An initiative for Africa
MOOCs for Africa was launched by EPFL in summer 2013, with the backing of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, The EPFL+ Foundation and The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.
Leveraging the existing Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community (RESCIF) network, the program focused on capacity building of higher education which revolves around two main areas:
A sustainable program
The program is widely acclaimed as it helped putting digital education in the institutional and political agendas. Today, EPFL is acknowledged across Africa and in all Francophone countries, as a leader in online STEM education.
Picture Credit to EPFL May 2017 "Techniciens de l’UVS et l’UVCI en formation à l’EPFL ©EPFL MOOCs Afrique"
Note: 'MOOC' stands for 'Massive Open Online Course'