Upcoming Edtech Mondays Radio Show to Unveil the Ethiopian Edtech Ecosystem

As the Ethiopian educational landscape undergoes a digital transformation, the upcoming episode of EdTech Mondays promises to delve into the heart of the matter, exploring the potential of technology in bridging educational gaps and driving equitable access to quality learning.

Hosted by the Mastercard Foundation in collaboration with Shega Media & Technology, this edition will spotlight the emerging EdTech ecosystem in Ethiopia and the strides being made to harness its power for the benefit of the country’s learners.

The Ethiopian EdTech ecosystem is on the cusp of transformative growth, propelled by an expanding digital infrastructure and a youth population eager to embrace technology for learning.

Amid the backdrop of challenges like limited access to quality education in remote regions, EdTech startups and initiatives have emerged as potential change-makers. These endeavors harness the power of technology to provide innovative learning solutions, sp…

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EdTech Mondays Ethiopia Radio Show to Discuss Solutions for Equity, Inclusion

The upcoming episode of EdTech Mondays Radio Show, produced by the Mastercard Foundation and Shega Media & Technology, is poised to explore the crucial role of technology in promoting equity and inclusion in education.

Serving as a platform for thought-provoking discussions and innovative ideas, EdTech Mondays will host a panel of diverse experts in this episode. The panelists include Seid Anbesu, a visually impaired social worker in a government bureau; Beky Abadula, CEO at Deborah Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Ethiopian youth with Intellectual disabilities; Hannan Endale, inclusive learning program manager at Light of the World, an NGO that empowers people with disabilities and protects eye health; and Rahel Kebede, learning support head at MALD Kindergarten.

Set to be aired at 8.10 p.m. EAT on Monday, July 31, 2023, via Fana FM 98.1 and ten other affiliated FM radio stations across the country, the show will expl…

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The Last Mile in EdTech: Radio Show to Spotlight Infrastructure Shortfall in Ethiopia

Continuing its engaging series of discussions, the monthly radio show EdTech Mondays in its April episode, is set to spotlight the prevailing lack of infrastructure which impedes the comprehensive implementation of edtech solutions in Ethiopia.

The radio show, produced by the Mastercard Foundation and Shega Media & Technology Plc, chose to address the infrastructure issue as the challenge has consistently emerged throughout EdTech Mondays’ conversations since its inception in October 2022.

Despite the substantial growth of technology-integrated learning, Ethiopia’s ICT systems are still insufficient to meet the existing demand across various sectors, including education. There’s a...

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EdTech Mondays April Radio Show to Examine Digital Literacy in Ethiopia

The Mastercard Foundation, in partnership with Shega Media & Technology, will air the next episode of the EdTech Mondays Radio Show that will examine the power of edtech in delivering and assessing 21st-century skills.

The show, which will be aired on April 24, 2023, at 8:10 pm via Fana FM 98.1 and 10 other affiliated radio stations across the country, will ask what Ethiopia needs to do to facilitate access to digital literacy and how edtech can help with digital literacy for learners and educators.

Digital literacy is the ability to utilize communication and information technologies to create, evaluate, and communicate messages, requiring technical and cognitive skills.

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Mastercard Foundation, Shega’s EdTech Mondays Radio Show Extends for a Year, Goes National

EdTech Mondays, a monthly radio show by Mastercard Foundation and Shega Media & Technology PLC that serves as a platform to facilitate critical conversations on using technology for teaching and learning in Ethiopia, has been extended for a year and is going national.

The announcement comes as the duo secures airtime on 11 radio stations around the country under the Fana Broadcasting Corporation, expanding the reach and impact of the show for ten more episodes in 2023.

Starting with the upcoming episode in February, Edtech Mondays will air on the last Monday of every month, in Georgian Calendar, from 8:10 p.m. to 8:50 p.m., bringing key stakeholders together, including policymakers, EdTech...

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New Radio Station Backed by Samrawit Fikru Launches in Addis Ababa

Tirita FM, a private radio station that has Samrawit Fikru, founder and CEO of RIDE, among its shareholders has officially commenced regular broadcast.

The station, which was built at a cost of 50 million birr, can be heard on FM 97.6 and serves the residents of Addis Ababa.

Tirita was one of the three private radio stations that received a license from the then-Ethiopian Broadcast Authority in mid-2020.

After two years of setting up its offices, importing broadcasting equipment, and hiring staff, the station began pilot testing its programs in June 2022.

The station, which is legally registered under the name Tirita Trading Plc, has  Zechrais Sintayehu as its CEO. Together with Samrawit,...

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