Decolonising the Computing Curriculum: Aligning Stakeholders for an African-Centric Education
- Sonwabo Mdwaba, Pan African Information Communication Technology Association, South Africa
- Attlee Gamundani, Namibia University of Science & Technology, Namibia
- Nobert Jere, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
- Relebohile Bulane, National University of Lesotho, Lesotho
- Tanaka Jere, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
- Nation Madikiza, Office of the Premier- Eastern Cape Provincial Government, South Africa
The cultural fabric of Africa, rich and diverse, deserves to be showcased in our academic curricula. As we strive for a more inclusive future, our education systems must reflect the essence of Africa. This workshop seeks to unite stakeholders to design an education system that fosters cultural pride and prepares our youth for leadership roles.
- The Impact of Western Ideology on African Education
- The Importance of Decoloniality in African Universities
- Leveraging African Expertise and Institutional Capabilities
- Date:27 November to 1 December, 2023
- Location:East London, South Africa
- Duration:Full-Day Workshop
- Participants:Limited to 50 attendees
- To develop a curriculum deeply rooted in African heritage.
- To create synergies between academia, industry, and civil society.
- To design educational content grounded in African values and examples.