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: Fill in the following form. This form is connected to Zoom. Once you have completed the form, the link to join the event will be sent to you.


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 Gedion 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


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