Welcome to our Community!
EdTech East Africa is a community for innovators and enablers using technology to improve access, quality and relevance of education in East Africa. In pursuit of purpose we bring together stakeholders from different parts of the edtech ecosystem to improve learning outcomes for learners across East Africa.
The EdTech Landscape
In the wake of the pandemic, EdTech is no longer a side conversation. Education technology is a part of the common discourse around ways to strengthen education ecosystems across the world.
Why we exist
We exists to address the lack of effective solutions and shared understanding of challenges in education technology. We promote a common language, structure, and understanding for EdTech solutions to develop high-quality solutions for all learners and educators.
The lack of a common language and structure for thinking about EdTech solutions, creating policies, how to fund Edtech solutions etc, is a significant problem that hinders the ecosystem’s ability to make progress and develop high-quality solutions that meet the needs of learners and educators.
This lack of shared understanding can lead to confusion, misunderstandings, and delays in the development and implementation of new solutions. It can also limit the ability of people outside the ecosystem to contribute to the development of EdTech solutions and take advantage of their benefits.
If this problem is not fixed, it could lead to slow and ineffective development and implementation of EdTech solutions, hindering progress in education, duplication of solutions/interventions, siloed evidence and creating a widening gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not, ultimately harming individuals and society as a whole.
We aim to create a more collaborative and productive environment for the development and implementation of EdTech solutions. This is achieved by facilitating the development of a shared understanding among stakeholders within the ecosystem, bringing together different groups such as educators, learners, developers, investors, and policymakers to create a common language and structure for thinking about EdTech solutions.
To accelerate the pace of progress and quality of EdTech solutions by fostering innovation, collaboration, and a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the ecosystem.
What we do
Co-Creation of EdTech Framework
Facilitate Communication and Collaboration
EdTech Ecosystem Building Initiatives
EdTech Ecosystem Actors
EdTech East Africa is a thriving community of over 3,700 EdTech Ecosystem Actors. These individuals and organizations are dedicated to using technology to improve access, quality, and relevance of education in East Africa.