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Wednesday, November 11 • 10:00am - 10:25am
Lockdown Online Training Programme in Africa

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This session will be delivered with the learnings from the Lockdown Online Training Programme organized by Ghana Tech Lab in Ghana, West Africa.

The Lockdown Online Training Programme was organized by Ghana Tech Lab as a free programme for all youth across Ghana in April 2020 to May 2020.

The Programme was designed to provide free online training to high school, secondary school, and university students with another component for young entrepreneurs during the Covid19 Lockdown in Ghana. This was expected to ensure all youth irrespective of their location still had access to education which will provide them with skills that can build their employability as well as prepare them to take new springing careers that Covid19 has forced on the world.

The presentation will be in 3 parts:
- 1st part will present an overview of the programme, demographics of the applicants, and a brief summary of the programme and its impact.

- 2nd part will present an overview of how the programme was designed, the factors considered, and the delivery design in order to make it a success.

- 3rd part will present the challenges faced in running the programme, the solutions that worked, those that did not work and the way forward for running an Online Open Programme in developing countries.

The session's focus is on present how the programme was designed as a quick response to providing skills-based educational support to the Ghanaian youth while schools were on break.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Explain why development organizations (donors, governments, etc) should invest in promoting Open online training programmes
- Plan, and execute an online skills development programme
- Understand the challenges of online skills development programmes in developing countries

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Mohammed Zakaria

Researcher, Ghana Tech Lab

Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:25am EST
Concurrent 4
  COVID-19, Presentation