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ICDL Africa’s Impact in Benin: Elevating Digital Literacy Nationwide

In a transformative collaboration, ICDL Africa has teamed up with the Benin Government to bolster digital skills and literacy across the nation, marking a pivotal moment in the country’s technological evolution. The signing of a strategic agreement with Benin’s Minister of the Digital Economy and Communication, Aurélie Adam Soule Zoumarou, underscores a shared commitment to advancing digital proficiency, particularly among the youth.

Empowering Benin’s Future Workforce

With ICDL’s proven track record in 17 African countries, this collaboration positions Benin at the forefront of the digital revolution sweeping across the continent. The partnership aims to equip the nation’s youth with the necessary skills to thrive in an increasingly digital world, fostering innovation and competitiveness on a global scale.

ABSU-CEP: A Catalyst for Digital Literacy

A tangible outcome of this collaboration is the Beninese Agency for the Universal Service of Electronic Communications and Post (ABSU-CEP) becoming an ICDL Accredited Test Centre. This strategic move empowers ABSU-CEP to lead digital literacy training initiatives, certifying various segments of the population, including administration staff, teachers, students, artisans, and shopkeepers, to international digital standards.

The ABSU-CEP’s role as an ICDL Accredited Test Centre is not just symbolic; it’s a proactive step towards realizing the government’s digital development policies. With a pilot training program already underway, ABSU-CEP is set to train 1,540 civil servants, laying the foundation for a larger initiative that aims to impact over 30,000 individuals. This marks a significant stride in fulfilling ABSU-CEP’s mandate of strengthening digital skills in Benin and contributing to the nation’s technological advancement.

ICDL Africa’s influence in Benin goes beyond mere collaboration; it signifies a transformative journey towards a digitally empowered nation. With ABSU-CEP at the forefront of this initiative, the collaboration sets the stage for widespread digital literacy, promising a future where individuals across various sectors are equipped with the skills needed to thrive in the digital age. As ICDL continues to leave its imprint on Benin, the nation is poised for a brighter, more digitally inclusive future.

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The Nigerian Minister for Education approves ICDL as the National standard for Computer Literacy in the Ministry for Education and for the Education Sector

At the launch of the Computer Acquisition Scheme (an integral part of Nigeria’s Roadmap for the Education Sector), the Honourable Minister Prof. (Mrs.) R. Rufa’i firstly acknowledged that ICT has,…
Read more → The Nigerian Minister for Education approves ICDL as the National standard for Computer Literacy in the Ministry for Education and for the Education Sector

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ICDL Accredited Test Centers

Agence Béninoise du Service Universel des Communications Électroniques et de la Poste, Gbegamey, carré 908 immeuble, BASSAM (LOKO SUZANNE), Cotonou, BENIN, Benin
01 BP 4888 Cotonou
Abomey Calavi, Benin
, C/ 943, Gbégamey, Cotonou, Cotonou, Benin
Haute Ecole de Commerce et de Management – Bénin
HECM ABOMEY-CALAVI Rue face 50 villas, Quartier GBODJO, 01BP3842 Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, BENIN, Benin
Quartier Saint Jean, Carré 904. Rue Derrière la Gazette du golf, 01 BP 6757, Cotonou, Cotonou, Benin
Academic Institution
Savoir Plus School-Benin
Lot 2119 Minnontin, rue derrière Canal3 Bénin, 08 BP : 0053, Cotonou, Minnontin, rue derrière Canal3 Bénin, Cotonou, Benin, Benin
Société Afrique Conseil
01bp919 Avenue Van Vollen Hoven, Carré N•163, Cotonou, Benin
SOS Villages d'Enfants Bénin
SOS Villages d’Enfants Bénin Quartier ZOPAH, 82 Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Benin
Abomey-Calavi, RNIE 2, Université d, Abomey Calavi, Benin
World Is Numeric Africa Sarl
Cotonou | Lot E 12 Carré N°7007, Quartier Les Cocotiers, Immeuble N°82 – Rue en face du Restaurant Livingstone, 01BP6703, Cadjèhoun, Benin
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ICDL Africa Digital Challenge 2024

The ICDL Africa Digital Challenge is an annual competition for primary, secondary, higher education, and tertiary students in Africa who want to showcase their digital skills. It aims to provide practical training in digital skills needed for various professional fields in the rapidly changing digital economy. Last year, over 300 students from Kenya and Uganda participated in the competition. After the successful pilot, ICDL Africa Digital Challenge 2024 will expand to include a new territory and more levels of education, making it accessible to more students across Africa. The competition will introduce contestants to emerging technologies, design, and the use of office application tools. It will take place from March 2024 to September 2024, and a detailed timeline is available on the Competition Journey page. The competition has various tracks, including Registration of Interest and Group Registration, and is open to those in other territories who contact the organizers for more information.

ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024

ICDL Asia Digital Challenge is an annual digital competition targeted to students in Asia who are eager to compete and demonstrate how digital skills may be applied in today’s rapidly evolving digital economy. First held in 2017, the competition has garnered tremendous support, with over 28,800 students, 500 schools, and 18 countries participating to date. The competition is geared towards practical digital skills required for various professional fields in the marketplace today and in the future. Take this chance to challenge yourself and get recognised for your digital skills at ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024!

Singapore National Digital Explorer 2024

A nationwide digital literacy initiative designed to empower Singapore students to learn real-world skills that enable them to think critically and be more productive learners. Aligned to the latest Ministry of Education, Singapore’s EdTech Plan, this Student-Initiated Learning (SIL) initiative will focus on equipping students with key skills and knowledge on the effective use of office productivity tools, online collaboration and emerging technologies. The NDE 2024 programme is targeted at primary, secondary and JC students.

ICDL Africa Forum 2023

The prestigious ICDL Africa Annual Forum, set to take place in the vibrant city of Kigali, Rwanda, scheduled for Wednesday, 25th October 2023. In today’s digital age, digital literacy has become a necessary skill for everyone. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to the necessary resources and training to acquire these skills. The ICDL Africa Forum …

ICDL Africa Digital Explorer 2023

The ICDL Africa Digital Explorer 2023 is an exciting student competition designed to promote ICDL and its comprehensive programs. Initially launching in Kenya and Uganda in the second quarter of 2023, this competition aims to raise digital competency and skills awareness among schools in these territories. The campaign’s central message revolves around “The importance of …

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