EDTECH@UNIMA 2024: Conference Programme

Day 1 of the conference will kick off with research paper presentations, providing a platform for scholars and researchers to showcase their latest findings in the field of EdTech. Additionally, attendees can explore exhibitions featuring innovative EdTech solutions and participate in presentations on topical issues such as Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Funding Opportunities for Technology and Innovations in Malawi, and a workshop on Open Distance E-Learning (ODeL).

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Day 2 will continue the momentum with a workshop specifically focused on ODeL, allowing participants to delve deeper into this increasingly relevant educational model. Presentations on topical issues, further exhibitions, and a ‘Meet and Greet’ session will round out the day’s activities, fostering opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Please find below the EdTech@UNIMA 2024 Conference Programme:

                    DAY 19:00 – 9:10Opening prayerVolunteer                            WORKSHOP: OPEN DISTANCE E-LEARNING (MCDE AND UNIMA, EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS DEPARTMENT)
09:10 – 9:20Welcoming remarksHead, Education Foundations Department and Executive Dean, School of Education
09:20 – 09:40Official openingDeputy Vice Chancellor, University of Malawi
09:40-10:10Guest/keynote speechDr Antony Chigeda, Executive Director, Imagine Worldwide Malawi
10:10-10:30Tour of exhibitions by invited guests; Photograph/Media InterviewsVarious Media Houses; Student guides
10:10 – 10:30BreakSecretariat
10:30 – 10:45About the Kwathu KollectiveVictor Gondwe, Ntha Foundation
10:45-11:00Intellectual PropertyBlessings Katuma, University of Malawi
11:00-11:15Muuni Fund-ICT Research and Innovation FundMalawi Communications Regulatory Authority
11:15-11:30Research FundNational Commission for Science and Technology
11:30-11:45About EdTech Hub   Opportunities and Challenges of EdTech entrepreneurship in MalawiPilirani Kumasewera, EdTech Hub Malawi Country Lead
13:30-14:00Towards Africa’s Digital Transformation – Digital Skills for AfricaPanel Session hosted by Nthanda Manduwi
14:00 – 15:30Public Tour of ExhibitionsSecretariat/Student Volunteers
DAY 29:00-15:00Public Tour of ExhibitionsPaper presentations Panel Discussion (Facilitated by Kwathu Creative)WORKSHOP: DISTANCE E-LEARNING (MCDE AND UNIMA, EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS DEPARTMENT)

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