From 05/04/2017 till 07/04/2017 Devotra was present at the 4th African PASET Forum. The Forum stands for Partnership in Skills for Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology.
The initiative was launched in response to address the challenges defined in 2013 by African governments and the private sector, with facilitation by the World Bank. This partnership recognized the critical need to strengthen applied science, engineering and technology capabilities for the socio-economic development of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), from the technical and vocational level to the postgraduate level, and favoured a regional approach for achieving this.
About 200 experts and policy decision makers wrapped up a conference on science and technology in Nairobi on Friday. Kenya hosted leaders from 19 countries across sub-Saharan Africa who connected with their counterparts from other “innovation nations. And concluded that improvement of practical skills and implementation of STEM programs at all levels of education from; primary, secondary, higher edutain and TVET is vital importance for the economic development a African Nations and to guarantee future jobs for graduates.
Devotra and their local partner Murishi Ltd. were present upon invitation of the PASET organization and had a stand where they demonstrated 21st century education systems for TVET and STEM. A presentation about the Smart Classroom concept was held for all the 200 delegates. Many country representatives showed great interest in the Smart Classroom concept and recognized that this would help them in achieving their goals for integrating ICT in education and the implementation of STEM programs for; secondary- and higher education and TVET. Follow-up meetings have been scheduled to organize demo’s and workshops for the ministries of the country delegates covering about 11 different countries in Africa.
Devotra’s presentation at PASET 2017; together with local partner Murishi Ltd, Lydiah Kamuyu (Managing Director) and Zack Wanambwa (Engineer)
Also the Principal Secretaries of each State Department were actively interested in the Smart Classroom presentation: Dr. Richard Kipsang (General Education), Dr. Dinah Mwinzi (Vocational Education and Training) and Prof. Collette Suda Department (University Education).