Programe > new programme 2022

Key details

LocationAccra, Ghana
Start Date1st Jun 2022
End Date31 Dec 2022
ClientDream institution
BeneficiariesStudent

Background

Open Development & Education is a core-consortium member of the EdTech Hub, https://edtechhub.org.

With core funding of £20m from DFID and support from the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the EdTech Hub aims to increase the use of evidence to inform decision-making related to the most appropriate and effective uses of technology to improve learning. The programme utilises cutting-edge research methods and innovative approaches; its goal is the generation of rigorous research evidence on technology for education, focussing on the most marginalised populations. It is initially planned as an eight-year initiative beginning in June 2019, with core funding of over £20m.

Our Approach

It is initially planned as an eight-year initiative beginning in June 2019, with core funding of over £20m. The EdTech Hub is made up of a consortium of several partners (including Open Development and Education, Jigsaw, Brink, the University of Cambridge, the Overseas Development Institute and Results for Development, AfriLabs, Brac and eLearning Africa). OpenDevEd played a central role in the bidding process. He is one of the directors, representing Open Development & Education within the consortium. For further details, see https://edtechhub.org. Working with staff from the OECS’s Education Development Management Unit, Open Development & Education is designing and piloting an academic recovery programme focused on developing students’ core competencies (literacy, numeracy, and life skills) at the primary level. The programme will be piloted in Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and will target the most vulnerable children in the education systems. Collaboration with and involvement of ministries of education, as well as other key education stakeholders, is central to developing a locally-sensitive response to the effects of COVID-19 in the Caribbean which complements existing academic recovery and support programmes in the region, such as the Early Learners Programme.

Outcomes

With core funding of £20m from DFID and support from the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the EdTech Hub aims to increase the use of evidence to inform decision-making related to the most appropriate and effective uses of technology to improve learning..


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It is initially planned as an eight-year initiative beginning in June 2019, with core funding of over £20m. The EdTech Hub is made up of a consortium of several partners (including Open Development and Education, Jigsaw, Brink, the University of Cambridge, the Overseas Development Institute and Results for Development, AfriLabs, Brac and eLearning Africa). OpenDevEd played a central role in the bidding process. He is one of the directors, representing Open Development & Education within the consortium. For further details, see https://edtechhub.org. Working with staff from the OECS’s Education Development Management Unit, Open Development & Education is designing and piloting an academic recovery programme focused on developing students’ core competencies (literacy, numeracy, and life skills) at the primary level. The programme will be piloted in Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and will target the most vulnerable children in the education systems. Collaboration with and involvement of ministries of education, as well as other key education stakeholders, is central to developing a locally-sensitive response to the effects of COVID-19 in the Caribbean which complements existing academic recovery and support programmes in the region, such as the Early Learners Programme.