The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Tuesday, May 17 • 16:00 - 16:45
Xavier Project - Pioneering Education in Urban Refugee Communities LIMITED

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Xavier Project has worked for over seven years on improving education opportunities for urban refugees in Kenya and Uganda. Many refugees see education as their primary means to access new opportunities, secure better livelihoods and generally improve their quality of life,. At the same time, contemporary technological advances have facilitated unprecedented accessibility and democratization of educational information, meaning that innovative educational methods are now more feasible to implement than ever. Our presentation will discuss Xavier Project's evolving educational and knowledge-sharing methods, based on lessons learned from our solidarity-focused approach to community collaboration.

The presentation begins with an outline of Xavier Project's community-led activities, and the way ICT has contributed to their implementation. These include our partnership with Eneza Education LTD to bring locally relevant learning to over 2000 refugees via basic mobile phone technology, our newsletter, written by refugees for refugees, and our life-long learning courses run in seven hubs across Nairobi and Kampala- including Computer Literacy, Finance, and a more advanced Refugee Studies course - all of which are designed to promote sustainable livelihoods for refugees. It then discusses Xavier Project's emergent tech-based innovations, including a cloud-based personalized learning suite, and the way nuanced M&E data from these innovations can help shape future programmes.

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Edmund Page

CEO, Xavier Project
Edmund Page is the CEO and founder of Xavier Project, an NGO he founded in 2008 to promote education opportunities for refugees in Kenya and Uganda. Before moving to Kenya in 2011 to work full time on Xavier Project he was an English teacher in London. Since 2011 when he was Xavier... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 16:00 - 16:45 EAT
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