society and how to ensure education continues no matter what;
  • To reflect on the importance of ethics in the process of setting goals and developing practices to meet our future realities.

Activity Details:

The activity is structured in 2 roundtables with speakers from universities of the region. There will be Q & E spaces with participants between each roundtable. It will be a Live Zoom Chat, so all participants will be visible (and most of the time asked to stay on mute!)

Expert Speakers

  • Rev. Prof. Stephen Mbugua, Vice Chancellor, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
  • Dr Gideon Maina, Vice Chancellor, Pioneer International University, Kenya
  • Dr Tabitha Rangara, Director, Online Distance and e-Learning (ODeL), The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
  • Mr. Edwin Okoth Ogada, High School Teacher and PhD Candidate, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
  • Prof. Tharcisse Gatwa, Director of Research, Protestant University of Rwanda, Rwanda
  • Mr. Paul Kahenya, Ag. Director, Institute of Open and Distance Learning at Africa Nazarene University, Kenya


11:00-11:10 Opening remarks by moderators

11:10-11:15 Introduction Video by ICDE Secretary General

11:15-11:40 Roundtable on Institutional Challenges

11:40-11:50 Q & A

11:50-12:15 Roundtable on Student Challenges

12:15-12:25 Q & A

12:25-12:30 Final remarks & Announcements


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