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Connecting Burkinabé universities

A computer room at the University Polytechnic of Bobo-Dioulasso

A computer room at the University Polytechnic of Bobo-Dioulasso

I spent two years working on a French government project named RESEAU from 2005 to 2007. This project aimed over a period of 48 months to integrate universities in Burkina Faso into the world of knowledge sharing and an eLearning network.

Its main objective was to open up the Burkinabé university system through the modernization of university pedagogies and updating of knowledge and skills. I worked with the RESEAU team on the feasibility study of three centers for academic exchanges and research activities in Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso and Koudougou, and on writing the project proposal.

The project took time to start and I was already in Mali when it was granted. When I came back to Burkina-Faso a couple of years after, I visited a nice building on the campus of the University of Ouagadougou.  The RESEAU project were able to bring connectivity to Burkinabé students and provided computer labs for classes.

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