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Name: Adesuwa. E. Akinboro

Organization: African Medical and Research Foundation, Nairobi Kenya

Brief Profile: I'm the eLearning Programme Manager at AMREF HQ, implementing a country wide programme for upgrading 22,000 Enrolled Community Health Nurses from certificate to registered level. The programme is a classic Public-Private Partnership; a collaboration betwwen AMREF, the Nursing Council of Kenya, Accenture (a global management, technology consulting and outsourcing organization) and several public, private and faith based nursing schools in Kenya. It aims at upgrading these nurses in 5% of the time and less than 5% of the cost of a traditional residential/classroom based programme.

I have a background in Economics, Programme Management and eLearning, with over 8 years working experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs), Technology Consulting and health industries.

I'm married, with a beautiful daughter and live in Nairobi Kenya. I also pastor a church (Christ Embassy) of beautiful people in Westlands Nairobi.

Chapter 1: The New Frontier

Developing a Collaboration Network

Chapter 2: Making eLearning Work

The main objjectives of implementing eLearning simply remians:

  1. The desire to increase access to quality education
  2. cost effectiveness
  3. The ability to reach geographically dispersed learners.

In Chapter 2, we will be discussing the possibility of enhancing current educational programmes using eLearning.