Henrik Hansson

The program IT strategies for education directed at decision-makers have received grant from the SIDA ITP programme ("ICT and Pedagogical Development"). The programme aims at poverty reduction and sustainable development through better integration of IT in education systems. Participants in the decisionin-making positions are selected from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kosovo, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

 “Participants are expected to act as change agents in their home countries and contribute to building of resources and to inducing change” Henrik Hansson explains. “The challenge is to strategically implement IT at all levels of education.”

The total budget for Swedish Partners is a total of 2.551 million / year. The programme is for three years with an option to extend for a further two years. The programmr includes among other things, two 4.5-week courses - a first carried out in Sweden (22 May to 14 June 2012 in Karlstad and Stockholm) and a second conducted in any country in Africa or Asia in November-December.

“The participants must have a knowledge of IT as a tool to create improvements in administration, leadership and educational development,” Henrik Hansson stresses. “They will also receive practical techniques and tools to design, plan and implement a change project in the education sector.”
Specific objectives of the program
• An overview of how ICT can be integrated in education strategies / policies based on best practices in both Sweden and other developed countries, but particularly in low and middle income countries
• Increased knowledge of the possibilities of using ICT as a tool for educational development and education.
• Increased knowledge of ICT applied in a national education system.
• Increased knowledge of ICT's impact on education administration, efficiency and transparency to improve the procedures, documentation, internal and external communications.
• Increased knowledge of experiences, methods and tools for organizational change in general and in education in particular.
• Increased international and national interdisciplinary network of ICT in education.

This interview in Swedish

ICT and Pedagogical Development In Sweden, May 22 – June 14, 2012 (training programme)

Project description