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MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, NAIROBI, KENYA IMPLEMENTING AMCEN DECISION 6: THE CASE OF MINISTERIAL E-LEARNING DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (MeLDC) MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT,

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Presentation on theme: "MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, NAIROBI, KENYA IMPLEMENTING AMCEN DECISION 6: THE CASE OF MINISTERIAL E-LEARNING DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (MeLDC) MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT,"— Presentation transcript:

1 MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, NAIROBI, KENYA IMPLEMENTING AMCEN DECISION 6: THE CASE OF MINISTERIAL E-LEARNING DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (MeLDC) MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, KENYA By Dr. Osoro Nyakweba 4th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training Le Méridien Président, Dakar, Senegal, May 2009 Technology-Supported Learning for Environmental Education 27 May 2009: Venue: Room C12

2 AMCEN 12 DECISION 6 REQUESTS AFRICAN MINISTRIES OF ENVIRONMENT THROUGH UNEP TO MAINSTREAM: Environmental Education (EE) Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Technology Supported Learning (TSL) INTO THEIR POLICIES AND PROGRAMS BASIS

3 BENEFITS OF TSL IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT EASY ACCESS TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION BY ALL SATAKEHOLDERS. GREATER OUTREACH TO EE/ESD PROGRAMS. ENHANCED NETWORKING ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. ENHANCED PARTICIPATION. FACILTATE CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND NETWORKING. INCREASES KNOW-HOW OF VARIOUS AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES.

4 AMCEN DECISION 6 AND MeLDC MINISTERIAL e-LEARNING DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, KENYA ESTABISHMENT - NEED COMPOSITION- PARTNERS OBJECTIVES - TORs ACHIEVEMENTS - SO FAR CHALLENGES- WE FACE WAY FORWARD – WHAT NEXT?

5 MeLDC ESTABLISHMENT MARCH 2008 NEMA, KeLC, NOLNet, MEET THE PERMANENT SECRETARY (PS) MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT PS IS BRIEFED OF e-LEARNING INITIATIVE PS CONSULTS WITH THE MINISTER PS MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND MINERAL APPOINTS MeLDC PS INSTRUCTS MeLDC TO CO-OPT PARTNERS FROM RELEVANT INSTITUTIONS

6 MeLDC COMPOSITION: THE FOLLOWING PARTNERS COOPTED INTO MeLDC: United Nations Environment Program me (UNEP) United Nations Education Social & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) United states of Aid for International Development (USAID) Kenyan eLearning Center (KeLC) Kenyatta University (KU) National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) Meteorological Department Mines and Geology Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS) Masuro Consultants Computers for Schools Kenya Ministry of Information Kenyan Institute of Education (KIE)

7 MeLDC OBJECTIVES PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS THRU e-LEARNING ESTABLISH e-LEARNING STATUS AND GAPS HARMONIZE e-LEARNING INTERVENTIONS BY VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS IN THE ENV.SECTOR. CO-ORDINATE, HARMONIZE AND SYNERGIZE e-LEARNING INTERVENTIONS BY VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS IN THE ENV. SECTOR. DEVELOP RESOURCE MOBILIZATION PLAN TO SPEARHEAD AND ASSIST IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF e-LEARNING MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON APPROPRIATE POLICY GUIDELINES TO MAINSTREAM E-LEARNING IN THE ENV. SECTOR TO LEVERAGE e-LEARNING FOR TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING AMONG ENVIRONMENTAL STAKEHOLDERS PROMOTE ADOPTION OF E-LEARNING AS A MANGEMENT TOOL IN ALL DEPTS AND STAKEHOLDERS. CARRY OUT ANY OTHER TASK THAT MAY BE ASSIGNED BY THE PS FROM TIME TO TIME.

8 MeLDC ACHIEVEMENTS PARTNER MEMBERS IDENTIFIED AND CO- OPTED. E-LEARNING WORKING GROUPS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED. WORK PLAN FOR HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. MeLDC e-LEARNING WORKSHOP FOR MINISTRY SENIOR STAFF APPROVED BY THE PS (JULY 2009). PS HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON REGULAR BASIS. e-LEARNING SECRETARIAT UNDERWAY.

9 MeLDC ACHIEVEMENTS FUNDING FROM AGRICULTURAL SERVICES COORDINATION UNIT FOR THE e-LEARNING PROPOSAL TO TRAIN PROVINCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEES AND DISTRICT ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEES. SUPPORT FROM UNEP AND UNESCO. CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS HELD ON REGULAR BASIS. E-LEARNING IS IN THE AGENDAOF THE MINISTER AND PS. GOOD WORKING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KeLC.

10 MeLDC CHALLENGES LIMITED FINANCIAL RESOURCES. LACK OF e-CAPACITY IN E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGY. LIMITED STAFF WITH CAPACITIES ON COMPUTER SKILLS. INADEQUATE OR LACK OF INFRAESTRUTURE AND CONNECTIVITY. EXPENSIVE INTERNET SERVICES. CULTURAL ATTITUDES AND MINDSET TOWARDS E-LEARNING. INACCESSIBILTY TO COMPUTERS/INTERNET INEFFICIENCY OF TRAINED STAFF. POOR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPT OF E- LEARNING BY STAFF.

11 MeLDC: THE WAY FORWARD KEEP THE MINISTER AND PS INFORMED OF THE DEVELOPMENTS OF THIS INITIATIVE. DEVELOPMENT OF PROJECT PROPOSALS FOR FUND RAISING TO IMPLEMENT MeLDC WORKPLAN. ORGANISE A TRAINING ON E-LEARNING FOR THE STAFF OF THE MINISTRY. MOBILISE RESOURCE FOR COMPUTERS TO BE PROVIDED TO THE STAFF.

12 THANK YOU! Dr. Osoro Nyakweba Deputy Director, Ministry of Environment, Kenya


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